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IPEDS ID: 190770
OPE ID: 00266700
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Dowling College
150 Idle Hour Blvd, Oakdale, New York 11769-1999
General information:  (631) 244-3000
Website:  www.dowling.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  3,706 (2,540 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  17 to 1
AdmissionsWWW.DOWLING.EDU/admissions/
Apply OnlineWWW.DOWLING.EDU
Financial AidWWW.DOWLING.EDU/fin_aid/
Net Price Calculatorwww.dowling.edu/fin_aid/
Mission Statement
  Dowling College is an independent comprehensive educational institution in the liberal arts tradition whose mission is to provide our students with a well-rounded education based upon innovative teaching, informed and engaging research, and a commitment to democratic citizenship with a community service component. We foster an open and supportive learning environment that is based upon collaboration between a committed and supportive expert faculty and a student body diverse in its interests, beliefs, culture, ethnicity, and geographic origin. We recognize learning as a lifetime endeavor, particularly as it relates to globalization. The college upholds its educational mission through teaching, learning and research in the arts, sciences and professions such as education, business and aviation, and by providing members of the community and Dowling alumni with opportunities for continuing education.
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
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
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, 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
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty106386
Instructional106386
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
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$24,880$25,908$27,124$28,3904.7%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$10,770$10,850$10,770$10,7700.0%
Other$1,842$1,842$3,802$3,8020.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$13,932$13,932$13,932$13,9320.0%
Other$4,821$4,821$6,302$6,3020.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,821$4,821$6,302$6,3020.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$38,492$39,600$42,696$43,9623.0%
Off Campus$44,633$45,661$48,358$49,6242.6%
Off Campus with Family$30,701$31,729$34,426$35,6923.7%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$18,522
Fees$956
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 aid134993%————
Grant or scholarship aid34793%$5,377,254$15,496
Federal grants17848%$903,356$5,075
Pell grants16845%$766,692$4,564
Other federal grants7620%$136,664$1,798
State/local government grant or scholarships20053%$732,393$3,662
Institutional grants or scholarships33790%$3,741,505$11,102
Student loan aid25969%$1,584,640$6,118
Federal student loans25568%$1,460,769$5,729
Other student loans133%$123,871$9,529
  • 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 aid11,75169%$23,547,981$13,448
Pell grants76830%$3,308,557$4,308
Federal student loans1,37854%$10,262,484$7,447
  • 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.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$21,319$21,506$23,799
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$22,974$20,154$20,762
$30,001 – $48,000$24,307$20,660$23,778
$48,001 – $75,000$26,468$20,766$21,169
$75,001 – $110,000$26,772$24,916$25,044
$110,001 and more$27,731$25,660$29,958
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  • 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 2012
Total enrollment3,706
Undergraduate enrollment2,540
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment211
Graduate enrollment1,166
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 71%
Part-time: 29%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 2%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 8%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 52%
Two or more races: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 25%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 82%
25 and over: 17%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 86%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 11%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 34%
Part-time: 66%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 2%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 70%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 15%
Enrolled in some distance education: 27%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 58%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $35
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants2,6751,2801,395
Percent admitted78%76%81%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%20%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
RecommendationsX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Other Test (Wonderlic,WISC-III,etc)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
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: 65%
Part-time students: 8%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
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, 37 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2012.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 34%
Transfer-out rate: 39%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
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:
4-year: 19%
6-year: 39%
8-year: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
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: 30%
Female: 38%
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: 100%
Black or African American: 23%
Hispanic/Latino: 36%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 22%
White: 37%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 49%
Non-resident alien: 19%
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
Certificate
  • 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
Biology/Biological Sciences, General17---
Ecology1---
Medical Microbiology and Bacteriology-3--
Category total183--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting34---
Business Administration and Management, General51d145d-0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other04-9d
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other-0-0
Finance, General1355-1
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General---2d
International Business/Trade/Commerce1---
Marketing/Marketing Management, General16---
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General0d---
Tourism and Travel Services Management0---
Category total115d204d-12d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric13---
Category total13---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0---
Computer and Information Sciences, General5--0
Category total5--0
Education
Early Childhood Education and Teaching80--
Education, Other---4
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--335
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision---34
Elementary Education and Teaching825--
English/Language Arts Teacher Education0---
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching-0--
Mathematics Teacher Education0---
Music Teacher Education0---
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching26---
Reading Teacher Education-28--
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education-0--
Secondary Education and Teaching-43--
Special Education and Teaching, General72103--
Technology Teacher Education/Industrial Arts Teacher Education---2
Category total1141993345
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering0---
Engineering, Other0---
Category total0---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General14---
Rhetoric and Composition0---
Category total14---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1---
Category total1---
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other0--0
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management-21-3d
Category total021-3d
History
History, General5---
Category total5---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies251--
Category total251--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General1---
Mathematics and Statistics, Other2---
Mathematics, General6---
Category total9---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences0---
Gerontology0---
Category total0---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management14---
Category total14---
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy0---
Category total0---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General2---
Geology/Earth Science, General3---
Physical Sciences, Other4---
Category total9---
Psychology
Psychology, General45---
Category total45---
Social Sciences
Economics, General0---
Political Science and Government, General4---
Social Sciences, General17---
Sociology15---
Category total36---
Transportation and Materials Moving
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General9---
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations508d--
Transportation and Materials Moving, Other00--
Category total598d--
Visual and Performing Arts
Commercial and Advertising Art8---
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other3---
Music, General1---
Category total12---
Grand total4944363360
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division II (without football) MenWomen
Baseball35
Basketball1614
Golf11
Lacrosse4625
Rowing13
Soccer3525
Softball20
Tennis116
Track and Field, X-Country85
Volleyball14
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1971 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
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 schools10/22/2004 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault010
Burglary602
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary602
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) 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 http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate8.6%7.1%
Number in default12096
Number in repayment1,3901,350
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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