Duquesne University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,376
4.25% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,919
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.24%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.5%
12,376 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
8,107
95.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
76%
1,041 Graduates

About

Duquesne University is a higher education institution located in Allegheny County, PA. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at Duquesne University were Nursing School (257 degrees awarded), General Biological Sciences (109 degrees), and General Marketing & Marketing Management (99 degrees).

In 2022, 2,764 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Duquesne University. 66.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 33.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,192 degrees), 18.9 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (116 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Duquesne University is $45,376, which is $15,226 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Duquesne University is $45,376, which is $15,226 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,919.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Duquesne University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 55% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$45,376
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Duquesne University was $45,376. The cost of tuition at Duquesne University is $15,226 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$33,919
2022 Value
1.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Duquesne University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,919. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Duquesne University grew by 1.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,144
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Duquesne University was of $14,144 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.91% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

96%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
55%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Duquesne University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 2.04% with respect to 2021, when 98% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

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1.24%
2019 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Duquesne University was 1.24%, which represents 24 out of the 1933 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Duquesne University received 12,376 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 17.7% annual growth. Out of those 12,376 applicants, 10,828 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.5% acceptance rate.

There were 8,107 students enrolled at Duquesne University in 2022. 28% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Duquesne University has an overall enrollment yield of 13.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.5%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
10,828
Accepted Out of 12,376

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Duquesne University was 87.5% (10,828 admissions from 12,376 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 84.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 17.7%, while admissions grew by 22.3%..

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SAT Scores

28%
Submission Percentage (2022)
399
Scores Submitted (2022)

28% of enrolled first-time students at Duquesne University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Duquesne University had a total enrollment of 8,107 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Duquesne University is 7,742 students and the part-time enrollment is 365. This means that 95.5% of students enrolled at Duquesne University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Duquesne University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 76.6% White, 5.42% Black or African American, 4.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.4% Asian, 3.24% Two or More Races, 0.0987% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0617% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Duquesne University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (52.2%), followed by White Male (28.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (2.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (46.6%), followed by White Male (24.2%) and Black or African American Female (3.48%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

95.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Duquesne University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,107 students. The full-time enrollment at Duquesne University is 7,742 and the part-time enrollment is 365. This means that 95.5% of students enrolled at Duquesne University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%
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 Duquesne University was 84%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Duquesne University had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    6,210 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    439 enrolled students
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    362 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Duquesne University is 76.6% White, 5.42% Black or African American, 4.47% Hispanic or Latino, 3.4% Asian, 3.24% Two or More Races, 0.0987% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0617% 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 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2022, 902 more women than men received degrees from Duquesne University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Duquesne University is white (2,192 degrees awarded). There were 18.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (116 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Duquesne University is Nursing School (257 degrees awarded), followed by General Biological Sciences (109 degrees) and General Marketing & Marketing Management (99 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Duquesne University, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees), and Health (1,022 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,617,020 people), Registered nurses (1,442,729 people), Secondary school teachers (490,393 people), Education administrators (282,662 people), and Special education teachers (195,563 people).

The most specialized majors at Duquesne University in 2022 are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees), Health (1,022 degrees), History (30 degrees), and Education (279 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 Duquesne University are Diagnostic medical sonographers, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees), Health (1,022 degrees), History (30 degrees), and Education (279 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 Duquesne University are Elementary & secondary schools (2,958,735 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,607,449 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (413,176 people), Outpatient care centers (286,766 people), and Offices of physicians (235,038 people).

The most specialized majors at Duquesne University are Legal (130 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (25 degrees), Health (1,022 degrees), History (30 degrees), and Education (279 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 Duquesne University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 257 degrees awarded
  2. 109 degrees awarded
  3. 99 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Duquesne University was Nursing School with 257 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

931
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,833
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 931 degrees were awarded to men at Duquesne University, which is 0.508 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,833).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 59 degrees were awarded to men at Duquesne University in Law, which is 0.843 times less than the 70 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 233 degrees were awarded to men at Duquesne University in Nursing School, which is 6.85 times more than the 34 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

69%
100% Completion Time
77%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 69% of students graduating from Duquesne University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 77% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 78% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Duquesne University is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral 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, 0.48% of graduates (5 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,192 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    116 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    107 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Duquesne University is white (2,192 degrees awarded). There were 18.9 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american (116 degrees).

0.326% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,479 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    713 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    71 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Duquesne University is white female (1,479 degrees awarded). There were 2.07 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (713 degrees).

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Operations

Duquesne University has an endowment valued at nearly $565M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−10.5%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Duquesne University had a total salary expenditure of 289M. Duquesne University employs 194 Associate professors, 145 Assistant professors and 84 Professors. Most academics at Duquesne University are Female Associate professor (103), Female Assistant professor (97), and Male Associate professor (91).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duquesne University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 287 employees, Service, with 174 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 155 employees.

Endowment

$565M
2022 Endowment
9.97%
decline from 2021

Duquesne University has an endowment valued at about $565M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Duquesne University declined 9.97% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $192M 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. $15.2M - Federal
  2. $1.95M - State
  3. $716k - Local

As of 2022, Duquesne University received $15.2M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.95M from state grants and contracts, and $716k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$126M
2022 Salaries
3.21%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Duquesne University paid a median of $126M in salaries, which represents 43.5% of their overall expenditure ($289M) and a 3.21% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$42M
Instructional Salaries
448
Number of Employees

In 2022, Duquesne University paid a total of $42M to 448 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
194 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
287 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Duquesne University were Associate professor with 194 employees, Assistant professor with 145 employees, and Professor with 84 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Duquesne University were Business and Financial Operations with 287 employees, Service with 174 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 155 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Duquesne University was Female Associate professor with 103 employees, Female Assistant professor with 97 employees, and Male Associate professor with 91 employees.

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