Dominican University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$32,160

3.08% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$18,250

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

4.95%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

65%

4,697 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

3,127

74.6% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

62.1%

257 Graduates

About

Dominican University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dominican University were General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded), General Psychology (48 degrees), and Criminology (44 degrees).

In 2017, 1,179 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dominican University. 71.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (588 degrees), 1.84 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (319 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dominican University is $32,160, which is $11,427 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dominican University is $32,160, which is $11,427 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,250.

In 2017, 88% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 73% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$32,160

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Dominican University was $32,160. The cost of tuition at Dominican University is $11,427 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,733).

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Average Net Price

$18,250

2017 Value

0.17%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Dominican University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,250. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Dominican University grew by 0.17%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,001

Room and Board

$1,200

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dominican University was of $13,001 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 1.25% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

88%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

73%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

88% of undergraduate students at Dominican University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2016, when 88% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.

4.95%

2016 Default Rate

48

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Dominican University was 4.95%, which represents 48 out of the 969 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Dominican University received 4,697 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.82% annual growth. Out of those 4,697 applicants, 3,052 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 65% acceptance rate.

There were 3,127 students enrolled at Dominican University in 2017, and 7% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dominican University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

65%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

3,052

Accepted Out of 4,697

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dominican University was 65% (3,052 admissions from 4,697 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 63.7%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.82%, while admissions grew by 4.84%.

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SAT Scores

7%

Submission Percentage

32

Scores Submitted

7% of enrolled first-time students at Dominican University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dominican University has a total enrollment of 3,127 students. The full-time enrollment at Dominican University is 2,333 students and the part-time enrollment is 794. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at Dominican University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dominican University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40% White, 38.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Black or African American, 3.07% Asian, 0.991% Two or More Races, 0.288% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.128% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Dominican University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (35.5%), followed by White Female (20.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (16.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (44.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (12.2%) and Black or African American Female (9.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.6%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dominican University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,127 students. The full-time enrollment at Dominican University is 2,333 and the part-time enrollment is 794. This means that 74.6% of students enrolled at Dominican University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

81%

2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Dominican University was 81%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Dominican University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,251

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,214

  3. Black or African American

    243

The enrolled student population at Dominican University is 40% White, 38.8% Hispanic or Latino, 7.77% Black or African American, 3.07% Asian, 0.991% Two or More Races, 0.288% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.128% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 54.4% White, 15% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 192 students (6.14%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 497 more women than men received degrees from Dominican University. The majority of degree recipients at Dominican University are white (588 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (319 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dominican University is General Business Administration & Management (71 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (48 degrees) and Criminology (44 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dominican University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (86 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (119 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (100 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dominican University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,894,466 people), Secondary school teachers (311,541 people), Education administrators (256,726 people), Social workers, all other (191,029 people), and Postsecondary teachers (129,751 people).

The most specialized majors at Dominican University are Library Science (86 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (119 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (100 degrees), Language & Linguistics (30 degrees), and Education (210 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dominican University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Geoscientists and hydrologists, except geographers, Physicians, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Dominican University are Library Science (86 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (119 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (100 degrees), Language & Linguistics (30 degrees), and Education (210 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dominican University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,802,162 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (280,637 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (223,941 people), Individual & family services (140,247 people), and Outpatient care centers (102,247 people).

The most specialized majors at Dominican University are Library Science (86 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (119 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (100 degrees), Language & Linguistics (30 degrees), and Education (210 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dominican University.

Most Common

  1. 71 degrees awarded

  2. 48 degrees awarded

  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dominican University was General Business Administration & Management with 71 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 341

  2. 838

In 2017, 341 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University, which is 0.407 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (838).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 68 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.944 times less than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 100 degrees were awarded to women at Dominican University in Social Work, which is 6.67 times more than the 15 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

48%

100% Completion Time

59%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 48% of students graduating from Dominican University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 59% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 60% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dominican University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    588 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    319 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    102 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dominican University is white (588 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (319 degrees).

8.65% of degree recipients (102 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    423 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    234 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    165 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dominican University is white female (423 degrees awarded). There were 1.81 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (234 degrees).

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Operations

Dominican University has an endowment valued at nearly $33M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $6.81M (20.6%), compared to the 6.94% average return ($2.3M on $33.1M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2017, Dominican University had a total salary expenditure of $67.3M. Dominican University employs 49 Professors, 45 Associate professors, and 32 Assistant professors. Most academics at Dominican University are Female Associate professors (30), Male Professors(25), and Female Professors (24).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dominican University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 77 employees, Management, with 63 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$33M

2017 Endowment

5.46%

growth from 2016

Dominican University has an endowment valued at about $33M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Dominican University grew 5.46% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $97.6k lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.29M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Dominican University received $6.29M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33.7M

2017 Salaries

6.64%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Dominican University paid a median of $33.7M in salaries, which represents 50% of their overall expenditure ($67.3M) and a 6.64% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 7.08% growth from 2015 and a 1.22% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.4M (40.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$11.8M

Instructional Salaries

158

Number of Employees

In 2017, Dominican University paid a total of $11.8M to 158 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $16.8M (34%) for similar Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor

Most Common Instructor

49 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

77 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dominican University were Professor with 49 employees; Associate professor with 45 employees; and Associate professor with 32 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dominican University were Office and Administrative Support with 77 employees; Management with 63 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Female Professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dominican University was Female Associate professor with 30 employees, Male Professor with 25 employees, and Female Professor with 24 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Dominican University.

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