Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, PA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 5,071
Graduate Enrollment: 3,215
Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity
Highest degree awarded: Graduate
Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Campus Details

Large City (>250k)
Four-year, medium, highly residential // full-time, selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 84.26%

Male/Female: 36% / 64% (2017)

First generation college students: 17.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 1.3% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 0.6% (2011)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,235
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1140 - 1310

2022 Median Admit ACT: 27
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 24 - 29

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 63.5% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 48.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 38.3% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 28.2% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 81.1%
Black: 5.0%
Hispanic: 4.4%
Asian: 3.5%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.0%
2+ races: 3.4%
Non-resident alien: 1.9%
Unknown race: 0.6%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $58,521
In-State tuition: $43,526
Out-of-State tuition: $43,526

Estimated books and supplies: $1,400 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $14,144 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $2,200 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $14,144 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $2,200 (2022)

Average Family Income: $110,744 (2017)
Median Family Income: $88,633 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 17.3%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 58.4%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $26,244 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $278 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $25,652
$30k-48k $24,812
$48k-75k $30,984
$75k-110k $34,719
$110k+ $37,961

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 67%
6-year graduation rate: 78%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 97.0% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $26,244 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $8,250 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $23,548 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $25,500 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 85.5% (2015)
@3 year 87.8% (2017)
@5 year 91.1% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 70.7% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 73.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $53,106 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $62,203 (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 Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 5
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 40 $27,000 $286 $41,370 ($3,448) $45,520 ($3,793)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas. 17 $47,029 ($3,919) $49,590 ($4,133)
Master's Degree Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 11
Graduate/Professional Certificate Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language. 9
Bachelor's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 16 $27,000 $286
Master's Degree Biomedical/Medical Engineering. 7
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 3
Bachelor's Degree Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 1
First Professional Degree Law. 109 $825 $53,684 ($4,474) $81,365 ($6,780)
Master's Degree Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 25 $26,098 $276 $21,261 ($1,772) $43,186 ($3,599)
Master's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 8
Bachelor's Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 1
Doctoral Degree Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies. 18 $47,184 ($3,932)
Bachelor's Degree Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities. 1
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 91 $27,000 $286 $30,904 ($2,575) $62,208 ($5,184)
Doctoral Degree Biology, General. 3
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 31 $27,000 $286 $60,346 ($5,029)
Doctoral Degree Pharmacology and Toxicology. 2
Master's Degree Biotechnology. 5
Master's Degree Mathematics and Computer Science. 2
Bachelor's Degree Behavioral Sciences. 2
Master's Degree Health and Physical Education/Fitness. 7
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 7
Master's Degree Philosophy. 12
Doctoral Degree Philosophy. 4
Master's Degree Religious Education. 5
Master's Degree Religious/Sacred Music. 1
Bachelor's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 3
Master's Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 2
Doctoral Degree Theological and Ministerial Studies. 4
Master's Degree Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 4
Master's Degree Chemistry. 4
Doctoral Degree Chemistry. 4
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 59 $26,294 $276 $29,025 ($2,419) $42,256 ($3,521)
Master's Degree Psychology, General. 7
Master's Degree Research and Experimental Psychology. 20
Doctoral Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 17 $1,101 $52,523 ($4,377) $70,188 ($5,849)
First Professional Degree Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology. 12
Master's Degree Criminal Justice and Corrections. 18
Bachelor's Degree Public Policy Analysis. 7
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 6
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 33 $26,113 $265 $33,347 ($2,779) $56,192 ($4,683)
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 30 $24,250 $246 $37,465 ($3,122) $50,606 ($4,217)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 19 $26,983 $268 $28,891 ($2,408) $46,134 ($3,845)
First Professional Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 42
