Marquette University

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,970
3.74% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$34,732
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.53%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.5%
15,324 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
11,550
88.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
83.6%
1,662 Graduates

About

Marquette University is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Marquette University were General Biomedical Sciences (161 degrees awarded), Registered Nursing (145 degrees), and General Finance (141 degrees).

In 2020, 3,433 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Marquette University. 56.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,387 degrees), 7 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (341 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Marquette University is $44,970, which is $16,341 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Marquette University is $44,970, which is $16,341 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $34,732.

In 2020, 95% of undergraduate students attending Marquette University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 44% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,970
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Marquette University was $44,970. The cost of tuition at Marquette University is $16,341 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$34,732
2020 Value
1.79%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Marquette University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $34,732. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Marquette University grew by 1.79%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,200
Room and Board
$816
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Marquette University was of $13,200 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $816. The cost of room and board increased by 3.77% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 10.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

95%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
44%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

95% of undergraduate students at Marquette University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 95% 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.
1.53%
2018 Default Rate
30
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Marquette University was 1.53%, which represents 30 out of the 1965 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

Marquette University received 15,324 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 1.63% annual growth. Out of those 15,324 applicants, 12,641 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.5% acceptance rate.

There were 11,550 students enrolled at Marquette University in 2020, and 25% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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

Acceptance Rate

82.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
12,641
Accepted Out of 15,324

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Marquette University was 82.5% (12,641 admissions from 15,324 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 83%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 1.63%, while admissions grew by 1.06%.

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SAT Scores

25%
Submission Percentage
418
Scores Submitted

25% of enrolled first-time students at Marquette University in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Marquette University has a total enrollment of 11,550 students. The full-time enrollment at Marquette University is 10,259 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,291. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at Marquette University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Marquette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.1% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.23% Asian, 3.99% Black or African American, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Marquette University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.5%), followed by White Male (31%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.75%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.9%), followed by White Male (25.8%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.46%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

88.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Marquette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,550 students. The full-time enrollment at Marquette University is 10,259 and the part-time enrollment is 1,291. This means that 88.8% of students enrolled at Marquette University are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2020 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 Marquette University was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), Marquette University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,868
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,473
  3. Asian
    720

The enrolled student population at Marquette University is 68.1% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 6.23% Asian, 3.99% Black or African American, 2.89% Two or More Races, 0.173% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.121% 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 Doctoral Universities is 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 285 students (2.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 471 more women than men received degrees from Marquette University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Marquette University is white (2,387 degrees awarded). There were 7 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (341 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Marquette University is General Biomedical Sciences (161 degrees awarded), followed by Registered Nursing (145 degrees) and General Finance (141 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Marquette University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 degrees), and Biology (301 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 Marquette University are Other managers (471,818 people), Physicians (408,191 people), Software developers (390,662 people), Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (322,048 people), and Civil engineers (250,452 people).

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 degrees), Biology (301 degrees), Communications (212 degrees), and Engineering (306 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Marquette University are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Aerospace engineers, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 degrees), Biology (301 degrees), Communications (212 degrees), and Engineering (306 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 Marquette University are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (541,857 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (511,856 people), Computer Systems Design (510,946 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (432,248 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (361,158 people).

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (175 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (36 degrees), Biology (301 degrees), Communications (212 degrees), and Engineering (306 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 Marquette University.
Most Common
  1. 161 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 145 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 141 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Marquette University was General Biomedical Sciences with 161 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,481
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,952
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,481 degrees were awarded to men at Marquette University, which is 0.759 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,952).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Marquette University in General Finance, which is 4.42 times more than the 26 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 316 degrees were awarded to women at Marquette University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.45 times more than the 49 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
85%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 67% of students graduating from Marquette University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 85% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 85% within 200%.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Marquette University is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.241% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,387 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    341 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    210 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Marquette University is white (2,387 degrees awarded). There were 7 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (341 degrees).

2.42% of degree recipients (83 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,353 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,034 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    194 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Marquette University is white female (1,353 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,034 degrees).

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Operations

Marquette University has an endowment valued at nearly $694M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $4.95M (0.714%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, Marquette University had a total salary expenditure of $441M. Marquette University employs 232 Assistant professors, 219 Associate professors, and 156 Professors. Most academics at Marquette University are Male Assistant professors (120), Female Assistant professors(112), and Female Associate professors (111).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marquette University are: Service, with 288 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 273 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 271 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$694M
2020 Endowment
0.61%
decline from 2019

Marquette University has an endowment valued at about $694M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Marquette University declined 0.61% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $392M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $28M - Federal
  2. $4.8M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Marquette University received $28M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.8M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$205M
2020 Salaries
0.404%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Marquette University paid a median of $205M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($441M) and a 0.404% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.64% growth from 2018 and a 1.64% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$68.3M
Instructional Salaries
716
Number of Employees

In 2020, Marquette University paid a total of $68.3M to 716 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
232 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
288 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Marquette University were Assistant professor with 232 employees; Associate professor with 219 employees; and Associate professor with 156 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marquette University were Service with 288 employees; Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 273 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 271 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Marquette University was Male Assistant professor with 120 employees, Female Assistant professor with 112 employees, and Female Associate professor with 111 employees.

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

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