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IPEDS ID: 202480
OPE ID: 00312700
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University of Dayton
300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469
General information:  (937) 229-1000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Campus setting:  City: Midsize
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  10,835 (7,975 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Net Price
Mission Statement
  The University of Dayton is a comprehensive Catholic university, a diverse community committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and to linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service.
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, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
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
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty550365
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-221
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$29,930$31,640$33,400$35,8007.2%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$8,660$9,950$10,350$11,49011.0%
Off Campus
Room and board---$2,500 -
Other---$1,250 -
Off Campus with Family
Other---$1,250 -
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$41,090$44,090$46,250$49,5407.1%
Off Campus$30,930$32,640$34,400$40,55017.9%
Off Campus with Family$30,930$32,640$34,400$38,05010.6%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee planX
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition planX
  • Beginning Fall 2013, we offer all first-year, first-time undergraduates a fixed net-tuition plan. Under this plan, the net tuition the student pays the first year is the same they pay in their senior year. The fixed net-tuition is effective for up to eight semesters. There are no fees or hidden expenses.
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 aid12,00798%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,98697%$31,446,691$15,834
Federal grants26213%$1,236,691$4,720
Pell grants25012%$983,656$3,935
Other federal grants22111%$253,035$1,145
State/local government grant or scholarships1246%$247,060$1,992
Institutional grants or scholarships1,98397%$29,962,940$15,110
Student loan aid1,73485%$17,388,014$10,028
Federal student loans1,73184%$13,796,121$7,970
Other student loans20510%$3,591,893$17,521
  • 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 aid17,34291%$103,220,019$14,059
Pell grants95512%$3,656,589$3,829
Federal student loans5,46168%$27,647,710$5,063
  • 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$26,127$29,165$30,416
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$16,440$21,520$21,408
$30,001 – $48,000$17,813$22,835$23,161
$48,001 – $75,000$23,105$26,881$27,929
$75,001 – $110,000$26,678$28,965$30,226
$110,001 and more$28,096$30,631$32,771
  • 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 enrollment10,835
Undergraduate enrollment7,975
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment133
Graduate enrollment2,860
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 3%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 81%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 9%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 97%
25 and over: 3%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 46%
Out-of-state: 46%
Foreign countries: 8%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 68%
Part-time: 32%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 99%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 19%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 74%
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants15,7197,8987,821
Percent admitted53%51%55%
Percent admitted who enrolled21%22%20%
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 Reading490600
SAT Math530630
SAT Writing500590
ACT Composite2429
ACT English2429
ACT Math2328
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: 89%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
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: 77%
(*) 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: 58%
6-year: 74%
8-year: 75%
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 60%
6-year: 77%
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: 75%
Female: 78%
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%
Asian: 57%
Black or African American: 60%
Hispanic/Latino: 60%
White: 79%
Two or more races: 67%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 66%
Non-resident alien: 58%
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 byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • 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
American/United States Studies/Civilization0--
Women's Studies2--
Category total2--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6144
Environmental Biology4--
Exercise Physiology7--
Category total9044
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General-119-
Business/Managerial Economics8--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies48--
Finance, General81--
International Business/Trade/Commerce11--
Management Information Systems, General16--
Management Science-1-
Marketing/Marketing Management, General105--
Operations Management and Supervision20--
Organizational Leadership17--
Category total383120-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Organizational Communication, General-1-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1293-
Category total1294-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General4--
Computer Science84-
Category total124-
Art Teacher Education21-
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-8-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-56-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching4820d-
Education, Other109-
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-122d10
Educational/Instructional Technology-7d-
Foreign Language Teacher Education1--
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-9-
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching364-
Mathematics Teacher Education-1-
Music Teacher Education64-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0--
Reading Teacher Education-15d-
Secondary Education and Teaching329-
Special Education and Teaching, General2719-
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels-4-
Category total162288d10
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering-101
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering-1-
Chemical Engineering5817-
Civil Engineering, General3711-
Computer Engineering, General9--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering28446
Engineering Mechanics-0-
Engineering, Other-18-
Laser and Optical Engineering-141
Manufacturing Engineering-38d-
Materials Engineering-264
Mechanical Engineering103373
Category total235216d15
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician2--
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician23--
Industrial Technology/Technician15--
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician4--
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician38--
Category total82--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General2914-
Category total2914-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General1--
Human Nutrition4--
Category total5--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General1--
French Language and Literature1--
German Language and Literature2--
Spanish Language and Literature10--
Category total14--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Music Therapy/Therapist7--
Physical Therapy/Therapist--33
Pre-Dentistry Studies9--
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies46--
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies30--
Category total103-33
History, General12--
Category total12--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies25--
Category total25--
Legal Professions and Studies
Intellectual Property Law-6-
Pre-Law Studies0--
Category total06146
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies25--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other0--
Category total25--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-10-
Financial Mathematics-22-
Mathematics, General6--
Category total632-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies23--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other06-
Category total236-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science12-
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management301-
Category total313-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies7--
Category total21--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General63-
Geology/Earth Science, General4--
Physics, General5--
Physics, Other0--
Category total153-
Clinical Psychology-9-
Community Psychology-62-
Psychology, General1004-
School Psychology-17-
Category total10092-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration-15-
Category total-15-
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development4--
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics4--
Economics, General4--
Political Science and Government, General46--
Category total67--
Theology and Religious Vocations
Pastoral Studies/Counseling-5-
Theology/Theological Studies-211
Category total-261
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation6--
Art/Art Studies, General3--
Design and Visual Communications, General21--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Fine/Studio Arts, General4--
Music Performance, General3--
Music Theory and Composition1--
Music, General4--
Category total51--
Grand total1,622833209
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AA MenWomen
All Track Combined112
Track and Field, X-Country19
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1928 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
Didactic Program in Dietetics4/1/1979 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1975 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist4/26/2006 -  Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs(!)10/1/2005 -  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(!)9/1/1970 -  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 schools1/1/1954 -  Accredited
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2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession102
Drug law violations13429
Liquor law violations754930
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations8242
Liquor law violations4134
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible997
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault535
Motor vehicle theft021
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible797
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault203
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 Year201120102009
Default rate2.0%3.2%2.4%
Number in default446344
Number in repayment2,1301,9431,823
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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