Marquette University

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$39,300

3.42% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$32,377

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.1%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

89.3%

12,957 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

11,426

89.2% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

80.6%

1,554 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 (163 degrees awarded), General Marketing & Marketing Management (151 degrees), and General Finance (149 degrees).

In 2017, 3,364 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Marquette University. 55.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.5% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (2,433 degrees), 8.36 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (291 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Marquette University is $39,300, which is $12,800 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Marquette University is $39,300, which is $12,800 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $32,377.

In 2017, 96% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 46% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$39,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Marquette University was $39,300. The cost of tuition at Marquette University is $12,800 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$32,377

2017 Value

3.36%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Marquette University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $32,377. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Marquette University grew by 3.36%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,800

Room and Board

$1,008

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Marquette University was of $11,800 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,008. The cost of room and board increased by 5.64% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

96%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

46%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Marquette University received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 1.05% with respect to 2016, 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.

2.1%

2016 Default Rate

41

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Marquette University was 2.1%, which represents 41 out of the 1954 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 12,957 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 1.36% annual decline. Out of those 12,957 applicants, 11,574 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 89.3% acceptance rate.

There were 11,426 students enrolled at Marquette University in 2017, and 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Marquette University has an overall enrollment yield of 17.5%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

89.3%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

11,574

Accepted Out of 12,957

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Marquette University was 89.3% (11,574 admissions from 12,957 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 84.3%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants declined by -1.36%, while admissions grew by 4.47%.

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SAT Scores

17%

Submission Percentage

336

Scores Submitted

17% of enrolled first-time students at Marquette University in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Marquette University has a total enrollment of 11,426 students. The full-time enrollment at Marquette University is 10,191 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,235. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Marquette University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Marquette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 68.9% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.02% Asian, 3.73% Black or African American, 3.23% Two or More Races, 0.184% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0525% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Marquette University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (33.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (6.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (37.6%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.74%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

89.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Marquette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,426 students. The full-time enrollment at Marquette University is 10,191 and the part-time enrollment is 1,235. This means that 89.2% of students enrolled at Marquette University are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%

2017 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 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), 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

    7,874

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,187

  3. Asian

    688

The enrolled student population at Marquette University is 68.9% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 6.02% Asian, 3.73% Black or African American, 3.23% Two or More Races, 0.184% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0525% 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 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2017, 368 more women than men received degrees from Marquette University. The majority of degree recipients at Marquette University are white (2,433 degrees awarded). There were 8.36 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (291 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Marquette University is General Biomedical Sciences (163 degrees awarded), followed by General Marketing & Marketing Management (151 degrees) and General Finance (149 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 (190 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), and Biology (292 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 Physicians (396,086 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (231,072 people), Other managers (230,156 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (193,098 people), and Postsecondary teachers (180,263 people).

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (190 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Biology (292 degrees), Communications (222 degrees), and History (56 degrees).

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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 Marquette University are Surgeons, Dentists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (190 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Biology (292 degrees), Communications (222 degrees), and History (56 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 (509,565 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (442,301 people), Elementary & secondary schools (426,635 people), Offices of physicians (192,005 people), and Legal services (163,871 people).

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (190 degrees awarded), Philosophy and Religious Studies (31 degrees), Biology (292 degrees), Communications (222 degrees), and History (56 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. 163 degrees awarded

  2. 151 degrees awarded

  3. 149 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Marquette University was General Biomedical Sciences with 163 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,498

  2. 1,866

In 2017, 1,498 degrees were awarded to men at Marquette University, which is 0.803 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,866).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 113 degrees were awarded to men at Marquette University in Law, which is 1.47 times more than the 77 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 213 degrees were awarded to women at Marquette University in Registered Nursing, which is 7.34 times more than the 29 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

58%

100% Completion Time

80%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 58% of students graduating from Marquette University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 80% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 80% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

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 (67.2%).

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, 0.0644% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,433 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    291 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    138 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Marquette University is white (2,433 degrees awarded). There were 8.36 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (291 degrees).

2.62% of degree recipients (88 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    1,380 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,053 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    153 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Marquette University is white female (1,380 degrees awarded). There were 1.31 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1,053 degrees).

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Operations

Marquette University has an endowment valued at nearly $626M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $69.2M (11.1%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Marquette University had a total expenditure of $404M. Of that $404M, they spent $191M on salaries and $404M on benefits.

Marquette University employs 211 Associate professors, 208 Assistant professors, and 160 Professors. Most academics at Marquette University are Male Professors (116), Male Associate professors(111), and Male Assistant professors (109).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marquette University are: Service, with 314 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 290 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 253 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$626M

2017 Endowment

13.8%

growth from 2016

Marquette University has an endowment valued at about $626M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Marquette University grew 13.8% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $340M 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. $18.1M - Federal

  2. $4.09M - State

  3. $0 - Local

As of 2017, Marquette University received $18.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $4.09M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$191M

Salary Expenditure

$404M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2017, Marquette University had a total expenditure of $404M. Of that $404M, they spent $191M on salaries and $404M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at Marquette University as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$191M

2017 Salaries

6.54%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Marquette University paid a median of $191M in salaries, which represents 47.4% of their overall expenditure ($404M) and a 6.54% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.133% growth from 2015 and a 1.68% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$61.3M

Instructional Salaries

646

Number of Employees

In 2017, Marquette University paid a total of $61.3M to 646 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

211 Employees

Service

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

314 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Marquette University were Associate professor with 211 employees; Assistant professor with 208 employees; and Assistant professor with 160 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marquette University were Service with 314 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 290 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 253 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Marquette University was Male Professor with 116 employees, Male Associate professor with 111 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 109 employees.

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

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