University of Dayton

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$44,890
1.79% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$32,768
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
1.46%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
81.1%
16,606 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
11,650
89.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
80.9%
1,755 Graduates

About

University of Dayton is a higher education institution located in Montgomery County, OH. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of Dayton were Mechanical Engineering (195 degrees awarded), General Finance (150 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (143 degrees).

In 2020, 3,026 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Dayton. 49.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 50.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,248 degrees), 21.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Dayton is $44,890, which is $16,261 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Dayton is $44,890, which is $16,261 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,768.

In 2020, 92% of undergraduate students attending University of Dayton received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 47% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$44,890
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at University of Dayton was $44,890. The cost of tuition at University of Dayton is $16,261 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$32,768
2020 Value
1.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 University of Dayton had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,768. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of University of Dayton grew by 1.81%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,050
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Dayton was of $14,050 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 3.46% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
47%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at University of Dayton received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 1.1% with respect to 2019, when 91% 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.
1.46%
2018 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at University of Dayton was 1.46%, which represents 25 out of the 1715 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

University of Dayton received 16,606 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 4.9% annual decline. Out of those 16,606 applicants, 13,469 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 81.1% acceptance rate.

There were 11,650 students enrolled at University of Dayton in 2020, and 34% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Dayton has an overall enrollment yield of 15.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

81.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
13,469
Accepted Out of 16,606

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Dayton was 81.1% (13,469 admissions from 16,606 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 72%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −4.9%, while admissions grew by 7.08%.

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SAT Scores

34%
Submission Percentage
724
Scores Submitted

34% of enrolled first-time students at University of Dayton in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Dayton has a total enrollment of 11,650 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Dayton is 10,459 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,191. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at University of Dayton are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Dayton, both undergraduate and graduate, is 74.7% White, 5.47% Hispanic or Latino, 5.36% Black or African American, 2.94% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.0858% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0601% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Dayton in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (40.3%), followed by White Female (39.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (3.38%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (32.7%), followed by White Male (23.3%) and Black or African American Female (5.31%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Dayton, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,650 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Dayton is 10,459 and the part-time enrollment is 1,191. This means that 89.8% of students enrolled at University of Dayton are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

91%
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 University of Dayton was 91%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), University of Dayton had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    8,707
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    637
  3. Black or African American
    624

The enrolled student population at University of Dayton is 74.7% White, 5.47% Hispanic or Latino, 5.36% Black or African American, 2.94% Two or More Races, 1.59% Asian, 0.0858% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0601% 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.

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Graduates

In 2020, 24 fewer women than men received degrees from University of Dayton. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Dayton is white (2,248 degrees awarded). There were 21.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of Dayton is Mechanical Engineering (195 degrees awarded), followed by General Finance (150 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (143 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Dayton, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Engineering (597 degrees awarded), Legal (92 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (124 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Dayton are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,734,182 people), Other managers (467,962 people), Software developers (400,581 people), Secondary school teachers (388,000 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (333,256 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Dayton are Engineering (597 degrees awarded), Legal (92 degrees), Engineering Technologies (124 degrees), Communications (154 degrees), and Education (315 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 University of Dayton are Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at University of Dayton are Engineering (597 degrees awarded), Legal (92 degrees), Engineering Technologies (124 degrees), Communications (154 degrees), and Education (315 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Dayton are Elementary & secondary schools (2,796,016 people), Computer Systems Design (522,830 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (437,522 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (431,666 people), and Construction (341,998 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Dayton are Engineering (597 degrees awarded), Legal (92 degrees), Engineering Technologies (124 degrees), Communications (154 degrees), and Education (315 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 University of Dayton.
Most Common
  1. 195 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 150 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 143 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Dayton was Mechanical Engineering with 195 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,525
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,501
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 1,525 degrees were awarded to men at University of Dayton, which is 1.02 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,501).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 190 degrees were awarded to men at University of Dayton in Mechanical Engineering, which is 3.8 times more than the 50 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 108 degrees were awarded to women at University of Dayton in Speech Communication & Rhetoric, which is 2.63 times more than the 41 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%
100% Completion Time
79%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 60% of students graduating from University of Dayton completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 79% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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 Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of Dayton is Female 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, 0.57% of graduates (10 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,248 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    103 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    89 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Dayton is white (2,248 degrees awarded). There were 21.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (103 degrees).

1.06% of degree recipients (32 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    1,184 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,064 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Female
    58 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Dayton is white female (1,184 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,064 degrees).

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Operations

University of Dayton has an endowment valued at nearly $609M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $22.7M (3.73%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, University of Dayton had a total salary expenditure of $522M. University of Dayton employs 185 Associate professors, 171 Lecturers, and 132 Professors. Most academics at University of Dayton are Female Lecturers (103), Male Associate professors(102), and Male Professors (98).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Dayton are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 683 employees, Management, with 381 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 238 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$609M
2020 Endowment
0.917%
growth from 2019

University of Dayton has an endowment valued at about $609M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Dayton grew 0.917% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $307M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $158M - Federal
  2. $8.19M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, University of Dayton received $158M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.19M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$234M
2020 Salaries
6.45%
growth from 2019

In 2020, University of Dayton paid a median of $234M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($522M) and a 6.45% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.88% growth from 2018 and a 6.57% growth from 2017.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$56M
Instructional Salaries
648
Number of Employees

In 2020, University of Dayton paid a total of $56M to 648 employees working as instructors, which represents 24% 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

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
185 Employees
Computer, Engineering, and Science
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
683 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Dayton were Associate professor with 185 employees; Lecturer with 171 employees; and Lecturer with 132 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Dayton were Computer, Engineering, and Science with 683 employees; Management with 381 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 238 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Lecturer
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Male Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Dayton was Female Lecturer with 103 employees, Male Associate professor with 102 employees, and Male Professor with 98 employees.

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

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