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Dominican University of California Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Dominican University of California ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Dominican University of California Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Dominican University of California was awarded 15 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is nursing.

Overall Quality

DUofC is ranked #381 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Out of the 116 colleges in California, DUofC is ranked at #37.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DUofC?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 88%, Dominican University of California is easier to get into than many other schools. But that doesn't mean you can slack off on your application. Make sure to treat this school like any other when submitting requested materials and documents.

Average Test Scores

About 84% of students accepted to DUofC submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 530 and 620. Math scores were between 510 and 595.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 530 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 510 to 595 )
DUofC received ACT scores from 43% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 20 to 25 )

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Dominican University of California Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at DUofC it is much better at 9 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dominican University of California is 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  33 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dominican University of California

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 86% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Dominican University of California enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At DUofC the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 53%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  53 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at DUofC

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,460 undergraduates at DUofC with 1,237 being full-time and 223 being part-time.

DUofC Diversity Score

College Factual computes an overall diversity score for each college and university that takes gender, ethnicity, geographic location, and age into account. Schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest, and those that cater to just one or two student groups are ranked the lowest.

The overall diversity score for DUofC is 60.29 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  60.29 out of 100
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How Much Does Dominican University of California Cost?

The overall average net price of DUofC is $34,215. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for DUofC

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$26,544 $33,951 $26,989 $34,568 $38,990

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of DUofC, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At DUofC, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $8,914 a year. That adds up to $35,656 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DUofC is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

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How Much Money Do DUofC Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from DUofC with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $55,600 in their early years. That's great news for DUofC students since it is 40% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Dominican University of California

Dominican University of California is a private not-for-profit institution situated in San Rafael, California. San Rafael is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Dominican University of California

Contact details for DUofC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901-2298
Phone: 415-457-4440

Dominican University of California Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 31 majors graduated from Dominican University of California. Of these students, 320 received undergraduate degrees and 148 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Nursing 105 $91,600
Business Administration & Management 48 $46,400
Health Sciences & Services 32 NA
General Biology 27 NA
Communication & Journalism (Other) 22 NA
General Psychology 20 NA
Public Health 11 NA
Dance 10 NA
General Education 8 NA
Chemistry 8 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Dominican University of California along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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