Marquette University

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$45,860
1.98% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$33,136
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.565%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
87.2%
15,883 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
11,167
87.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
82.5%
1,652 Graduates

About

Marquette University is a higher education institution located in Milwaukee County, WI. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at Marquette University were Registered Nursing (290 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees), and Physician Assistant (77 degrees).

In 2022, 3,757 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Marquette University. 59.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (2,606 degrees), 5.77 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (452 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Marquette University is $45,860, which is $15,710 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Marquette University is $45,860, which is $15,710 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $33,136.

In 2022, 96% of undergraduate students attending Marquette University received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$45,860
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Marquette University was $45,860. The cost of tuition at Marquette University is $15,710 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$33,136
2022 Value
1.28%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Marquette University had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $33,136. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Marquette University grew by 1.28%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,140
Room and Board
$816
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Marquette University was of $14,140 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 3.54% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $816. 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
40%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

96% of undergraduate students at Marquette University received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2021, when 96% 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.
0.565%
2019 Default Rate
11
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Marquette University was 0.565%, which represents 11 out of the 1946 total borrowers.

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Admissions

Marquette University received 15,883 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 2.38% annual growth. Out of those 15,883 applicants, 13,851 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 87.2% acceptance rate.

There were 11,167 students enrolled at Marquette University in 2022. 17% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Marquette University has an overall enrollment yield of 14.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

87.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
13,851
Accepted Out of 15,883

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Marquette University was 87.2% (13,851 admissions from 15,883 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 86.3%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 2.38%, while admissions declined by −1.3%..

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SAT Scores

17%
Submission Percentage (2022)
334
Scores Submitted (2022)

17% of enrolled first-time students at Marquette University in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Marquette University had a total enrollment of 11,167 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Marquette University is 9,745 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,422. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at Marquette University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Marquette University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 67.6% White, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.2% Asian, 4.86% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0895% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Marquette University in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (30.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.08%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (43%), followed by White Male (25.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (5.04%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

87.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Marquette University in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 11,167 students. The full-time enrollment at Marquette University is 9,745 and the part-time enrollment is 1,422. This means that 87.3% of students enrolled at Marquette University are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

89%
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 Marquette University was 89%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), Marquette University had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    7,549 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,481 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    692 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Marquette University is 67.6% White, 13.3% Hispanic or Latino, 6.2% Asian, 4.86% Black or African American, 3.13% Two or More Races, 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0895% 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.

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, 148 students (1.33%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 697 more women than men received degrees from Marquette University. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Marquette University is white (2,606 degrees awarded). There were 5.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (452 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at Marquette University is Registered Nursing (290 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (106 degrees) and Physician Assistant (77 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (180 degrees awarded), Biology (361 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 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 Marquette University are Other managers (592,730 people), Software developers (495,540 people), Physicians (447,431 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (404,643 people), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers (355,748 people).

The most specialized majors at Marquette University in 2022 are Legal (180 degrees awarded), Biology (361 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), Engineering (309 degrees), and Social Sciences (278 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 Marquette University are Podiatrists, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (180 degrees awarded), Biology (361 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), Engineering (309 degrees), and Social Sciences (278 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 Marquette University are Computer Systems Design (642,742 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (633,806 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (617,755 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (482,733 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (477,524 people).

The most specialized majors at Marquette University are Legal (180 degrees awarded), Biology (361 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (32 degrees), Engineering (309 degrees), and Social Sciences (278 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 Marquette University.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 192 degrees awarded
  2. 175 degrees awarded
  3. 164 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Marquette University was General Biomedical Sciences with 192 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,530
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,227
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,530 degrees were awarded to men at Marquette University, which is 0.687 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,227).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 136 degrees were awarded to men at Marquette University in General Finance, which is 3.49 times more than the 39 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 392 degrees were awarded to men at Marquette University in Registered Nursing, which is 6.32 times more than the 62 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
84%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 67% of students graduating from Marquette University completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 84% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 84% 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 (91.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Marquette University is Female and Asian (91.9% 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, 0.242% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,606 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    452 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    243 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Marquette University is white (2,606 degrees awarded). There were 5.77 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (452 degrees).

2.56% of degree recipients (96 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    1,551 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,055 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    284 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Marquette University is white female (1,551 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1055 degrees).

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Operations

Marquette University has an endowment valued at nearly $865M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.32%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, Marquette University had a total salary expenditure of 442M. Marquette University employs 209 Assistant professors, 204 Associate professors and 156 Professors. Most academics at Marquette University are Female Assistant professor (112), Male Associate professor (106), and Female Associate professor (98).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marquette University are: Service, with 262 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media, with 261 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 244 employees.

Endowment

$865M
2022 Endowment
6.87%
decline from 2021

Marquette University has an endowment valued at about $865M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Marquette University declined 6.87% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $492M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$199M
2022 Salaries
5.84%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Marquette University paid a median of $199M in salaries, which represents 45.1% of their overall expenditure ($442M) and a 5.84% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$65.9M
Instructional Salaries
653
Number of Employees

In 2022, Marquette University paid a total of $65.9M to 653 employees working as instructors, which represents 33% 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

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
209 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
262 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Marquette University were Assistant professor with 209 employees, Associate professor with 204 employees, and Professor with 156 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Marquette University were Service with 262 employees, Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 261 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 244 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

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

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Marquette University was Female Assistant professor with 112 employees, Male Associate professor with 106 employees, and Female Associate professor with 98 employees.

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