Dillard University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$18,280
5% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,949
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.36%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
79.9%
5,052 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,224
94.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
48%
171 Graduates

About

Dillard University is a higher education institution located in Orleans Parish, LA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Dillard University were General Biological Sciences (30 degrees awarded), Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (29 degrees), and General Psychology (17 degrees).

In 2022, 192 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dillard University. 77.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 22.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (157 degrees), 52.3 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dillard University is $18,280, which is $−10,050 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Dillard University is $18,280, which is $−10,050 less than the national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,949.

In 2022, 99% of undergraduate students attending Dillard University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 77% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$18,280
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Dillard University was $18,280. The cost of tuition at Dillard University is $−10,050 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Baccalaureate Colleges ($28,330).

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Average Net Price

$18,949
2022 Value
0.268%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Dillard University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,949. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Dillard University grew by 0.268%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,131
Room and Board
$1,300
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dillard University was of $10,131 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.33% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,300. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

99%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
77%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

99% of undergraduate students at Dillard University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.13% with respect to 2021, when 96% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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4.36%
2019 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Dillard University was 4.36%, which represents 19 out of the 436 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Dillard University received 5,052 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 18.4% annual growth. Out of those 5,052 applicants, 4,036 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.9% acceptance rate.

There were 1,224 students enrolled at Dillard University in 2022. 10% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dillard University has an overall enrollment yield of 8.28%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.9%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,036
Accepted Out of 5,052

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dillard University was 79.9% (4,036 admissions from 5,052 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 55.2%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 18.4%, while admissions grew by 18.1%..

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SAT Scores

10%
Submission Percentage (2022)
32
Scores Submitted (2022)

10% of enrolled first-time students at Dillard University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dillard University had a total enrollment of 1,224 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Dillard University is 1,162 students and the part-time enrollment is 62. This means that 94.9% of students enrolled at Dillard University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dillard University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 86.6% Black or African American, 2.94% Two or More Races, 2.78% Hispanic or Latino, 0.408% White, 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0817% Asian.

Students enrolled at Dillard University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (65.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.3%) and Two or More Races Female (2.24%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

94.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dillard University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,224 students. The full-time enrollment at Dillard University is 1,162 and the part-time enrollment is 62. This means that 94.9% of students enrolled at Dillard University are enrolled full-time compared with 79.6% at similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 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 Dillard University was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Baccalaureate Colleges (72%), Dillard University had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,060 enrolled students
  2. Two or More Races
    36 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    34 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Dillard University is 86.6% Black or African American, 2.94% Two or More Races, 2.78% Hispanic or Latino, 0.408% White, 0.245% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.163% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0817% Asian. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Baccalaureate Colleges is 54.3% White, 13.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.1% 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, 72 students (5.88%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 104 more women than men received degrees from Dillard University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dillard University is black or african american (157 degrees awarded). There were 52.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dillard University is General Biological Sciences (30 degrees awarded), followed by Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (29 degrees) and General Psychology (17 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Dillard University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (29 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (29 degrees), and Physical Sciences (9 degrees).

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 Dillard University are Physicians (465,433 people), Other managers (323,284 people), Postsecondary teachers (302,973 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (264,610 people), and Secondary school teachers (183,486 people).

The most specialized majors at Dillard University in 2022 are Protective Services (29 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (29 degrees), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), Biology (30 degrees), and English (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Dillard University are Surgeons, Physicians, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at Dillard University are Protective Services (29 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (29 degrees), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), Biology (30 degrees), and English (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dillard University are Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (650,859 people), Elementary & secondary schools (634,531 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (602,358 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (379,757 people), and Computer Systems Design (248,503 people).

The most specialized majors at Dillard University are Protective Services (29 degrees awarded), Visual & Performing Arts (29 degrees), Physical Sciences (9 degrees), Biology (30 degrees), and English (5 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dillard University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 30 degrees awarded
  2. 29 degrees awarded
  3. 17 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dillard University was General Biological Sciences with 30 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

44
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
148
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 44 degrees were awarded to men at Dillard University, which is 0.297 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (148).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 9 degrees were awarded to men at Dillard University in Criminal Justice - Safety Studies, which is 0.45 times less than the 20 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 27 degrees were awarded to men at Dillard University in General Biological Sciences, which is 9 times more than the 3 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

33%
100% Completion Time
50%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 33% of students graduating from Dillard University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 50% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 50% 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.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (51.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Dillard University is Female and Black or African American (51.1% graduation rate). Across all Baccalaureate Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 8.77% of graduates (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    157 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dillard University is black or african american (157 degrees awarded). There were 52.3 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (3 degrees).

12.5% of degree recipients (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    125 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    32 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dillard University is black or african american female (125 degrees awarded). There were 3.91 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (32 degrees).

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Operations

Dillard University has an endowment valued at nearly $92.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−18.8%) compared to the 0.58% average return (286k on 49.3M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2022, Dillard University had a total salary expenditure of 50.9M. Dillard University employs 24 Assistant professors, 19 Associate professors and 15 Instructors. Most academics at Dillard University are Female Assistant professor (13), Female Instructor (11), and Male Associate professor (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dillard University are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 53 employees, Service, with 41 employees, and Management with 40 employees.

Endowment

$92.8M
2022 Endowment
14.8%
decline from 2021

Dillard University has an endowment valued at about $92.8M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Dillard University declined 14.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $43.5M higher than than the median endowment of Baccalaureate Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$16.4M
2022 Salaries
3.32%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Dillard University paid a median of $16.4M in salaries, which represents 32.2% of their overall expenditure ($50.9M) and a 3.32% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Baccalaureate Colleges is 15.7M (37.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$4.21M
Instructional Salaries
67
Number of Employees

In 2022, Dillard University paid a total of $4.21M to 67 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.04M (32.1%) for similar Baccalaureate Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
24 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
53 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dillard University were Assistant professor with 24 employees, Associate professor with 19 employees, and Instructor with 15 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dillard University were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 53 employees, Service with 41 employees, and Management with 40 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Female Instructor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dillard University was Female Assistant professor with 13 employees, Female Instructor with 11 employees, and Male Associate professor with 11 employees.

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

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