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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.14% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
511 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
88.1% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
85 Graduates


The median tuition at Gallaudet University is $15,552, which is $16,658 less than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,597.

In 2016, 87% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 44% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Gallaudet University received 511 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 25.6% annual growth. Out of those 511 applicants, 338 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 66.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,566 students enrolled at Gallaudet University in 2016, and 11% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Gallaudet University has an overall enrollment yield of 72.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Gallaudet University has a total enrollment of 1,566 students. The full-time enrollment at Gallaudet University is 1,379 students and the part-time enrollment is 187. This means that 88.1% of students enrolled at Gallaudet University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Gallaudet University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 53.5% White, 13.5% Black or African American, 10% Hispanic or Latino, 3.96% Asian, 3.19% Two or More Races, 0.45% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.38% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Gallaudet University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (20%), followed by White Male (16.5%) and Black or African American Male (6.19%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (8.11%), followed by White Male (2.49%) and Black or African American Female (1.47%).

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In 2016, 126 more women than men graduated from Gallaudet University. The majority of students graduating from Gallaudet University are White. These 230 graduates mean that there were 5 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or more races, with 46 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Gallaudet University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 26 graduates, followed by General Business Administration & Management with 21 graduates and General Health & Physical Education with 20 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Gallaudet University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Language & Linguistics, with 80 graduates, followed by Cultural & Gender Studies with 21 graduates and Public Administration and Social Service with 33 graduates.


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Gallaudet University has an endowment valued at nearly $172M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-14,526,379 (-8.41%), compared to the 1.44% average return ($414,206 on $28.9M) across all Master's Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, Gallaudet University had a total expenditure of $138M. Of that $138M, they spent $64.7M on salaries and $20.9M on benefits.

Gallaudet University employs 71 Professors, 56 Associate professors, and 24 Assistant professors. Most academics at Gallaudet University are Female Professors (45), Female Associate professors (36), and Male Professors (26).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Gallaudet University are: Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 123 employees, Service, with 94 employees, and Management with 83 employees.



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