University of Denver

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$45,288

4.92% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$32,940

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

1.74%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

53.5%

20,322 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

11,614

74% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

79.2%

962 Graduates

About

University of Denver is a higher education institution located in Denver County, CO. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Denver were General Finance (160 degrees awarded), General Psychology (117 degrees), and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (94 degrees).

In 2016, 4,195 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Denver. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,845 degrees), 7.69 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (370 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Denver is $45,288, which is $19,432 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

About the photo: A pond glimmers in front of Mary Reed Hall at University of Denver (DU).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Denver is $45,288, which is $19,432 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,940.

In 2016, 80% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 37% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$45,288

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of Denver was $45,288. The cost of tuition at University of Denver is $19,432 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$32,940

2016 Value

2.74%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of Denver had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,940. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of Denver grew by 2.74%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,498

Room and Board

$1,800

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Denver was of $11,498 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,800. The cost of room and board increased by 3.5% 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

80%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

37%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

80% of undergraduate students at University of Denver received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2015, when 80% 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.

1.74%

2015 Default Rate

48

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of Denver was 1.74%, which represents 48 out of the 2761 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 Denver received 20,322 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 35.2% annual growth. Out of those 20,322 applicants, 10,867 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 53.5% acceptance rate.

There were 11,614 students enrolled at University of Denver in 2016, and 33% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Denver has an overall enrollment yield of 12.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

53.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

10,867

Accepted Out of 20,322

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Denver was 53.5% (10,867 admissions from 20,322 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 72.7%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants grew by 35.2%, while admissions declined by -0.649%.

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SAT Scores

33%

Submission Percentage

459

Scores Submitted

33% of enrolled first-time students at University of Denver in 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Denver has a total enrollment of 11,614 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Denver is 8,592 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,022. This means that 74% of students enrolled at University of Denver are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Denver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.9% White, 9.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Asian, 3.49% Black or African American, 3.36% Two or More Races, 0.405% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0689% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Denver in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (37%), followed by White Male (32.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (43.2%), followed by White Male (24.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.29%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Denver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,614 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Denver is 8,592 and the part-time enrollment is 3,022. This means that 74% of students enrolled at University of Denver are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%

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 University of Denver was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), University of Denver had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    7,881

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,138

  3. Asian

    433

The enrolled student population at University of Denver is 67.9% White, 9.8% Hispanic or Latino, 3.73% Asian, 3.49% Black or African American, 3.36% Two or More Races, 0.405% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0689% 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.

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, 306 students (2.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 767 more women than men received degrees from University of Denver. The majority of degree recipients at University of Denver are white (2,845 degrees awarded). There were 7.69 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (370 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Denver is General Finance (160 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (117 degrees) and Speech Communication & Rhetoric (94 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Denver, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (34 degrees awarded), Legal (356 degrees), and Natural Resources & Conservation (121 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 University of Denver are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (293,448 people), Miscellaneous managers (267,537 people), Social workers (242,423 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (148,355 people), and Postsecondary teachers (100,007 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Denver are Library Science (34 degrees awarded), Legal (356 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (121 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (362 degrees), and Social Sciences (475 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 Denver are Public relations specialists, Physicians & surgeons, Sales engineers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Denver are Library Science (34 degrees awarded), Legal (356 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (121 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (362 degrees), and Social Sciences (475 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 Denver are Elementary & secondary schools (306,681 people), Legal services (250,663 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (233,036 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (179,987 people), and Hospitals (165,267 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Denver are Library Science (34 degrees awarded), Legal (356 degrees), Natural Resources & Conservation (121 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (362 degrees), and Social Sciences (475 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 Denver.

Most Common

  1. 160 degrees awarded

  2. 117 degrees awarded

  3. 94 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Denver was General Finance with 160 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,714

  2. 2,481

In 2016, 1,714 degrees were awarded to men at University of Denver, which is 0.691 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,481).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 155 degrees were awarded to men at University of Denver in General Business, which is 1.63 times more than the 95 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 295 degrees were awarded to women at University of Denver in Social Work, which is 7.2 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

66%

100% Completion Time

76%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 66% of students graduating from University of Denver completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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 University of Denver 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, 2.29% of graduates (22 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,845 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    370 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    130 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Denver is white (2,845 degrees awarded). There were 7.69 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (370 degrees).

2.77% of degree recipients (116 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,694 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,151 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    226 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of Denver is white female (1,694 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,151 degrees).

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Operations

University of Denver has an endowment valued at nearly $633M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $25.7M (4.07%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, University of Denver had a total expenditure of $382M. Of that $382M, they spent $198M on salaries and $382M on benefits.

University of Denver employs 229 Associate professors, 175 Professors, and 164 Lecturers. Most academics at University of Denver are Male Professors (125), Male Associate professors(117), and Female Associate professors (112).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Denver are: Office and Administrative Support, with 281 employees, Management, with 259 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 230 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$633M

2015 Endowment

35.4%

growth from 2014

University of Denver has an endowment valued at about $633M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Denver grew 35.4% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $362M 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. $18.4M - Federal

  2. $3.1M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2015, University of Denver received $18.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.1M 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.

$198M

Salary Expenditure

$382M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of Denver had a total expenditure of $382M. Of that $382M, they spent $198M on salaries and $382M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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

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Salary Expenditure

$198M

2015 Salaries

1.99%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of Denver paid a median of $198M in salaries, which represents 51.8% of their overall expenditure ($382M) and a 1.99% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.64% growth from 2013 and a 5.12% growth from 2012.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$68.6M

Instructional Salaries

701

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of Denver paid a total of $68.6M to 701 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.7% 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

229 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

281 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Denver were Associate professor with 229 employees; Professor with 175 employees; and Professor with 164 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Denver were Office and Administrative Support with 281 employees; Management with 259 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 230 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Female Associate professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Denver was Male Professor with 125 employees, Male Associate professor with 117 employees, and Female Associate professor with 112 employees.

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

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