University of Dubuque

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$36,800
6.98% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$22,879
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
4.54%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
85.1%
1,579 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
1,776
84% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.3%
170 Graduates

About

University of Dubuque is a higher education institution located in Dubuque County, IA. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of Dubuque were Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (107 degrees awarded), Physician Assistant (25 degrees), and Divinity & Ministry (19 degrees).

In 2022, 582 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Dubuque. 54.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (385 degrees), 7.86 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Dubuque is $36,800, which is $12,804 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Dubuque is $36,800, which is $12,804 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $22,879.

In 2022, 90% of undergraduate students attending University of Dubuque received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 71% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$36,800
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Dubuque was $36,800. The cost of tuition at University of Dubuque is $12,804 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$22,879
2022 Value
8%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Dubuque had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $22,879. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Dubuque grew by 8%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,300
Room and Board
$950
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Dubuque was of $10,300 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 0.881% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $950. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
71%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

90% of undergraduate students at University of Dubuque received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.17% with respect to 2021, when 92% 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.
4.54%
2019 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Dubuque was 4.54%, which represents 33 out of the 727 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Dubuque received 1,579 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 17.1% annual growth. Out of those 1,579 applicants, 1,343 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.1% acceptance rate.

There were 1,776 students enrolled at University of Dubuque in 2022.

University of Dubuque has an overall enrollment yield of 23.7%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.1%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
1,343
Accepted Out of 1,579

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Dubuque was 85.1% (1,343 admissions from 1,579 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 76.4%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 17.1%, while admissions declined by −7.76%..

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Enrollment

University of Dubuque had a total enrollment of 1,776 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Dubuque is 1,491 students and the part-time enrollment is 285. This means that 84% of students enrolled at University of Dubuque are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Dubuque, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.5% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 6.31% Hispanic or Latino, 1.86% Two or More Races, 0.901% Asian, 0.338% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.225% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Dubuque in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (39.2%), followed by White Female (27.9%) and Black or African American Male (9.28%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.9%), followed by White Male (17.6%) and Black or African American Male (4.58%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

84%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Dubuque in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,776 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Dubuque is 1,491 and the part-time enrollment is 285. This means that 84% of students enrolled at University of Dubuque are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

71%
2022 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 Dubuque was 71%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of Dubuque had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    1,146 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    192 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    112 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Dubuque is 64.5% White, 10.8% Black or African American, 6.31% Hispanic or Latino, 1.86% Two or More Races, 0.901% Asian, 0.338% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.225% 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 Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% 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, 214 students (12%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 52 more women than men received degrees from University of Dubuque. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Dubuque is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 7.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of Dubuque is Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations (107 degrees awarded), followed by Physician Assistant (25 degrees) and Divinity & Ministry (19 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Dubuque, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Transportation (73 degrees awarded), Theology (28 degrees), and Business (221 degrees).

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 University of Dubuque are Accountants & auditors (1,027,406 people), Other managers (731,339 people), Financial managers (491,877 people), Chief executives & legislators (375,715 people), and Firstline supervisors of retail sales workers (270,683 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Dubuque in 2022 are Transportation (73 degrees awarded), Theology (28 degrees), Business (221 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and Protective Services (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Dubuque are Physicians, Surgeons, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, and Nurse anesthetists

The most specialized majors at University of Dubuque are Transportation (73 degrees awarded), Theology (28 degrees), Business (221 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and Protective Services (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Dubuque are Elementary & secondary schools (596,314 people), Computer Systems Design (515,211 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (487,540 people), Banking & related activities (485,730 people), and Construction (414,618 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Dubuque are Transportation (73 degrees awarded), Theology (28 degrees), Business (221 degrees), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (19 degrees), and Protective Services (34 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Dubuque.

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of Dubuque was General Business Administration & Management with 68 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

265
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
317
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 265 degrees were awarded to men at University of Dubuque, which is 0.836 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (317).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 50 degrees were awarded to men at University of Dubuque in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 0.862 times less than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 58 degrees were awarded to men at University of Dubuque in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.16 times more than the 50 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

36%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 36% of students graduating from University of Dubuque completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Dubuque is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 14.1% of graduates (24 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    385 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    49 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    32 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Dubuque is white (385 degrees awarded). There were 7.86 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (49 degrees).

10.8% of degree recipients (63 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    226 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    159 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Dubuque is white female (226 degrees awarded). There were 1.42 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (159 degrees).

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Operations

University of Dubuque has an endowment valued at nearly $229M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 4.58M (2%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of Dubuque had a total salary expenditure of 72.7M. University of Dubuque employs 44 Assistant professors, 34 Associate professors and 18 Professors. Most academics at University of Dubuque are Female Assistant professor (25), Male Assistant professor (19), and Male Associate professor (18).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Dubuque are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 69 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 43 employees, and Service with 42 employees.

Endowment

$229M
2022 Endowment
3.97%
decline from 2021

University of Dubuque has an endowment valued at about $229M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Dubuque declined 3.97% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $183M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$25M
2022 Salaries
15.3%
decline from 2021

In 2022, University of Dubuque paid a median of $25M in salaries, which represents 34.4% of their overall expenditure ($72.7M) and a 15.3% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$7.12M
Instructional Salaries
98
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Dubuque paid a total of $7.12M to 98 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
44 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
69 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Dubuque were Assistant professor with 44 employees, Associate professor with 34 employees, and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Dubuque were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 69 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 43 employees, and Service with 42 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Male Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Dubuque was Female Assistant professor with 25 employees, Male Assistant professor with 19 employees, and Male Associate professor with 18 employees.

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

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