University of Denver

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$55,260
3.02% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$42,423
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
0.729%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
77.7%
19,342 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
13,734
62.9% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
77.5%
1,065 Graduates

About

University of Denver is a higher education institution located in Denver County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Masters Degree concentrations at University of Denver were Social Work (574 degrees awarded), General Business (266 degrees), and Non-Profit, Public, & Organizational Management (137 degrees).

In 2022, 5,363 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of Denver. 62.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (3,591 degrees), 5.23 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (687 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of Denver is $55,260, which is $25,110 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

About the photo: A pond glimmers in front of Mary Reed Hall at University of Denver (DU).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of Denver is $55,260, which is $25,110 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $42,423.

In 2022, 91% of undergraduate students attending University of Denver received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 32% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$55,260
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of Denver was $55,260. The cost of tuition at University of Denver is $25,110 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$42,423
2022 Value
6.13%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of Denver had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $42,423. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of Denver grew by 6.13%.

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Other Student Expenses

$14,674
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of Denver was of $14,674 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 9.34% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

91%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
32%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

91% of undergraduate students at University of Denver received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.41% with respect to 2021, when 88% 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.
0.729%
2019 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of Denver was 0.729%, which represents 18 out of the 2470 total borrowers.

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Admissions

University of Denver received 19,342 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 14.8% annual growth. Out of those 19,342 applicants, 15,024 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 77.7% acceptance rate.

There were 13,734 students enrolled at University of Denver in 2022. 27% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

University of Denver has an overall enrollment yield of 10.9%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

77.7%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
15,024
Accepted Out of 19,342

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of University of Denver was 77.7% (15,024 admissions from 19,342 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 63.6%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 14.8%, while admissions grew by 4.04%..

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SAT Scores

27%
Submission Percentage (2022)
444
Scores Submitted (2022)

27% of enrolled first-time students at University of Denver in 2022 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

University of Denver had a total enrollment of 13,734 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of Denver is 8,637 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,097. This means that 62.9% of students enrolled at University of Denver are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of Denver, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.8% White, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.13% Two or More Races, 4.54% Black or African American, 4.34% Asian, 0.502% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of Denver in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37.1%), followed by White Male (31.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.31%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (47.7%), followed by White Male (17.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.66%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

62.9%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of Denver in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13,734 students. The full-time enrollment at University of Denver is 8,637 and the part-time enrollment is 5,097. This means that 62.9% of students enrolled at University of Denver are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2022 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 University of Denver was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), University of Denver had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,906 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,872 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    705 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of Denver is 64.8% White, 13.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.13% Two or More Races, 4.54% Black or African American, 4.34% Asian, 0.502% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.109% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% 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, 281 students (2.05%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,321 more women than men received degrees from University of Denver. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of Denver is white (3,591 degrees awarded). There were 5.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (687 degrees).

The most common Masters Degree concentration at University of Denver is Social Work (574 degrees awarded), followed by General Business (266 degrees) and Non-Profit, Public, & Organizational Management (137 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of Denver, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (93 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (629 degrees), and Legal (311 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Denver are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (396,640 people), Other managers (284,111 people), Social workers, all other (210,204 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (208,905 people), and Postsecondary teachers (161,260 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Denver in 2022 are Library Science (93 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (629 degrees), Legal (311 degrees), Social Sciences (511 degrees), and English (124 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 University of Denver are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of Denver are Library Science (93 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (629 degrees), Legal (311 degrees), Social Sciences (511 degrees), and English (124 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of Denver are Elementary & secondary schools (527,758 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (363,572 people), Legal services (328,572 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (213,299 people), and Computer Systems Design (211,153 people).

The most specialized majors at University of Denver are Library Science (93 degrees awarded), Public Administration and Social Service (629 degrees), Legal (311 degrees), Social Sciences (511 degrees), and English (124 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of Denver.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 574 degrees awarded
  2. 266 degrees awarded
  3. 137 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common masters degree concentration at University of Denver was Social Work with 574 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

2,021
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
3,342
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 2,021 degrees were awarded to men at University of Denver, which is 0.605 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (3,342).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 200 degrees were awarded to men at University of Denver in General Business, which is 1.5 times more than the 133 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 522 degrees were awarded to men at University of Denver in Social Work, which is 6.87 times more than the 76 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

67%
100% Completion Time
75%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 67% of students graduating from University of Denver completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 75% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 77% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of Denver is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 1.03% of graduates (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    3,591 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    687 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    250 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of Denver is white (3,591 degrees awarded). There were 5.23 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (687 degrees).

1.81% of degree recipients (97 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    2,247 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    1,344 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    448 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of Denver is white female (2,247 degrees awarded). There were 1.67 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (1344 degrees).

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Operations

University of Denver has an endowment valued at nearly $990M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−5.61%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, University of Denver had a total salary expenditure of 545M. University of Denver employs 227 Professors, 196 Lecturers and 193 Associate professors. Most academics at University of Denver are Male Professor (140), Female Lecturer (114), and Female Associate professor (102).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Denver are: Business and Financial Operations, with 534 employees, Management, with 293 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 169 employees.

Endowment

$990M
2022 Endowment
4.75%
decline from 2021

University of Denver has an endowment valued at about $990M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of Denver declined 4.75% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $617M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$262M
2022 Salaries
6.19%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of Denver paid a median of $262M in salaries, which represents 48.2% of their overall expenditure ($545M) and a 6.19% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$84.3M
Instructional Salaries
772
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of Denver paid a total of $84.3M to 772 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
227 Employees
Business and Financial Operations
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
534 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of Denver were Professor with 227 employees, Lecturer with 196 employees, and Associate professor with 193 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of Denver were Business and Financial Operations with 534 employees, Management with 293 employees, and Computer, Engineering, and Science with 169 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Lecturer
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of Denver was Male Professor with 140 employees, Female Lecturer with 114 employees, and Female Associate professor with 102 employees.

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

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