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IPEDS ID: 212106
OPE ID: 00325800
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Duquesne University
Administration Bldg 600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282
General information:  (412) 396-6000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  9,648 (5,995 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  13 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty497512
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-449
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
Tuition and fees$28,671$30,034$31,385$32,6364.0%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,806$10,198$10,632$11,0844.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,806$10,198$10,632$11,0844.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2011-20122012-20132013-20142014-2015% change 2013-2014 to 2014-2015
On Campus$41,027$42,782$44,567$46,2703.8%
Off Campus$41,027$42,782$44,567$46,2703.8%
Off Campus with Family$32,721$34,084$35,435$36,6863.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2014-2015
  • Undergraduate application fee is waived if student applies by December 15. Tuition in Part D,#5-#6 represents Undergrad (UG) Liberal Arts, Ed, Business, Nursing, and Natural & Environmental Sciences. Other UG programs range from $35,047-$37,256/Academic yr; $687-$1,191/credit. Tuition in Part D, #8 represents Grad (GR) Liberal Arts, Business, and Ed. Other GR programs range from $348 to $1,376/credit. GR application fees Part D, vary by program. Most are $50, however, they range from $0-$125.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,533100%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,531100%$26,011,032$16,990
Federal grants32821%$1,494,587$4,557
Pell grants32721%$1,357,112$4,150
Other federal grants31320%$137,475$439
State/local government grant or scholarships47531%$1,679,224$3,535
Institutional grants or scholarships1,530100%$22,837,221$14,926
Student loan aid1,07970%$10,326,284$9,570
Federal student loans1,06769%$6,189,587$5,801
Other student loans28719%$4,136,697$14,414
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid15,64595%$93,714,923$16,601
Pell grants1,18420%$4,746,444$4,009
Federal student loans3,90965%$28,354,935$7,254
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$24,942$25,944$27,000
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$17,084$19,166$17,295
$30,001 – $48,000$19,191$20,946$19,970
$48,001 – $75,000$22,215$23,967$24,221
$75,001 – $110,000$27,444$27,625$28,172
$110,001 and more$29,429$30,240$30,541
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2014
Total enrollment9,648
Undergraduate enrollment5,995
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment163
Graduate enrollment3,653
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 39%
Female: 61%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 83%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 95%
25 and over: 5%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 70%
Out-of-state: 27%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 84%
Part-time: 16%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 5%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 92%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 76%
Undergraduate application fee (2014-2015): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
Number of applicants6,5342,1834,333
Percent admitted73%75%72%
Percent admitted who enrolled28%30%27%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading520620
SAT Math520610
SAT Writing510610
ACT Composite2328
ACT English2328
ACT Math2327
  • Letters of Recommendation required for Health Profession applicants. Formal demonstration of competencies required for School of Music applicants. University offers Test Optional Admission for College of Liberal Arts applicants only. TOEFL recommended for International applicants. ACT Writing not required.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 90%
Part-time students: 90%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 88 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 78%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 63%
6-year: 74%
8-year: 75%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 65%
6-year: 76%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 75%
Female: 77%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 60%
Asian: 59%
Black or African American: 67%
Hispanic/Latino: 80%
White: 77%
Two or more races: 100%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 55%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2013-2014
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Women's Studies0--0
Category total0--0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General8513-
Microbiology, General0---
Pharmacology and Toxicology-04-
Category total105107-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-102--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other0---
Business/Commerce, General5---
Business/Corporate Communications5---
Business/Managerial Economics7---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies5---
Finance, General39---
International Business/Trade/Commerce9---
Investments and Securities0---
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management52---
Management Information Systems, General317--
Management Science11---
Marketing, Other25---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General54---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management3d--0d
Category total304d126-0d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Broadcast Journalism0---
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other63---
Public Relations/Image Management2---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric513--
Category total8713--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Science3---
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other8d---
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design1516-0
Category total26d16-0
Biology Teacher Education-2--
Chemistry Teacher Education-1--
Computer Teacher Education00--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-1340
Curriculum and Instruction--40
Early Childhood Education and Teaching2412--
Education, General1---
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-19-0
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research, Other-0d--
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-15-
Educational/Instructional Technology-6d20d
Elementary Education and Teaching00--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education118--
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching131--
Latin Teacher Education00--
Mathematics Teacher Education46--
Music Teacher Education142-1
Physics Teacher Education-1--
Reading Teacher Education-17--
Secondary Education and Teaching01--
Social Studies Teacher Education129--
Spanish Language Teacher Education00--
Special Education and Teaching, General-7--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other-13d--
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels00--
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor-14--
Category total79133d151d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General33175-
General Literature0---
Rhetoric and Composition2-6-
Category total351711-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0---
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1---
Latin Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature1---
Category total4---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer18---
Bioethics/Medical Ethics-24-
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling-19--
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-15d-4d
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator1216--
Health/Health Care Administration/Management3---
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other10--14
Industrial and Physical Pharmacy and Cosmetic Sciences-0--
Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling-10--
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-03-
Music Therapy/Therapist1--0
Nursing Education-2d--
Nursing Practice--29d-
Nursing Science159-10d-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist3027--
Pharmaceutical Sciences5---
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design-10-
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs-1--
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other5---
Physical Therapy/Therapist32-28-
Physician Assistant2844--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies0---
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other-6d0d0d
Rehabilitation Science-11-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1728--
Category total320172d270d18d
History, General2311--
Public/Applied History-8--
Category total2319--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Forensic Science and Technology010--
Category total010--
Legal Professions and Studies
Programs for Foreign Lawyers-3--
Category total-3170-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other41d0-0
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies9153d--
Category total50d153d-0
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General15---
Category total15---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Behavioral Sciences7d---
Mathematics and Computer Science-3--
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution---0
Category total7d3-0
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science615-1
Category total615-1
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total1099-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General725-
Chemistry, Other0---
Physics, General10---
Category total1725-
Clinical Psychology--5-
Developmental and Child Psychology-230-
Psychology, General637--
School Psychology--120
Category total6330170
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Policy Analysis, General-16-0
Category total-16-0
Social Sciences
Economics, General4---
International Relations and Affairs28---
Political Science and Government, General41---
Category total97---
Theology and Religious Vocations
Pastoral Studies/Counseling-2-0
Religious Education-2--
Religious/Sacred Music-3--
Theology/Theological Studies0516-
Category total05860
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1---
Music Performance, General2526-5
Music Theory and Composition-0--
Music, Other173--
Category total4429-5
Grand total1,29283451025
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 94
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 82
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 27
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 74
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $16,108
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $9,610
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: $2,815
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $2,041
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
2013-2014 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined47115
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/1935 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs9/1/1939 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1960 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs4/1/1994 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist5/12/1993 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/16/2001 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/6/2008 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/2002 -  Accredited
Master's program in speech-language pathology (MSLP)8/1/2015 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels4/20/2002 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language9/1/2002 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)9/1/1959 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools10/21/2006 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2013 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations104
Liquor law violations71015
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations004
Liquor law violations459
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible211
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201120122013
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible211
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate2.5%2.8%3.5%
Number in default626375
Number in repayment2,4352,2022,090
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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