Dominican University

River Forest, IL

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,034
Graduate Enrollment: 1,003
Master's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Hispanic focused instituion
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Campus Details

Suburb: Large (outside principal city, in urbanized area with population of 250,000 or more)
Four-year, small, primarily nonresidential // full-time, inclusive, higher transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 80.94%

Male/Female: 30% / 70% (2017)

First generation college students: 50.7% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 3.4% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 2.0% (1999)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,060
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 910 - 1160

2022 Median Admit ACT: 25
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 22 - 27

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 79.1% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 66.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 55.9% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 46.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 23.1%
Black: 5.1%
Hispanic: 64.1%
Asian: 2.8%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.2%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 1.4%
Non-resident alien: 0.8%
Unknown race: 2.4%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $43,227
In-State tuition: $35,570
Out-of-State tuition: $35,570

Estimated books and supplies: $1,200 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $10,865 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,412 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $10,865 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,412 (2022)

Average Family Income: $56,944 (2017)
Median Family Income: $38,451 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 47.9%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 63.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $24,411 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $259 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $16,055
$30k-48k $16,273
$48k-75k $18,522
$75k-110k $20,152
$110k+ $21,776

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 40%
6-year graduation rate: 52%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 95.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $24,411 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $9,750 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $18,750 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $19,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 65.9% (2015)
@3 year 70.8% (2017)
@5 year 79.6% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 50.6% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 55.0% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $38,800 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $52,737 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 2
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 14
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 2
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 2
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 3
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 9
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 3
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 11
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 20 $27,000 $286 $49,901 ($4,158) $80,734 ($6,728)
Bachelor's Degree Culinary Arts and Related Services. 3
Master's Degree Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education. 5
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 6 $61,960 ($5,163)
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 21 $27,000 $281 $40,398 ($3,367)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 6
Master's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 7
Master's Degree Social Work. 77 $468 $46,020 ($3,835) $54,752 ($4,563)
Bachelor's Degree Criminology. 31 $27,000 $276 $31,562 ($2,630) $48,026 ($4,002)
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 7
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 7
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 9
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 37 $27,000 $286 $30,640 ($2,553) $47,191 ($3,933)
Bachelor's Degree Design and Applied Arts. 9 $26,978 $279 $39,095 ($3,258)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 3
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 2
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 5
Bachelor's Degree Music. 1
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 29 $1,616 $109,197 ($9,100)
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 23 $30,000 $44,569 ($3,714)
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 38 $23,083 $244 $66,587 ($5,549)
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 46 $26,000 $265 $46,321 ($3,860) $59,552 ($4,963)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 71 $405 $62,797 ($5,233) $73,056 ($6,088)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 22 $26,000 $265 $43,071 ($3,589) $76,672 ($6,389)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 11
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 2
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 20 $56,193 ($4,683) $57,924 ($4,827)
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 12 $26,246 $278 $39,217 ($3,268)
Bachelor's Degree Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate). 6
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 12
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Master's Degree Library Science and Administration. 77 $432 $44,270 ($3,689) $52,223 ($4,352)
Doctoral Degree Library Science and Administration. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 30 $25,117 $266 $33,241 ($2,770) $48,438 ($4,037)
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 8
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Biological and Physical Sciences. 4
Bachelor's Degree Natural Sciences. 27 $25,054 $266 $27,518 ($2,293) $47,987 ($3,999)
Bachelor's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 12
Master's Degree Nutrition Sciences. 18
Graduate/Professional Certificate Nutrition Sciences. 20
Master's Degree Dispute Resolution. 7 $49,617 ($4,135)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 2
Bachelor's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 2
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 35 $23,832 $242 $31,544 ($2,629) $47,929 ($3,994)
Bachelor's Degree Human Services, General. 5
Bachelor's Degree Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations. 7 $27,000 $282 $35,573 ($2,964) $43,058 ($3,588)
Bachelor's Degree History. 3


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $66,960
Full time faculty: 38%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 10.0

School's endowment start of year: $39,105,049 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $51,368,595 (2022)