Dominican University of California

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$47,190
2.01% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$36,899
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.44%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
85.7%
1,971 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
1,837
86.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
74.3%
194 Graduates

About

Dominican University of California is a higher education institution located in Marin County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dominican University of California were Registered Nursing (102 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees), and General Psychology (37 degrees).

In 2020, 481 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dominican University of California. 76.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 23.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (181 degrees), 1.79 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (101 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dominican University of California is $47,190, which is $24,660 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dominican University of California is $47,190, which is $24,660 more than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,899.

In 2020, 83% of undergraduate students attending Dominican University of California received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 53% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$47,190
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Dominican University of California was $47,190. The cost of tuition at Dominican University of California is $24,660 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($22,531).

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Average Net Price

$36,899
2020 Value
5.71%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Dominican University of California had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,899. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Dominican University of California grew by 5.71%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,200
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dominican University of California was of $15,200 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,971. The cost of room and board increased by 7.61% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.76% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

83%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

83% of undergraduate students at Dominican University of California received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a decline of 6.74% with respect to 2019, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.44%
2018 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Dominican University of California was 2.44%, which represents 12 out of the 491 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Admissions

Dominican University of California received 1,971 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 3.05% annual decline. Out of those 1,971 applicants, 1,690 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.7% acceptance rate.

There were 1,837 students enrolled at Dominican University of California in 2020, and 62% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Dominican University of California has an overall enrollment yield of 15.8%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
1,690
Accepted Out of 1,971

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Dominican University of California was 85.7% (1,690 admissions from 1,971 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 91.3%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants declined by −3.05%, while admissions declined by −8.99%.

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SAT Scores

62%
Submission Percentage
165
Scores Submitted

62% of enrolled first-time students at Dominican University of California in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Dominican University of California has a total enrollment of 1,837 students. The full-time enrollment at Dominican University of California is 1,594 students and the part-time enrollment is 243. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Dominican University of California are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dominican University of California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32.4% White, 27.1% Asian, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.39% Two or More Races, 4.46% Black or African American, 0.599% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Dominican University of California in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (21.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20.1%) and White Female (16.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (33.7%), followed by Asian Female (17.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (15.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

86.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dominican University of California, both undergraduate and graduate, is 1,837 students. The full-time enrollment at Dominican University of California is 1,594 and the part-time enrollment is 243. This means that 86.8% of students enrolled at Dominican University of California are enrolled full-time compared with 68.8% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

87%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Dominican University of California was 87%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), Dominican University of California had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    596
  2. Asian
    497
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    465

The enrolled student population at Dominican University of California is 32.4% White, 27.1% Asian, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, 5.39% Two or More Races, 4.46% Black or African American, 0.599% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.163% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 52.6% White, 16.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 46 students (2.5%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 257 more women than men received degrees from Dominican University of California. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dominican University of California is white (181 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (101 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dominican University of California is Registered Nursing (102 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (38 degrees) and General Psychology (37 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dominican University of California, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Psychology (58 degrees awarded), Biology (37 degrees), and Health (195 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dominican University of California are Registered nurses (1,416,589 people), Physicians (535,683 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (374,058 people), Postsecondary teachers (305,633 people), and Other managers (297,445 people).

The most specialized majors at Dominican University of California are Psychology (58 degrees awarded), Biology (37 degrees), Health (195 degrees), History (6 degrees), and English (8 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dominican University of California are Surgeons, Clinical and counseling psychologists, Computer hardware engineers, Entertainers & performers, sports & related workers, all other, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

The most specialized majors at Dominican University of California are Psychology (58 degrees awarded), Biology (37 degrees), Health (195 degrees), History (6 degrees), and English (8 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dominican University of California are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (2,043,258 people), Elementary & secondary schools (955,063 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (686,044 people), Outpatient care centers (419,246 people), and Offices of physicians (406,359 people).

The most specialized majors at Dominican University of California are Psychology (58 degrees awarded), Biology (37 degrees), Health (195 degrees), History (6 degrees), and English (8 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dominican University of California.
Most Common
  1. 102 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 38 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 37 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dominican University of California was Registered Nursing with 102 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

112
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
369
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 112 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University of California, which is 0.304 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (369).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 30 degrees were awarded to men at Dominican University of California in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.833 times less than the 36 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 88 degrees were awarded to women at Dominican University of California in Registered Nursing, which is 6.29 times more than the 14 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

57%
100% Completion Time
72%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 57% of students graduating from Dominican University of California completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 72% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 72% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dominican University of California is Female and Asian (87.5% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.515% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    181 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    101 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    96 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dominican University of California is white (181 degrees awarded). There were 1.79 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (101 degrees).

7.9% of degree recipients (38 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    133 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    80 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    80 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dominican University of California is white female (133 degrees awarded). There were 1.66 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (80 degrees).

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Operations

Dominican University of California has an endowment valued at nearly $30.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $−NaNk (−0.0254%), compared to the 3.19% average return ($1.26M on $39.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2020, Dominican University of California had a total salary expenditure of $62M. Dominican University of California employs 55 Assistant professors, 26 Professors, and 18 Associate professors. Most academics at Dominican University of California are Female Assistant professors (31), Male Assistant professors(24), and Female Professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dominican University of California are: Management, with 63 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 43 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$30.9M
2020 Endowment
10.9%
decline from 2019

Dominican University of California has an endowment valued at about $30.9M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Dominican University of California declined 10.9% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $8.75M lower than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Medium Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.47M - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Dominican University of California received $2.47M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$31.2M
2020 Salaries
2.52%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Dominican University of California paid a median of $31.2M in salaries, which represents 50.3% of their overall expenditure ($62M) and a 2.52% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 6.77% growth from 2018 and a 0.0712% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 34.6M (40.9% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.63M
Instructional Salaries
99
Number of Employees

In 2020, Dominican University of California paid a total of $8.63M to 99 employees working as instructors, which represents 27.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11M (31.8%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
55 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dominican University of California were Assistant professor with 55 employees; Professor with 26 employees; and Professor with 18 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dominican University of California were Management with 63 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 43 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 32 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dominican University of California was Female Assistant professor with 31 employees, Male Assistant professor with 24 employees, and Female Professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Dominican University of California.

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