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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
5.04% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
5,795 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
93.5% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
160 Graduates

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The median tuition at Dillard University is $15,796, which is $16,414 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,801.

In 2016, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 87% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Dillard University received 5,795 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 25.6% annual growth. Out of those 5,795 applicants, 2,283 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 39.4% acceptance rate.

There were 1,261 students enrolled at Dillard University in 2016, and 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dillard University has an overall enrollment yield of 15.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Dillard University has a total enrollment of 1,261 students. The full-time enrollment at Dillard University is 1,179 students and the part-time enrollment is 82. This means that 93.5% of students enrolled at Dillard University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dillard University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 89.4% Black or African American, 1.11% White, 0.48% Two or More Races, 0.48% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0.48% Hispanic or Latino, 0.08% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 6.19% Unknown.

Students enrolled at Dillard University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (63.4%), followed by Black or African American Male (21.8%) and White Female (0.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 140 more women than men graduated from Dillard University. The majority of students graduating from Dillard University are Black or African American. These 234 graduates mean that there were 23.4 times more Black or African American graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 10 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Dillard University is General Public Health with 46 graduates, followed by Registered Nursing with 43 graduates and General Biological Sciences with 23 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Dillard University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Biology, with 23 graduates, followed by Communications with 18 graduates and Visual & Performing Arts with 22 graduates.


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Dillard University has an endowment valued at nearly $78.6M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.9M (6.23%), compared to the 1.02% average return ($343,877 on $33.6M) across all Baccalaureate Colleges.

In 2015, Dillard University had a total expenditure of $45.6M. Of that $45.6M, they spent $14.1M on salaries and $2.53M on benefits.

Dillard University employs 26 Assistant professors, 18 Associate professors, and 15 Instructors. Most academics at Dillard University are Female Assistant professors (17), Female Instructors (11), and Male Associate professors (11).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dillard University are: Office and Administrative Support, with 58 employees, Service, with 56 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 45 employees.



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