Duquesne University

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$39,992
4.75% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$30,732
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.53%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
74.3%
7,231 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
9,197
95% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
77.7%
1,014 Graduates

About

Duquesne University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Duquesne University were Nursing School (266 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (91 degrees), and Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management (67 degrees).

In 2019, 2,568 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Duquesne University. 66% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,008 degrees), 17.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (117 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Duquesne University is $39,992, which is $11,492 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Duquesne University is $39,992, which is $11,492 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,732.

In 2019, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 62% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,992
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Duquesne University was $39,992. The cost of tuition at Duquesne University is $11,492 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$30,732
2019 Value
0.0716%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Duquesne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $30,732. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Duquesne University grew by 0.0716%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,586
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Duquesne University was of $12,586 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.9% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
62%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Duquesne University received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 1.06% with respect to 2018, when 94% 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.
2.53%
2017 Default Rate
52
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Duquesne University was 2.53%, which represents 52 out of the 2056 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

Duquesne University received 7,231 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.65% annual decline. Out of those 7,231 applicants, 5,375 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 74.3% acceptance rate.

There were 9,197 students enrolled at Duquesne University in 2019, and 73% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Duquesne University has an overall enrollment yield of 24.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

74.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
5,375
Accepted Out of 7,231

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Duquesne University was 74.3% (5,375 admissions from 7,231 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 71.8%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants declined by −3.65%, while admissions declined by −0.315%.

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SAT Scores

73%
Submission Percentage
955
Scores Submitted

73% of enrolled first-time students at Duquesne University in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Duquesne University has a total enrollment of 9,197 students. The full-time enrollment at Duquesne University is 8,739 students and the part-time enrollment is 458. This means that 95% of students enrolled at Duquesne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Duquesne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 78.7% White, 5.53% Black or African American, 3.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.29% Asian, 3.06% Two or More Races, 0.0761% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0435% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Duquesne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.9%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Black or African American Female (2.63%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (49.6%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Black or African American Female (3.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Duquesne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,197 students. The full-time enrollment at Duquesne University is 8,739 and the part-time enrollment is 458. This means that 95% of students enrolled at Duquesne University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

85%
2019 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 Duquesne University was 85%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Duquesne University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,239
  2. Black or African American
    509
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    347

The enrolled student population at Duquesne University is 78.7% White, 5.53% Black or African American, 3.77% Hispanic or Latino, 3.29% Asian, 3.06% Two or More Races, 0.0761% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0435% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 50.3% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.48% 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, 48 students (0.522%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 822 more women than men received degrees from Duquesne University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Duquesne University is white (2,008 degrees awarded). There were 17.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (117 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Duquesne University is Nursing School (266 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (91 degrees) and Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management (67 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Duquesne University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (110 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees), and History (45 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Registered nurses (1,393,270 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (203,291 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (176,883 people), Other managers (171,004 people), and Postsecondary teachers (170,277 people).

The most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Legal (110 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees), History (45 degrees), Health (887 degrees), and English (52 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 Duquesne University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Physicians, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Legal (110 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees), History (45 degrees), Health (887 degrees), and English (52 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Duquesne University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,509,615 people), Elementary & secondary schools (540,941 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (356,096 people), Outpatient care centers (244,376 people), and Offices of physicians (238,004 people).

The most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Legal (110 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (23 degrees), History (45 degrees), Health (887 degrees), and English (52 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 Duquesne University.
Most Common
  1. 266 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 91 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 67 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Duquesne University was Nursing School with 266 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

873
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,695
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 873 degrees were awarded to men at Duquesne University, which is 0.515 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,695).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 58 degrees were awarded to men at Duquesne University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 2.23 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 242 degrees were awarded to women at Duquesne University in Nursing School, which is 7.81 times more than the 31 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 68% of students graduating from Duquesne University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Duquesne University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.0986% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,008 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    117 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Duquesne University is white (2,008 degrees awarded). There were 17.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (117 degrees).

0.935% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,327 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    681 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    79 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Duquesne University is white female (1,327 degrees awarded). There were 1.95 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (681 degrees).

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Operations

Duquesne University has an endowment valued at nearly $488M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $9.99M (2.05%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, Duquesne University had a total salary expenditure of $287M. Duquesne University employs 189 Associate professors, 173 Assistant professors, and 103 Professors. Most academics at Duquesne University are Female Assistant professors (119), Male Associate professors(105), and Female Associate professors (84).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duquesne University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 247 employees, Service, with 189 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 189 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$488M
2019 Endowment
31.9%
growth from 2018

Duquesne University has an endowment valued at about $488M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Duquesne University grew 31.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $177M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $6.35M - Federal
  2. $2M - State
  3. $512k - Local

As of 2019, Duquesne University received $6.35M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $2M from state grants and contracts, and $512k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$129M
2019 Salaries
1.82%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Duquesne University paid a median of $129M in salaries, which represents 44.9% of their overall expenditure ($287M) and a 1.82% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.52% growth from 2017 and a 1.38% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 234M (42.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$46.2M
Instructional Salaries
493
Number of Employees

In 2019, Duquesne University paid a total of $46.2M to 493 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $71.1M (30.3%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
189 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
247 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Duquesne University were Associate professor with 189 employees; Assistant professor with 173 employees; and Assistant professor with 103 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duquesne University were Business and Financial Operations with 247 employees; Service with 189 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 189 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Duquesne University was Female Assistant professor with 119 employees, Male Associate professor with 105 employees, and Female Associate professor with 84 employees.

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

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