Dominican University of California

Dominican University of California Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Dominican University of California Ranked?

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2022 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 127 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is registered nursing.

Overall Quality

DUofC landed the #309 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. This puts it in the top 15% of all schools in the nation. This is an improvement over the previous year, when DUofC held the #381 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Out of the 203 colleges in California, DUofC is ranked at #52.

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Is It Hard to Get Into DUofC?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Dominican University of California is 86%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into DUofC is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 62% 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 540 and 620. Math scores were between 530 and 630.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 540 to 620 )

SAT Math Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 530 to 630 )
DUofC received ACT scores from 15% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Dominican University of California  ( 21 to 26 )

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Dominican University of California Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At DUofC, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

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 31%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  31 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dominican University of California

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 87% 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  87 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at DUofC for first-time, full-time students is 57%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  57 out of 100

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Dominican University of California Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,379 undergraduates at DUofC with 1,229 being full-time and 150 being part-time.

How Much Does Dominican University of California Cost?

The overall average net price of DUofC is $32,978. 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 +
$27,906 $26,338 $29,801 $32,803 $39,663

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

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At DUofC, approximately 49% of students took out student loans averaging $7,196 a year. That adds up to $28,784 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at DUofC is 2.6%. 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?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from DUofC make around $55,600 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for DUofC students since it is 40% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


See which majors at Dominican University of California make the most money.

Location of Dominican University of California

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

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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 32 majors graduated from Dominican University of California. Of these students, 340 received undergraduate degrees and 141 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 102 $97,737
Business Administration & Management 47 $57,318
General Psychology 37 $47,260
General Biology 31 $39,369
Health Sciences & Services 24 $38,289
Liberal Arts General Studies 17 $25,194
Public Health 15 $30,771
Communication & Journalism (Other) 13 $39,009
Dance 9 $21,052
Chemistry 7 NA

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

Online Learning at DUofC

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2019-2020, 1,797 students took at least one online class at Dominican University of California. This is an increase from the 92 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,797 0
2018-2019 92 0
2017-2018 0 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0

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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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