Marquette University

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$38,000

3.49% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$33,502

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

2.18%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

84.3%

13,136 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,294

89.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

80.6%

1,554 Graduates

About

Marquette University is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Marquette University were General Biomedical Sciences (152 degrees awarded), General Finance (146 degrees), and General Psychology (133 degrees).

In 2016, 3,556 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Marquette University. 53.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,520 degrees), 9.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (275 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Marquette University is $38,000, which is $12,144 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Marquette University is $38,000, which is $12,144 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,502.

In 2016, 95% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$38,000

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Marquette University was $38,000. The cost of tuition at Marquette University is $12,144 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$33,502

2016 Value

0.523%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Marquette University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,502. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Marquette University grew by 0.523%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,170

Room and Board

$1,008

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Marquette University was of $11,170 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,008. The cost of room and board decreased by 5.58% between 2015 and 2016. 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

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Marquette University received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 1.04% with respect to 2015, when 96% 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.

2.18%

2015 Default Rate

46

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Marquette University was 2.18%, which represents 46 out of the 2110 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

Marquette University received 13,136 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 35.9% annual decline. Out of those 13,136 applicants, 11,079 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.3% acceptance rate.

There were 11,294 students enrolled at Marquette University in 2016, and 13% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Marquette University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

84.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

11,079

Accepted Out of 13,136

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Marquette University was 84.3% (11,079 admissions from 13,136 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 74.2%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -359%, while admissions declined by -271%.

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SAT Scores

13%

Submission Percentage

262

Scores Submitted

13% of enrolled first-time students at Marquette University in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Marquette University has a total enrollment of 11,294 students. The full-time enrollment at Marquette University is 10,070 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,224. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Marquette University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Marquette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 70% White, 9.35% Hispanic or Latino, 5.64% Asian, 3.5% Black or African American, 3.23% Two or More Races, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0797% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Marquette University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (38.2%), followed by White Male (32.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.67%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (35.8%), followed by White Male (31.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.86%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Marquette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,294 students. The full-time enrollment at Marquette University is 10,070 and the part-time enrollment is 1,224. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Marquette University are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

2016 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 Marquette University was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Marquette University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,909

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,056

  3. Asian

    637

The enrolled student population at Marquette University is 70% White, 9.35% Hispanic or Latino, 5.64% Asian, 3.5% Black or African American, 3.23% Two or More Races, 0.204% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0797% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2016, 224 more women than men received degrees from Marquette University. The majority of degree recipients at Marquette University are white (2,520 degrees awarded). There were 9.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (275 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Marquette University is General Biomedical Sciences (152 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (146 degrees) and General Psychology (133 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Marquette University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (192 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (46 degrees), and Communications (285 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 Marquette University are Physicians & surgeons (398,420 people), Miscellaneous managers (251,823 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (189,411 people), Postsecondary teachers (180,016 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (108,429 people).

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (192 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (46 degrees), Communications (285 degrees), Language & Linguistics (74 degrees), and Biology (288 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Marquette University are Real estate brokers & sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Physicians & surgeons, Credit counselors & loan officers, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (192 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (46 degrees), Communications (285 degrees), Language & Linguistics (74 degrees), and Biology (288 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 Marquette University are Hospitals (512,060 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (393,798 people), Elementary & secondary schools (357,446 people), Offices of physicians (168,102 people), and Computer Systems Design (126,512 people).

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (192 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (46 degrees), Communications (285 degrees), Language & Linguistics (74 degrees), and Biology (288 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 Marquette University.

Most Common

  1. 152 degrees awarded

  2. 146 degrees awarded

  3. 133 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Marquette University was General Biomedical Sciences with 152 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,666

  2. 1,890

In 2016, 1,666 degrees were awarded to men at Marquette University, which is 0.881 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,890).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 119 degrees were awarded to men at Marquette University in Law, which is 1.65 times more than the 72 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 219 degrees were awarded to women at Marquette University in Registered Nursing, which is 13.7 times more than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

59%

100% Completion Time

79%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 59% of students graduating from Marquette 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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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 Marquette University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 0.0644% 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

    2,520 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    275 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    162 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Marquette University is white (2,520 degrees awarded). There were 9.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (275 degrees).

3.77% of degree recipients (134 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,307 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,213 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    158 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Marquette University is white female (1,307 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,213 degrees).

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Operations

Marquette University has an endowment valued at nearly $552M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.2M (3.48%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Marquette University had a total expenditure of $379M. Of that $379M, they spent $179M on salaries and $379M on benefits.

Marquette University employs 213 Associate professors, 202 Assistant professors, and 170 Professors. Most academics at Marquette University are Male Professors (129), Male Associate professors(115), and Male Assistant professors (104).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marquette University are: Service, with 309 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 300 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 251 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$552M

2015 Endowment

3.74%

growth from 2014

Marquette University has an endowment valued at about $552M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Marquette University grew 3.74% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $281M 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. $11.8M - Federal

  2. $3.59M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, Marquette University received $11.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.59M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$179M

Salary Expenditure

$379M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Marquette University had a total expenditure of $379M. Of that $379M, they spent $179M on salaries and $379M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Marquette University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$179M

2015 Salaries

1.68%

decline from 2014

In 2015, Marquette University paid a median of $179M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($379M) and a 1.68% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.12% growth from 2013 and a 2.14% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$59.1M

Instructional Salaries

630

Number of Employees

In 2015, Marquette University paid a total of $59.1M to 630 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

213 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

309 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Marquette University were Associate professor with 213 employees; Assistant professor with 202 employees; and Assistant professor with 170 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marquette University were Service with 309 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 300 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 251 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Marquette University was Male Professor with 129 employees, Male Associate professor with 115 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 104 employees.

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

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