University Of Dubuque

University Of Dubuque

The University of Dubuque, established in 1852 and often abbreviated as UD, is a private, coeducational university located in Dubuque, Iowa, United States. The campus of the university is urban. The university is well known for the courses it offers in business administration, religion, philosophy, sociology, flight operations, physical education, aviation management, etc.

The academic divisions of the university include:

  • School of Business
  • School of Liberal Arts
  • School of Professional Programs
  • Theological Seminary

The sports teams of the university are called the Spartans. The official mascot of the university is the Spartan. The teams participate in intercollegiate golf, soccer, basketball, cross country, track & field, wrestling, tennis, football, softball,etc. The university also has a club sports team that participates in ice hockey.

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University of Dubuque
2000 University Ave
Dubuque , IA 52001
General Phone: (563) 589-3000

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University of Dubuque Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management88business management, business administration, accounting, marketing
Religion and Philosophy53philosophy, religion, theology, ministry
Transportation44commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Education and Teaching31education, elementary school teaching, English teaching, health teaching, math teaching, physical education teaching, science teaching, biology teaching
Computer Science and Engineering26computer and info science
Security and Law Enforcement24criminal justice and safety
Nursing and Emergency Medicine24registered nursing
Liberal Arts24Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, general studies, economics, international relations, sociology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy13health and physical education
Media11communication studies
Therapy and Counseling8psychology
Conservation and Resource Management5environmental science
Science4biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology
Law0legal studies
Art Studies0art studies
Family and Social Work0social work

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree26538
Master's degree494
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years01
Postbaccalaureate certificate01
Associate's degree05
Doctor's degree121
First-professional degree291

University of Dubuque Student Body

In 2007-2008, University of Dubuque had a total enrollment of 1,560 students (1,396 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 58%
Women 42%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 8%
First Professional 11%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 71%
Black 10%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 4%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 31%
20-21 28%
22-24 18%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

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

(International Students)3%

University of Dubuque Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %

University of Dubuque Room and Board (2007)

University of Dubuque offers campus housing for 758 of its 1,396 (full-time) students.

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

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

University of Dubuque Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal410530
SAT Math400520
ACT Verbal1623
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1823

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT17%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT87%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

University of Dubuque Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,020
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,020
Room and board $ 6,790
Room charge $ 3,340
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,450
Books and supplies $ 850
Other expenses $ 420

Financial Aid:
University of Dubuque participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 189100)

University of Dubuque Faculty

University of Dubuque has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track199
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2020

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$57,4110*
Associate professoracademic year17$56,2245$54,956
Assistant professoracademic year19$50,55317$50,199
Instructoracademic year6$44,3478$40,760
All faculty totalacademic year53$53,09330$48,475

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

University of Dubuque Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Track Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

University of Dubuque Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Marketing/Marketing Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Health Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education

Family And Social Work
Social Work

Legal Studies, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
General Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Music, General

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

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, 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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