Quincy University

Quincy University

Quincy University or QU was established because of the initiative taken by the Franciscan friars who felt the need to educate the German-speaking population. The College was established in 1860 as the St. Francis Solanus College in Quincy, Illinois. Its name was changed in 1917 to Quincy College and Seminary. In 1932 women were first seen on the college campus. Again in 1970 the college was rechristened and given its present name when the seminary was closed. Approximately 1,100 students enroll in the college.

The College offers courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. At an undergraduate level, the college provides contemporary liberal arts education. The graduate level courses include an MBA degree, a Masters of Science in Education as well as a Masters of Theology degree.

QU hosts a number of men's and woman's sports teams which compete in NCAA division II. The teams, which participate in basketball, soccer, football and tennis, are also a part of the Great Lakes Valley Conference.

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Quincy University
1800 College Ave
Quincy , IL 62301-2699
General Phone: (217) 228-5432

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Quincy University Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management95business management, accounting, finance, management science, marketing
Education and Teaching64education, special ed, elementary school teaching, art education, music teaching, physical education teaching
Liberal Arts29sign language translation, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, peace and conflict resolution, political science, sociology, history
Nursing and Emergency Medicine20registered nursing
Science16biology, chemistry
Media15broadcast journalism, communication and journalism
Therapy and Counseling13psychology
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and safety
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Computer Science and Engineering6information science, computer science
Photography and Commercial Art4commercial art
Family and Social Work3social work, social service professions
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, philosophy and religious studies, theology, theological and ministerial studies
Transportation2commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Music1music, music management
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science
Art Studies0art studies, arts management

Number of programs and degrees for Quincy University in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree21546
Master's degree743
Associate's degree31
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01

Quincy University Student Body

In 2007-2008, Quincy University had a total enrollment of 1,323 students (1,180 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 56%
Women 44%
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 68%
Graduate 32%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 5%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
Unknown 25%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 26%
20-21 26%
22-24 17%
25-29 8%
30-34 6%
35-39 4%
40-49 5%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Quincy University Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 100 %

Quincy University Room and Board (2007)

Quincy University offers campus housing for 813 of its 1,180 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Quincy, Illinois for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Illinois Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Quincy University Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal450530
SAT Math440580
ACT Verbal1825
ACT Math1825
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordnot required
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT7%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT93%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Quincy University Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,790
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,790
Room and board $ 7,900
Room charge $ 4,240
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,520
Books and supplies $ 1,250
Other expenses $ 2,560

Financial Aid:
Quincy University participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 174500)

Quincy University Faculty

Quincy University has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track117
Non-tenured and not on tenure track77

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year12$54,2081*
Associate professoracademic year5$48,3454$56,928
Assistant professoracademic year13$40,9657$41,387
Instructoracademic year3$30,5973$31,735
No academic rankacademic year1*0*
All faculty totalacademic year34$45,64615$44,109

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Quincy University Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Mid-States Football Association
Basketball Great Lakes Valley Conference
Baseball Great Lakes Valley Conference

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports4768115

Quincy University Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Finance, General
Management Science, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

Mathematics, General

Broadcast Journalism
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Religion And Philosophy
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
Theology/Theological Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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