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Facts About Dillard University
Founded: 1869
Four-year, liberal arts school
Historically Black (HBCU)
Religious affiliations: United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church
Founding member institution of the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
Ranked No. 13 among all HBCUs in 2014 U.S. News and World Report's Best College Rankings
Ranked in the top 60 among all liberal arts colleges by Washington Monthly in 2013

About Our Academic Program, Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC): B.A., B.S., B.S.N.
Accredited: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
Academic Majors: 21
Colleges: College of Arts and Sciences; College of Business; College of General Studies
Schools: Nursing; Public Health; Accounting and Financial Economics; Business Administration; Humanities; Social Sciences; Science, Technology, and Mathematics (STEM); and Mass Communication

About Our Students (Fall 2014)
Enrollment: 1,200
Full-Time Equivalent (FTE): 1,158
Student Receiving Financial Aid: 94%
Graduates: 186

Student Classification
First-time Entering Freshmen: 325
Advanced Freshmen: 65
Sophomores: 232
Juniors: 216
Seniors: 254
Transfers: 51
Other: 57

Student Gender
Female: 871 (73%)
Male: 329 (27%)

Racial/Ethnic Distribution
African American: 93%
Caucasian: .3%
Non-Resident Alien/Intl Students: 2.4%
Hispanic: .5%
Asian/ Pacific Islander: 0%
Two or More Races: .8%
Unknown: 4%

About Our Faculty and Instruction (2014-2015)
 Full-time: 65 (52%)
Part-time 61 (48%)
Female: 51%
Male: 49%
Full-time Faculty with terminal degree: 69%
Black: 65%
White: 19%
Asian: 5%
Hispanic: 2%
Unknown: 9%
Student to Teacher ratio: 14:1

About Our Costs
Tuition: $15,038/year
Campus Housing (Average): $8,868 average

About Student Life
Mascot: Bleu Devil
Alma Mater: Fair Dillard
Intercollegiate Athletics: Men & Women's Basketball, Cross Country, and Track & Field; Women's Volleyball
Active Organizations: 29
Greek Chapters: 6

Admissions Profile Fall 2014
First-Time Freshmen: 325
First-time Full-time degree seeking students: 325
Transfer students: 51

ACT Scores (Mean)
Composite: 18.8
English: 18.9
Math: 18.0
Top 10 Degree Programs By Headcount
Biology: 149 Public Health: 138 Pre-Nursing: 156 Nursing: 95 Business Administration: 88
Psychology: 87 Mass Communication: 70 Sociology: 55 Music: 34 Political Science: 33

Student Characteristics Housing
Students living on campus: 44%
First-time first-year students who live on campus: 44%
Students from Louisiana: 65%
Students from out-of-state: 35%
Students age 23 or older: 17%

Facts and Figures, Student Enrollment

Fall 2014 Enrollment

Fall 2013 Enrollment
Fall 2012 Enrollment

Fall 2011 Enrollment
Fall 2010 Enrollment
Fall 2009 Enrollment
Fall 2008 Enrollment
Fall 2007 Enrollment

Degrees Awarded

Degrees 2013-14
Degrees 2012-13
Degrees 2011-12
Degrees 2010-11
Degrees 2009-10
Degrees 2008-9
Degrees 2007-8
Degrees 2006-7

Graduation and Retention Rates



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