Dominican University of California

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$46,260
2.01% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$34,905
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
2.64%
Default Rate
2019 Acceptance Rate
91.3%
2,033 Applicants
2019 Enrolled Students
1,878
82.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
71.7%
190 Graduates

About

Dominican University of California is a higher education institution located in Marin County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dominican University of California were Registered Nursing (105 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees), and General Health Services (32 degrees).

In 2019, 468 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dominican University of California. 71.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 28.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (184 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (123 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dominican University of California is $46,260, which is $24,234 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dominican University of California is $46,260, which is $24,234 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,905.

In 2019, 89% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 61% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$46,260
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Dominican University of California was $46,260. The cost of tuition at Dominican University of California is $24,234 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,027).

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Average Net Price

$34,905
2019 Value
2.5%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Dominican University of California had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,905. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Dominican University of California grew by 2.5%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,125
Room and Board
$1,918
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dominican University of California was of $14,125 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,918. The cost of room and board increased by 1.1% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.45% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

89%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
61%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

89% of undergraduate students at Dominican University of California received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 4.3% with respect to 2018, when 93% 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.
2.64%
2017 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Dominican University of California was 2.64%, which represents 12 out of the 454 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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Admissions

Dominican University of California received 2,033 undergraduate applications in 2019, which represents a 6.5% annual growth. Out of those 2,033 applicants, 1,857 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 91.3% acceptance rate.

There were 1,878 students enrolled at Dominican University of California in 2019, and 82% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dominican University of California has an overall enrollment yield of 17.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

91.3%
Acceptance Rate in 2019
1,857
Accepted Out of 2,033

In 2019, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dominican University of California was 91.3% (1,857 admissions from 2,033 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2018, which was 87.2%. Between 2018 and 2019, the number of applicants grew by 6.5%, while admissions grew by 11.6%.

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SAT Scores

82%
Submission Percentage
265
Scores Submitted

82% of enrolled first-time students at Dominican University of California in 2019 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dominican University of California has a total enrollment of 1,878 students. The full-time enrollment at Dominican University of California is 1,544 students and the part-time enrollment is 334. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at Dominican University of California are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dominican University of California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.5% White, 24.8% Asian, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.59% Two or More Races, 4.47% Black or African American, 0.426% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.319% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Dominican University of California in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (20.9%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (19.8%) and White Female (18.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by Asian Female (16.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

82.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dominican University of California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,878 students. The full-time enrollment at Dominican University of California is 1,544 and the part-time enrollment is 334. This means that 82.2% of students enrolled at Dominican University of California are enrolled full-time compared with 69.2% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
2019 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 of California was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (74%), Dominican University of California had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    629
  2. Asian
    465
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    434

The enrolled student population at Dominican University of California is 33.5% White, 24.8% Asian, 23.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.59% Two or More Races, 4.47% Black or African American, 0.426% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.319% American Indian or Alaska Native. 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 53.3% White, 16% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.9% 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, 117 students (6.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 204 more women than men received degrees from Dominican University of California. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dominican University of California is white (184 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (123 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dominican University of California is Registered Nursing (105 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (48 degrees) and General Health Services (32 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dominican University of California, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Biology (40 degrees awarded), Psychology (39 degrees), and Health (198 degrees).

Workforce

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 Dominican University of California are Registered nurses (1,502,447 people), Physicians (534,900 people), Other managers (381,172 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (283,693 people), and Postsecondary teachers (265,215 people).

The most specialized majors at Dominican University of California are Biology (40 degrees awarded), Psychology (39 degrees), Health (198 degrees), Communications (22 degrees), and History (5 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 of California are Surgeons, Agents & business managers of artists, performers, & athletes, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Actuaries

The most specialized majors at Dominican University of California are Biology (40 degrees awarded), Psychology (39 degrees), Health (198 degrees), Communications (22 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

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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 Dominican University of California are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,057,099 people), Elementary & secondary schools (904,156 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (702,940 people), Offices of physicians (466,339 people), and Outpatient care centers (459,685 people).

The most specialized majors at Dominican University of California are Biology (40 degrees awarded), Psychology (39 degrees), Health (198 degrees), Communications (22 degrees), and History (5 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dominican University of California.
Most Common
  1. 105 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 48 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 32 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dominican University of California was Registered Nursing with 105 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

132
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
336
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 132 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University of California, which is 0.393 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (336).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 40 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University of California in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.11 times more than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 88 degrees were awarded to women at Dominican University of California in Registered Nursing, which is 5.18 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 62% of students graduating from Dominican University of California completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 73% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 of California 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 (69.1%).

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, 16.3% of graduates (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    184 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    123 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    73 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dominican University of California is white (184 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (123 degrees).

2.14% of degree recipients (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    137 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    90 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    51 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dominican University of California is white female (137 degrees awarded). There were 1.52 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (90 degrees).

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Operations

Dominican University of California has an endowment valued at nearly $34.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.61M (4.64%), compared to the 4.44% average return ($1.71M on $38.5M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2019, Dominican University of California had a total salary expenditure of $67.4M. Dominican University of California employs 59 Assistant professors, 29 Professors, and 18 Associate professors. Most academics at Dominican University of California are Female Assistant professors (31), Male Assistant professors(28), and Female Professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dominican University of California are: Management, with 62 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 38 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$34.6M
2019 Endowment
4.41%
decline from 2018

Dominican University of California has an endowment valued at about $34.6M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Dominican University of California declined 4.41% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $3.84M 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: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.3M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Dominican University of California received $1.3M 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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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$30.4M
2019 Salaries
6.77%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Dominican University of California paid a median of $30.4M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($67.4M) and a 6.77% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.0712% decline from 2017 and a 0.562% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.1M (40.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.15M
Instructional Salaries
106
Number of Employees

In 2019, Dominican University of California paid a total of $9.15M to 106 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.2M (32.7%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
59 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
62 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dominican University of California were Assistant professor with 59 employees; Professor with 29 employees; and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dominican University of California were Management with 62 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 38 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 30 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dominican University of California was Female Assistant professor with 31 employees, Male Assistant professor with 28 employees, and Female Professor with 17 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Dominican University of California.

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