University of Dubuque

Private, Four-years School Located in Dubuque, IA

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How much is the Dubuque tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Dubuque's tuition & fees is $40,065.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $52,939 when a student lives on-campus.

Dubuque Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$40,065
Books & Supplies Costs$950
On-campus Room & Board$11,024
On-campus Expenses$900
Off-campus Room & Board$11,024
Off-campus Expenses$3,790
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$44,577

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Dubuque for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $176,917 at Dubuque. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $232,836. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $114,582.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$41,665$54,360$26,510
Sophomore (2024-25)$43,330$56,845$27,883
Junior (2025-26)$45,061$59,450$29,331
Senior (2026-27)$46,861$62,180$30,858
4 Years Total$176,917$232,836$114,582
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$43,330$56,845$27,883
Sophomore (2025-26)$45,061$59,450$29,331
Junior (2026-27)$46,861$62,180$30,858
Senior (2027-28)$48,733$65,042$32,469
4 Years Total$183,984$243,518$120,540
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$45,061$59,450$29,331
Sophomore (2026-27)$46,861$62,180$30,858
Junior (2027-28)$48,733$65,042$32,469
Senior (2028-29)$50,680$68,043$34,168
4 Years Total$191,334$254,716$126,825
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$46,861$62,180$30,858
Sophomore (2027-28)$48,733$65,042$32,469
Junior (2028-29)$50,680$68,043$34,168
Senior (2029-30)$52,704$71,190$35,962
4 Years Total$198,977$266,456$133,457
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$48,733$65,042$32,469
Sophomore (2028-29)$50,680$68,043$34,168
Junior (2029-30)$52,704$71,190$35,962
Senior (2030-31)$54,809$74,491$37,855
4 Years Total$206,926$278,767$140,455

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Dubuque' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Iowa, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $25,497.
In-StateOut-of-State
University of Dubuque$40,065
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
Iowa Four-years Colleges$21,556
Public Schools$8,453$11,211
Private Schools$25,497

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Dubuque and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
University of DubuqueDubuque, IA$40,065$9,020
Western Connecticut State UniversityDanbury, CT$16,095$18,469
Lincoln Memorial UniversityHarrogate, TN$26,150$23,225
Mount Mercy UniversityCedar Rapids, IA$39,070$11,410
William Paterson University of New JerseyWayne, NJ$24,464$23,410
Post UniversityWaterbury, CT$17,100$7,054
St Catherine UniversitySaint Paul, MN$49,758$18,570
Towson UniversityTowson, MD$28,326$21,780
Naropa UniversityBoulder, CO$34,600$22,450
St. Thomas Aquinas CollegeSparkill, NY$37,720$21,050
University of North FloridaJacksonville, FL$20,793$21,930

Financial Aid and COA

At University of Dubuque, 1,433 students (90%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $26,780.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Dubuque is $26,159 for students living on-campus and $29,049 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 327 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $25,005 and the average amount of student loans is $10,291.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$52,939
COA (off-campus)$55,829
Tuition & Fees$40,065
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$12,874
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$15,764
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$26,159
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$29,049
Average Financial Aid$26,780
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship1,43390%$26,780
Pell Grants67642%$4,441
Federal Student Loan1,13871%$7,395
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid327100%-
Grants or Scholarships327100%$25,005
Federal Grants14544%$5,514
Pell Grants14544%$5,093
Other Federal Grants10131%$604
State/Local Grants4915%$6,467
Institutional Grants327100%$21,590
Student Loan Aid26781%$10,291
Federal Student Loans26480%$6,270
Other Student Loans8426%$13,005

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Dubuque's acceptance rate is 76.43%. A total of 1,905 applicants applied to and 1,456 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 335 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 23.01%.
To apply to Dubuque, 3 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Completion of college-preparatory program and Recommendations.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants1,9051,196$709
Admitted1,456919$537
Enrolled335208$127
Acceptance Rate76.43%76.84%75.74%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.01%22.63%23.65%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

University of Dubuque has a total of 1,776 students including 1,444 undergraduate and 332 graduate students. By gender, there are 1,103 male students and 898 female students attending Dubuque. The school offers online degree programs and 51 students enrolled online exclusively (2.87% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total2,001 1,103898
Undergraduate1,594 927667
Graduate407 176231

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2000 University Ave, Dubuque, IA
Phone563-589-3000
WEBwww.dbq.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered52 Programs
Graduate Program Offered6 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate85.05%
Yield23.68%
Student Population1,776
Graduation Rate39%
Transfer-out Rate35%
Retention Rate71% (Full-time), 50% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate9 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties106 (Full-time), 90 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs433 (Full-time), 98 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$53,766
Average Staff Salary$51,704