Dominican University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$35,850
2.58% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$18,162
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.98%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
89.5%
5,117 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
3,196
74.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
58.6%
289 Graduates

About

Dominican University is a higher education institution located in Cook County, IL. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Dominican University were Library & Information Science (112 degrees awarded), Social Work (98 degrees), and General Business Administration & Management (41 degrees).

In 2022, 960 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dominican University. 73.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (399 degrees), 1.08 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (368 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dominican University is $35,850, which is $11,854 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Dominican University is $35,850, which is $11,854 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,162.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending Dominican University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 61% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$35,850
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Dominican University was $35,850. The cost of tuition at Dominican University is $11,854 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$18,162
2022 Value
1.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Dominican University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,162. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Dominican University grew by 1.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,518
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dominican University was of $15,518 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.44% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
61%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at Dominican University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.98%
2019 Default Rate
19
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Dominican University was 1.98%, which represents 19 out of the 958 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Dominican University received 5,117 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 33.1% annual growth. Out of those 5,117 applicants, 4,581 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.5% acceptance rate.

There were 3,196 students enrolled at Dominican University in 2022. 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dominican University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,581
Accepted Out of 5,117

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dominican University was 89.5% (4,581 admissions from 5,117 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 80.9%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 33.1%, while admissions grew by 47.2%..

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SAT Scores

11%
Submission Percentage (2022)
63
Scores Submitted (2022)

11% of enrolled first-time students at Dominican University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dominican University had a total enrollment of 3,196 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Dominican University is 2,367 students and the part-time enrollment is 829. This means that 74.1% of students enrolled at Dominican University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dominican University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.8% Hispanic or Latino, 32.1% White, 6.35% Black or African American, 3.35% Asian, 1.16% Two or More Races, 0.125% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0626% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dominican University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (48.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (18.7%) and White Female (13.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (28.5%) and White Male (8.73%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

74.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dominican University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,196 students. The full-time enrollment at Dominican University is 2,367 and the part-time enrollment is 829. This means that 74.1% of students enrolled at Dominican University are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

75%
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 Dominican University was 75%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), Dominican University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,688 enrolled students
  2. White
    1,025 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    203 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Dominican University is 52.8% Hispanic or Latino, 32.1% White, 6.35% Black or African American, 3.35% Asian, 1.16% Two or More Races, 0.125% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0626% 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 51.2% White, 17.3% 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, 104 students (3.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 446 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 (399 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (368 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Dominican University is Library & Information Science (112 degrees awarded), followed by Social Work (98 degrees) and General Business Administration & Management (41 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (115 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (91 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (1,590,855 people), Secondary school teachers (466,965 people), Education administrators (264,294 people), Special education teachers (189,612 people), and Social workers, all other (180,324 people).

The most specialized majors at Dominican University in 2022 are Library Science (115 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (91 degrees), Education (126 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 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 Dominican University are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Dominican University are Library Science (115 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (91 degrees), Education (126 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2,822,073 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (293,301 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (236,657 people), Individual & family services (156,265 people), and Outpatient care centers (113,010 people).

The most specialized majors at Dominican University are Library Science (115 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (99 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (91 degrees), Education (126 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (11 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 Dominican University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 42 degrees awarded
  2. 37 degrees awarded
  3. 36 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dominican University was General Psychology with 42 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

257
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
703
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 257 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University, which is 0.366 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (703).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 29 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University in Library & Information Science, which is 0.337 times less than the 86 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 86 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University in Library & Information Science, which is 2.97 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

53%
100% Completion Time
63%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 53% of students graduating from Dominican University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 63% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 64% 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.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Dominican University is Female and Two or More Races (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, 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.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    399 degrees awarded
  2. White
    368 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dominican University is hispanic or latino (399 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (368 degrees).

6.67% of degree recipients (64 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    308 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    257 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    111 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dominican University is hispanic or latino female (308 degrees awarded). There were 1.2 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (257 degrees).

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Operations

Dominican University has an endowment valued at nearly $47.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.82%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, Dominican University had a total salary expenditure of 74.1M. Dominican University employs 55 Professors, 32 Associate professors and 28 Assistant professors. Most academics at Dominican University are Female Professor (33), Male Professor (22), and Female Associate professor (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dominican University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 81 employees, Management, with 48 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees.

Endowment

$47.2M
2022 Endowment
8.16%
decline from 2021

Dominican University has an endowment valued at about $47.2M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Dominican University declined 8.16% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $602k higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$33.8M
2022 Salaries
2.44%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Dominican University paid a median of $33.8M in salaries, which represents 45.6% of their overall expenditure ($74.1M) and a 2.44% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.5M
Instructional Salaries
139
Number of Employees

In 2022, Dominican University paid a total of $10.5M to 139 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
81 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dominican University were Professor with 55 employees, Associate professor with 32 employees, and Assistant professor with 28 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dominican University were Office and Administrative Support with 81 employees, Management with 48 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dominican University was Female Professor with 33 employees, Male Professor with 22 employees, and Female Associate professor with 17 employees.

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

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