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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.8% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
7,655 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
92.4% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
1,108 Graduates

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The median tuition at Duquesne University is $35,062, which is $2,852 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $28,930.

In 2016, 93% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 68% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Duquesne University received 7,655 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 4.09% annual growth. Out of those 7,655 applicants, 5,660 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 73.9% acceptance rate.

There were 9,343 students enrolled at Duquesne University in 2016, and 55% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Duquesne University has an overall enrollment yield of 27.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Duquesne University has a total enrollment of 9,343 students. The full-time enrollment at Duquesne University is 8,630 students and the part-time enrollment is 713. This means that 92.4% of students enrolled at Duquesne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Duquesne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 79% White, 5.03% Black or African American, 2.92% Hispanic or Latino, 2.72% Asian, 2.43% Two or More Races, 0.09% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.04% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Duquesne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (32.5%), followed by White Male (18.1%) and Black or African American Female (1.69%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (14.6%), followed by White Male (8.16%) and Black or African American Female (0.81%).

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In 2016, 692 more women than men graduated from Duquesne University. The majority of students graduating from Duquesne University are White. These 2,266 graduates mean that there were 17.3 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 131 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Duquesne University is Nursing School with 251 graduates, followed by General Biological Sciences with 126 graduates and Logistics, Materials, & Supply Chain Management with 81 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Duquesne University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Legal, with 125 graduates, followed by Theology with 55 graduates and Philosophy and Religious Studies with 22 graduates.


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Duquesne University has an endowment valued at nearly $296M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-1,582,000 (-0.53%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Duquesne University had a total expenditure of $278M. Of that $278M, they spent $120M on salaries and $37.8M on benefits.

Duquesne University employs 174 Associate professors, 169 Assistant professors, and 95 Professors. Most academics at Duquesne University are Female Assistant professors (107), Male Associate professors (106), and Female Associate professors (68).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duquesne University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 277 employees, Service, with 226 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 205 employees.



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