Duquesne University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$41,892
4.75% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$32,408
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.39%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
77.2%
8,335 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
8,830
94.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
77.1%
895 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 (257 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (101 degrees), and General Finance (95 degrees).

In 2020, 2,771 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Duquesne University. 64.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 35.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,232 degrees), 17.2 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Duquesne University is $41,892, which is $13,263 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Duquesne University is $41,892, which is $13,263 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,408.

In 2020, 97% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,892
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Duquesne University was $41,892. The cost of tuition at Duquesne University is $13,263 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$32,408
2020 Value
5.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Duquesne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,408. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Duquesne University grew by 5.45%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,088
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Duquesne University was of $13,088 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 3.99% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

97%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

97% of undergraduate students at Duquesne University received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.11% with respect to 2019, when 95% 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.
2.39%
2018 Default Rate
50
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Duquesne University was 2.39%, which represents 50 out of the 2095 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 8,335 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 15.3% annual growth. Out of those 8,335 applicants, 6,434 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.2% acceptance rate.

There were 8,830 students enrolled at Duquesne University in 2020, and 67% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Duquesne University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
6,434
Accepted Out of 8,335

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Duquesne University was 77.2% (6,434 admissions from 8,335 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 74.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 15.3%, while admissions grew by 19.7%.

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SAT Scores

67%
Submission Percentage
798
Scores Submitted

67% of enrolled first-time students at Duquesne University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Duquesne University has a total enrollment of 8,830 students. The full-time enrollment at Duquesne University is 8,361 students and the part-time enrollment is 469. This means that 94.7% of students enrolled at Duquesne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Duquesne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 77.8% White, 5.7% Black or African American, 4.42% Hispanic or Latino, 3.48% Asian, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.068% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.068% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Duquesne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (53%), followed by White Male (27.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.89%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (50.2%), followed by White Male (24.3%) and Black or African American Female (3.75%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Duquesne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,830 students. The full-time enrollment at Duquesne University is 8,361 and the part-time enrollment is 469. This means that 94.7% of students enrolled at Duquesne University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2020 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 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), 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
    6,868
  2. Black or African American
    503
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    390

The enrolled student population at Duquesne University is 77.8% White, 5.7% Black or African American, 4.42% Hispanic or Latino, 3.48% Asian, 3.1% Two or More Races, 0.068% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.068% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 779 more women than men received degrees from Duquesne University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Duquesne University is white (2,232 degrees awarded). There were 17.2 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Duquesne University is Nursing School (257 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (101 degrees) and General Finance (95 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 (132 degrees awarded), History (36 degrees), and English (62 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 (132 degrees awarded), History (36 degrees), English (62 degrees), Health (924 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 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 (132 degrees awarded), History (36 degrees), English (62 degrees), Health (924 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 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 (132 degrees awarded), History (36 degrees), English (62 degrees), Health (924 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (16 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. 257 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 101 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 95 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Duquesne University was Nursing School with 257 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

996
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,775
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 996 degrees were awarded to men at Duquesne University, which is 0.561 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,775).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 66 degrees were awarded to men at Duquesne University in General Finance, which is 2.28 times more than the 29 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 231 degrees were awarded to women at Duquesne University in Nursing School, which is 7 times more than the 33 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
78%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 68% of students graduating from Duquesne University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 78% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (82.2%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Duquesne University is Female and White (82.2% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.335% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,232 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    130 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    88 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Duquesne University is white (2,232 degrees awarded). There were 17.2 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (130 degrees).

0.433% of degree recipients (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,445 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    787 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    69 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Duquesne University is white female (1,445 degrees awarded). There were 1.84 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (787 degrees).

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Operations

Duquesne University has an endowment valued at nearly $472M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−0.469%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Duquesne University had a total salary expenditure of $287M. Duquesne University employs 205 Associate professors, 153 Assistant professors, and 93 Professors. Most academics at Duquesne University are Male Associate professors (107), Female Associate professors(98), and Female Assistant professors (98).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duquesne University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 255 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 180 employees, and Service with 178 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$472M
2020 Endowment
3.33%
decline from 2019

Duquesne University has an endowment valued at about $472M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Duquesne University declined 3.33% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $170M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $12.1M - Federal
  2. $1.93M - State
  3. $563k - Local

As of 2020, Duquesne University received $12.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.93M from state grants and contracts, and $563k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$129M
2020 Salaries
0.238%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Duquesne University paid a median of $129M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($287M) and a 0.238% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.82% growth from 2018 and a 2.52% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$44.5M
Instructional Salaries
478
Number of Employees

In 2020, Duquesne University paid a total of $44.5M to 478 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
205 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
255 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Duquesne University were Associate professor with 205 employees; Assistant professor with 153 employees; and Assistant professor with 93 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duquesne University were Business and Financial Operations with 255 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 180 employees; and Service with 178 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Duquesne University was Male Associate professor with 107 employees, Female Associate professor with 98 employees, and Female Assistant professor with 98 employees.

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