Dominican University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$34,950
2.95% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$18,685
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4.42%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
76.5%
4,342 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
3,189
72.4% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
63%
298 Graduates

About

Dominican University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2020, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dominican University were General Business Administration & Management (69 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (51 degrees), and General Psychology (42 degrees).

In 2020, 875 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dominican University. 73.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (368 degrees), 1.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (332 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dominican University is $34,950, which is $12,420 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Dominican University is $34,950, which is $12,420 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,685.

In 2020, 92% of undergraduate students attending Dominican University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 66% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$34,950
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Dominican University was $34,950. The cost of tuition at Dominican University is $12,420 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$18,685
2020 Value
3.09%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Dominican University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,685. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Dominican University grew by 3.09%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,613
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dominican University was of $14,613 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board increased by 5.38% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
66%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at Dominican University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 92% 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.
4.42%
2018 Default Rate
45
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Dominican University was 4.42%, which represents 45 out of the 1018 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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Dominican University received 4,342 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 16.3% annual decline. Out of those 4,342 applicants, 3,320 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 76.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,189 students enrolled at Dominican University in 2020, and 77% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dominican University has an overall enrollment yield of 14%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

76.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
3,320
Accepted Out of 4,342

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dominican University was 76.5% (3,320 admissions from 4,342 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 64.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −16.3%, while admissions declined by −0.539%.

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SAT Scores

77%
Submission Percentage
358
Scores Submitted

77% of enrolled first-time students at Dominican University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Dominican University has a total enrollment of 3,189 students. The full-time enrollment at Dominican University is 2,310 students and the part-time enrollment is 879. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at Dominican University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dominican University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.2% Hispanic or Latino, 31.7% White, 6.46% Black or African American, 3.04% Asian, 0.941% Two or More Races, 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0941% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dominican University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (44.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19%) and White Female (15.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (35%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (25.6%) and White Male (11.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dominican University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,189 students. The full-time enrollment at Dominican University is 2,310 and the part-time enrollment is 879. This means that 72.4% of students enrolled at Dominican University are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

83%
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 Dominican University was 83%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Dominican University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,570
  2. White
    1,012
  3. Black or African American
    206

The enrolled student population at Dominican University is 49.2% Hispanic or Latino, 31.7% White, 6.46% Black or African American, 3.04% Asian, 0.941% Two or More Races, 0.157% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0941% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 219 students (6.87%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 407 more women than men received degrees from Dominican University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dominican University is hispanic or latino (368 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (332 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dominican University is General Business Administration & Management (69 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (51 degrees) and General Psychology (42 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dominican University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (64 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (21 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dominican University are Social workers, all other (147,547 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (104,303 people), Other managers (75,200 people), Postsecondary teachers (51,458 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (45,684 people).

The most specialized majors at Dominican University are Library Science (64 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (61 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (7 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 Dominican University are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Physicians, and Sales engineers

The most specialized majors at Dominican University are Library Science (64 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (61 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (7 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 Dominican University are Elementary & secondary schools (242,934 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (148,585 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (122,705 people), Individual & family services (113,221 people), and Outpatient care centers (72,542 people).

The most specialized majors at Dominican University are Library Science (64 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (82 degrees), Language & Linguistics (21 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (61 degrees), and Cultural & Gender Studies (7 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common
  1. 69 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 51 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 42 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dominican University was General Business Administration & Management with 69 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

234
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
641
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 234 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University, which is 0.365 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (641).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 48 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.814 times less than the 59 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 68 degrees were awarded to women at Dominican University in Social Work, which is 7.56 times more than the 9 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

49%
100% Completion Time
61%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 49% of students graduating from Dominican University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 61% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 63% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dominican University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0.671% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    368 degrees awarded
  2. White
    332 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dominican University is hispanic or latino (368 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (332 degrees).

4.69% of degree recipients (41 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    281 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    239 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    93 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dominican University is hispanic or latino female (281 degrees awarded). There were 1.18 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (239 degrees).

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Dominican University has an endowment valued at nearly $39.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNM (−7.64%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Dominican University had a total salary expenditure of $74.7M. Dominican University employs 51 Professors, 38 Assistant professors, and 35 Associate professors. Most academics at Dominican University are Female Professors (29), Female Assistant professors(24), and Male Professors (22).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dominican University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 69 employees, Management, with 52 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees.

Endowment

$39.1M
2020 Endowment
2.61%
growth from 2019

Dominican University has an endowment valued at about $39.1M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Dominican University grew 2.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $518k lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and 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 Masters Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.9M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Dominican University received $8.9M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$35.4M
2020 Salaries
2.39%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Dominican University paid a median of $35.4M in salaries, which represents 47.3% of their overall expenditure ($74.7M) and a 2.39% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.826% decline from 2018 and a 3.4% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.3M
Instructional Salaries
142
Number of Employees

In 2020, Dominican University paid a total of $10.3M to 142 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
51 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dominican University were Professor with 51 employees; Assistant professor with 38 employees; and Assistant professor with 35 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dominican University were Office and Administrative Support with 69 employees; Management with 52 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dominican University was Female Professor with 29 employees, Female Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Male Professor with 22 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Dominican University.

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