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OPE ID: 00386300
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Marquette University
1250 W Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233
General information:  (414) 288-7710
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:  11,782 (8,365 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral/Research Universities
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
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty668537
Research and public service311
Total graduate assistants-439
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 year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$30,462$31,822$33,244$34,6404.2%
Books and supplies$900$960$960$1,0085.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,890$10,340$10,420$10,7303.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$10,970$11,300$11,300$11,4761.6%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$43,509$45,381$46,897$48,6693.8%
Off Campus$46,132$48,462$50,144$51,7643.2%
Off Campus with Family$35,162$37,162$38,844$40,2883.7%
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  • The estimated price does not include room and board, books and supplies, &c. (where applicable) and is based on previous years' tuition and fees data. Tuition and fees may vary by program. Please contact this institution for detailed price information.
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
  • Last year 99% of Marquette's freshmen received financial aid. Aid awarded includes scholarships, grants, low-interest loans, and student employment.
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
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 aid11,927100%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,926100%$29,331,902$15,229
Federal grants32717%$1,596,931$4,884
Pell grants32617%$1,325,381$4,066
Other federal grants31216%$271,550$870
State/local government grant or scholarships27014%$778,360$2,883
Institutional grants or scholarships1,926100%$26,956,611$13,996
Student loan aid99151%$8,456,071$8,533
Federal student loans97951%$5,880,175$6,006
Other student loans1548%$2,575,896$16,727
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • In 2012-13, the average aid package awarded to full-time, first-time freshmen who received any financial aid (excluding loans) is $16,305 (with loans, it is $20,693). Students awarded institutional grants and/or scholarships can expect their awards to remain the same throughout their 4 years of undergraduate study, assuming their financial need remains the same and they reapply for aid on time.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid17,86995%$111,479,726$14,167
Pell grants1,40117%$5,554,191$3,964
Federal student loans4,21351%$30,813,714$7,314
  • 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$29,280$30,452$31,413
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$17,294$19,219$18,795
$30,001 – $48,000$20,796$19,995$20,821
$48,001 – $75,000$25,901$27,443$26,219
$75,001 – $110,000$29,144$29,379$30,575
$110,001 and more$32,112$33,301$34,030
  • 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 2013
Total enrollment11,782
Undergraduate enrollment8,365
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment142
Graduate enrollment3,417
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 96%
Part-time: 4%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 48%
Female: 52%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 5%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 9%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 74%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 29%
Out-of-state: 68%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 62%
Part-time: 38%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 98%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 2%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 96%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants23,43210,86512,567
Percent admitted57%56%59%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%15%14%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
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 2013 (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 Reading520630
SAT Math550650
SAT Writing520630
ACT Composite2529
ACT English2430
ACT Math2429
ACT Writing89
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: 91%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
  • Interpret data with caution due to small cohort. The first-time, part-time cohort consisted of 1 student, who did not return for the Fall 2013 semester.
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, 89 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
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 2005]
4-year: 61%
6-year: 81%
8-year: 82%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 57%
6-year: 78%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2005 or Fall 2007
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: 76%
Female: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 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: 80%
Asian: 75%
Black or African American: 62%
Hispanic/Latino: 74%
White: 80%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 78%
Non-resident alien: 61%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
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.
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology17---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2214-
Biomedical Sciences, General135---
Physiology, General11---
Category total18544-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General12124--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other27---
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-21--
Business/Managerial Economics26---
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies5--3
Finance, General70---
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General1118--
International Business/Trade/Commerce0---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General97---
Organizational Leadership619-6d
Real Estate3---
Category total357231-9d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other17---
Communication, General-18--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other42--6
Public Relations/Image Management50---
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication, Other43---
Category total22618-6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other-0--
Computer and Information Sciences, General718d--
Information Technology29---
Category total3618d--
Chemistry Teacher Education0---
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-14--
Curriculum and Instruction---3
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other---9
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-494-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision---1
Elementary Education and Teaching39--1
Foreign Language Teacher Education-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education0---
Reading Teacher Education---2
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education0---
Secondary Education and Teaching53--1
Superintendency and Educational System Administration---1
Category total9263418
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering43109-
Civil Engineering, General53125-
Civil Engineering, Other---1
Computer Engineering, General12---
Construction Engineering5---
Electrical and Electronics Engineering12---
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering, Other17152-
Engineering, Other-3-0
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering4---
Mechanical Engineering4771-
Category total19347171
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Engineering/Industrial Management-6--
Category total-6--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General17135-
Writing, General37---
Category total54135-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0---
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-6--
French Language and Literature3---
German Language and Literature1---
Spanish Language and Literature9---
Category total136--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing---0
Advanced General Dentistry---4
Athletic Training/Trainer13---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist36---
Blood Bank Technology Specialist-2--
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist13---
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other---0
Dental Clinical Sciences, General-12--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other42---
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-22--
Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery---0
Nursing Practice--4-
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing---2
Physical Therapy/Therapist--60-
Physician Assistant-47--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse87713-
Rehabilitation Science-1--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-23--
Category total1911781456
History, General4053-
History, Other5---
Category total4553-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration---3d
Category total---3d
Legal Professions and Studies
Category total--234-
Mathematics and Statistics
Computational Mathematics3---
Mathematics, General8---
Category total11---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Dispute Resolution-2-5
Mathematics and Computer Science-103-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other38-1-
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution0---
Category total381245
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management---4
Category total---4
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Christian Studies-0d--
Religion/Religious Studies--13-
Category total106d15-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General916-
Physics, General7---
Category total1616-
Clinical Psychology-57-
Counseling Psychology--4-
Educational Psychology--1-
Psychology, General97---
Category total97512-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-19--
Social Work, Other30---
Category total3019--
Social Sciences
Applied Economics-24--
Economics, General17---
International Relations and Affairs-10--
Political Science and Government, General665--
Category total14639--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Theology/Theological Studies45--
Category total45--
Visual and Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General4---
Category total4---
Grand total1,74867644952
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined10085
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission1/1/1922 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program(!)12/1/1951 -  Accredited
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program5/1/1964 -  Accredited
Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education
Nurse Midwifery (MIDWF) - Basic certificate and graduate nurse-midwifery education programs for registered nurses5/7/1993 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1925 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)(!)7/1/1952 - 1/1/2005Resigned
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Prosthodontics (including maxillofacial prosthetics and combined prosthodontics/maxillofacial prosthetics)12/9/1966 -  Accredited
Endodontics5/5/1977 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist6/1/1956 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs11/29/2000 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs1/15/2002 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs4/10/1972 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels9/25/1999 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels9/25/1999 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs(!)3/1/2011 -  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 schools1/1/1961 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession111
Drug law violations376135
Liquor law violations101715
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations335935
Liquor law violations41010
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible3107
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault147
Motor vehicle theft120
  • For 2011, Line c was changed from 9 to 10 because the incident was reported after the 2011 data collection had closed.
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible376
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault012
Motor vehicle theft000
  • For 2011, Line c was changed from 6 to 7 because the incident was reported after the 2011 data collection had closed.
  • (!) 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 Year201120102009
Default rate2.5%3.6%1.9%
Number in default516836
Number in repayment1,9881,8601,814
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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