University of Dayton

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,100
2.8% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$33,372
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.51%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
72%
17,462 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
11,473
88.8% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
79.2%
1,621 Graduates

About

University of Dayton is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Dayton were Mechanical Engineering (224 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (189 degrees), and General Finance (159 degrees).

In 2019, 3,135 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Dayton. 48.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,305 degrees), 19.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (116 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Dayton is $44,100, which is $15,600 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Dayton is $44,100, which is $15,600 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,372.

In 2019, 91% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 48% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,100
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of Dayton was $44,100. The cost of tuition at University of Dayton is $15,600 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,500).

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Average Net Price

$33,372
2019 Value
3.88%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of Dayton had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,372. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of Dayton grew by 3.88%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,580
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Dayton was of $13,580 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.03% 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

91%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
48%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

91% of undergraduate students at University of Dayton received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 91% 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.
2.51%
2017 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of Dayton was 2.51%, which represents 46 out of the 1832 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

University of Dayton received 17,462 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 3.98% annual growth. Out of those 17,462 applicants, 12,578 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 72% acceptance rate.

There were 11,473 students enrolled at University of Dayton in 2019, and 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Dayton has an overall enrollment yield of 16.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

72%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
12,578
Accepted Out of 17,462

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Dayton was 72% (12,578 admissions from 17,462 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 71.5%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 3.98%, while admissions grew by 4.69%.

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage
687
Scores Submitted

34% of enrolled first-time students at University of Dayton in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Dayton has a total enrollment of 11,473 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Dayton is 10,187 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,286. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at University of Dayton are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Dayton, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.7% White, 4.78% Hispanic or Latino, 4.58% Black or African American, 2.64% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.0697% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0436% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Dayton in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.8%), followed by White Female (39.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (2.97%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (29.5%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Black or African American Female (3.69%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Dayton, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,473 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Dayton is 10,187 and the part-time enrollment is 1,286. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at University of Dayton are enrolled full-time compared with 77.6% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

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

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,567
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    548
  3. Black or African American
    525

The enrolled student population at University of Dayton is 74.7% White, 4.78% Hispanic or Latino, 4.58% Black or African American, 2.64% Two or More Races, 1.47% Asian, 0.0697% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0436% 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.

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Graduates

In 2019, 89 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Dayton. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Dayton is white (2,305 degrees awarded). There were 19.9 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (116 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Dayton is Mechanical Engineering (224 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (189 degrees) and General Finance (159 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Dayton, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (677 degrees awarded), Legal (84 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (123 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 University of Dayton are Software developers (455,405 people), Other managers (411,450 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (342,997 people), Civil engineers (272,271 people), and Mechanical engineers (211,917 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Dayton are Engineering (677 degrees awarded), Legal (84 degrees), Engineering Technologies (123 degrees), Communications (145 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 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 University of Dayton are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Surgeons, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers

The most specialized majors at University of Dayton are Engineering (677 degrees awarded), Legal (84 degrees), Engineering Technologies (123 degrees), Communications (145 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 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 University of Dayton are Computer Systems Design (530,082 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (428,668 people), Construction (323,606 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (304,459 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (238,623 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Dayton are Engineering (677 degrees awarded), Legal (84 degrees), Engineering Technologies (123 degrees), Communications (145 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (18 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 University of Dayton.
Most Common
  1. 224 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 189 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 159 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Dayton was Mechanical Engineering with 224 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,612
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,523
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,612 degrees were awarded to men at University of Dayton, which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,523).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 222 degrees were awarded to men at University of Dayton in Mechanical Engineering, which is 4.53 times more than the 49 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 101 degrees were awarded to women at University of Dayton in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 2.59 times more than the 39 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 60% of students graduating from University of Dayton 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 79% 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 Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Dayton is Male 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, 1.3% of graduates (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,305 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    116 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Dayton is white (2,305 degrees awarded). There were 19.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (116 degrees).

1.75% of degree recipients (55 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,212 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,093 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    62 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Dayton is white female (1,212 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,093 degrees).

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Operations

University of Dayton has an endowment valued at nearly $603M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $54.3M (9%), compared to the 4.24% average return ($13.2M on $311M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2019, University of Dayton had a total salary expenditure of $564M. University of Dayton employs 178 Associate professors, 175 Lecturers, and 142 Assistant professors. Most academics at University of Dayton are Female Lecturers (110), Male Associate professors(105), and Male Professors (96).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Dayton are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 636 employees, Management, with 422 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 276 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$603M
2019 Endowment
6.31%
growth from 2018

University of Dayton has an endowment valued at about $603M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Dayton grew 6.31% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $292M 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. $153M - Federal
  2. $11.4M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of Dayton received $153M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.4M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$219M
2019 Salaries
6.88%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of Dayton paid a median of $219M in salaries, which represents 38.9% of their overall expenditure ($564M) and a 6.88% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.57% growth from 2017 and a 5.02% growth from 2016.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$57.5M
Instructional Salaries
667
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of Dayton paid a total of $57.5M to 667 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.2% 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
178 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
636 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Dayton were Associate professor with 178 employees; Lecturer with 175 employees; and Lecturer with 142 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Dayton were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 636 employees; Management with 422 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 276 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Dayton was Female Lecturer with 110 employees, Male Associate professor with 105 employees, and Male Professor with 96 employees.

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

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