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Dominican University Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about Dominican University, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dominican University Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Dominican University was awarded 68 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is specialized sales, merchandising and marketing.

Overall Quality

Dominican U landed the #928 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.

Dominican U also holds the #41 spot on the Best Colleges in Illinois ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Dominican U?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Dominican University is 76%. That's higher than the rate at many schools, but still low enough to be considered somewhat selective. If you want to get in, you'll need good grades and to be able to show that Dominican U is a good fit for you.

Average Test Scores

About 77% of students accepted to Dominican U submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 480 and 580. Math scores were between 480 and 580.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dominican University  ( 480 to 580 )

SAT Math Scores for Dominican University  ( 480 to 580 )
Dominican U received ACT scores from 27% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 19 and 24.

ACT Composite Scores for Dominican University  ( 19 to 24 )

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Dominican University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Dominican U is an impressive 10 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dominican University is 43%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  43 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dominican University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 83% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Dominican University 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  83 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Dominican U for first-time, full-time students is 49%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  49 out of 100

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Dominican University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 2,166 undergraduates at Dominican U with 2,001 being full-time and 165 being part-time.

How Much Does Dominican University Cost?

The overall average net price of Dominican U is $19,268. 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 Dominican U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$17,060 $17,586 $18,582 $21,979 $24,018

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 Dominican U, 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 Dominican U, approximately 68% of students took out student loans averaging $6,291 a year. That adds up to $25,164 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dominican U is 5.5%. 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 Dominican U Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Dominican U make around $47,100 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Dominican U students since it is 18% more than the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year.


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Location of Dominican University

Dominican University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in River Forest, Illinois. Dominican U is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for Dominican U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7900 W Division Street, River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: 708-366-2490

Dominican University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 62 majors graduated from Dominican University. Of these students, 659 received undergraduate degrees and 292 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
Human Resource Management 83 NA
Business Administration & Management 69 $43,479
Nursing 51 $63,817
General Psychology 42 $29,250
Criminology 32 $32,162
Sociology 32 $31,890
Design & Applied Arts 27 $31,314
General Biology 23 $28,960
Accounting 22 $50,439
Natural Sciences 22 $30,119

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

Online Learning at Dominican U

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 2,992 students took at least one online class at Dominican University. This is an increase from the 1,635 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 2,992 969
2018-2019 1,635 145
2017-2018 1,323 163
2016-2017 1,269 144
2015-2016 1,485 227

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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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