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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
2.89% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
1,662 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
83.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
180 Graduates


The median tuition at University of Dubuque is $27,400, which is $4,810 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,069.

In 2016, 98% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 77% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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University of Dubuque received 1,662 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 14.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,662 applicants, 1,258 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 75.7% acceptance rate.

There were 2,294 students enrolled at University of Dubuque in 2016, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Dubuque has an overall enrollment yield of 35.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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University of Dubuque has a total enrollment of 2,294 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Dubuque is 1,906 students and the part-time enrollment is 388. This means that 83.1% of students enrolled at University of Dubuque are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Dubuque, both undergraduate and graduate, is 63.2% White, 12.4% Black or African American, 7.5% Hispanic or Latino, 3.01% Two or More Races, 1.96% Asian, 0.39% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.22% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Dubuque in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (22.4%), followed by White Female (20.3%) and Black or African American Male (7.98%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.62%), followed by White Male (2.92%) and Black or African American Male (0.26%).

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In 2016, 16 more women than men graduated from University of Dubuque. The majority of students graduating from University of Dubuque are White. These 397 graduates mean that there were 9 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 44 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at University of Dubuque is General Business Administration & Management with 69 graduates, followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management with 30 graduates and Kinesiology & Exercise Science with 27 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at University of Dubuque, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Transportation, with 33 graduates, followed by Theology with 27 graduates and Parks, Recreation, & Leisure with 40 graduates.


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University of Dubuque has an endowment valued at nearly $100M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $18.8M (18.6%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of Dubuque had a total expenditure of $51.1M. Of that $51.1M, they spent $17.6M on salaries and $4.09M on benefits.

University of Dubuque employs 40 Assistant professors, 21 Associate professors, and 15 Professors. Most academics at University of Dubuque are Female Assistant professors (24), Male Assistant professors (16), and Male Associate professors (13).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Dubuque are: Service, with 53 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 52 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 49 employees.



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