Master's Degree Bioethics/Medical Ethics. 7
Doctoral Degree Bioethics/Medical Ethics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 266 $27,000 $207 $63,715 ($5,310) $69,735 ($5,811)
Master's Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 38 $741 $90,826 ($7,569) $95,177 ($7,931)
Doctoral Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 7 $101,355 ($8,446)
First Professional Degree Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 1
Graduate/Professional Certificate Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing. 4
Bachelor's Degree Business/Commerce, General. 7
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 76 $27,000 $279 $53,712 ($4,476) $67,679 ($5,640)
Master's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 110 $464 $71,142 ($5,929) $83,625 ($6,969)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 64 $26,000 $265 $56,128 ($4,677) $65,452 ($5,454)
Master's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 21 $233 $55,451 ($4,621) $74,671 ($6,223)
Bachelor's Degree Business/Corporate Communications. 14 $23,247 $228
Master's Degree Business/Corporate Communications. 3
Bachelor's Degree Business/Managerial Economics. 7
Bachelor's Degree Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations. 11
Bachelor's Degree Journalism. 13 $31,437 ($2,620) $38,640 ($3,220)
Bachelor's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 51 $26,000 $246 $39,920 ($3,327) $49,016 ($4,085)
Master's Degree Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. 4
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 30 $22,557 $239 $62,161 ($5,180) $78,806 ($6,567)
Master's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 11
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science. 19 $26,950 $253 $61,121 ($5,093)
Bachelor's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 20 $27,000 $286 $39,307 ($3,276) $48,434 ($4,036)
Master's Degree Computer Software and Media Applications. 6 $57,032 ($4,753)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Computer Software and Media Applications. 1
Master's Degree Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management. 4
Bachelor's Degree Education, General. 2
Master's Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 12 $64,847 ($5,404)
Doctoral Degree Educational Administration and Supervision. 4
Master's Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 10
Doctoral Degree Educational/Instructional Media Design. 3
Master's Degree Special Education and Teaching. 10 $39,874 ($3,323)
Doctoral Degree Special Education and Teaching. 1
Master's Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 19 $749 $43,676 ($3,640) $46,955 ($3,913)
Doctoral Degree Student Counseling and Personnel Services. 8
Bachelor's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 51 $27,000 $286 $36,841 ($3,070) $43,845 ($3,654)
Master's Degree Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods. 20 $34,903 ($2,909) $52,169 ($4,347)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 20 $26,940 $257 $62,639 ($5,220)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 3
Bachelor's Degree Music. 34 $27,000 $286 $35,095 ($2,925)
Master's Degree Music. 23 $22,250 ($1,854) $47,268 ($3,939)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Music. 8
Bachelor's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 24 $27,000 $286 $61,367 ($5,114)
Master's Degree Communication Disorders Sciences and Services. 39 $495 $56,487 ($4,707) $57,558 ($4,797)
Bachelor's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 11 $57,199 ($4,767) $65,395 ($5,450)
Master's Degree Health and Medical Administrative Services. 10 $51,193 ($4,266)
Bachelor's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 66 $27,000 $286 $97,730 ($8,144)
Master's Degree Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions. 44 $381 $106,001 ($8,833) $114,591 ($9,549)
Bachelor's Degree Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 9 $23,250 $246
Graduate/Professional Certificate Health/Medical Preparatory Programs. 8
Master's Degree Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions. 38 $713 $39,623 ($3,302) $41,464 ($3,455)
Bachelor's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 7
Master's Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 4
Doctoral Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 5
First Professional Degree Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration. 139 $592 $106,173 ($8,848) $123,992 ($10,333)
Bachelor's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 58 $27,000 $286 $64,655 ($5,388)
Master's Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 53 $462 $65,629 ($5,469) $65,844 ($5,487)
Doctoral Degree Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions. 1 $835 $69,842 ($5,820) $76,664 ($6,389)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 64 $27,000 $284 $49,962 ($4,164) $67,308 ($5,609)
Bachelor's Degree International Business. 12 $42,775 ($3,565)
Bachelor's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 24 $26,625 $281 $58,848 ($4,904)
Master's Degree Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods. 10
Bachelor's Degree Marketing. 85 $27,000 $276 $42,996 ($3,583) $54,209 ($4,517)
Bachelor's Degree Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. 2
Bachelor's Degree History. 29 $27,000 $286 $25,156 ($2,096) $49,746 ($4,146)
Master's Degree History. 16 $29,430 ($2,453) $33,145 ($2,762)
Master's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 12 $41,097 ($3,425)
Graduate/Professional Certificate Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 1
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 16
Master's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 8


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $83,547
Full time faculty: 49%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 13.0

School's endowment start of year: $472,072,000 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $627,291,000 (2022)