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Dominican University of California – Tuition & Success Analysis

San Rafael, CA

Dominican University of California – Snapshot


Four-Year Private University

Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,374

Average annual cost of attendance: $32,091

(National Median: $15,523)

Median student debt for loan recipients: $27,000

Campus Setting: Small City

Religious Affiliation: None

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Dominican University of California Tuition based on Family Income


For a family income of $0 to $30,000 the average cost is $25,880

For a family income of $30,001 to $48,000 the average cost is $27,853

For a family income of $48,001 to $75,000  the average cost is $30,366

For a family income of $75,001 to $110,000  the average cost is $32,199

For a family income above $110,000 the average cost is $37,086


The “average cost” shown here is a NET cost and reflects the tuition cost after financial aid is taken into account, as reported by Dominican University of California. This average is based on the students who receive grant or scholarship aid. In-state tuition is used for public schools.

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Dominican University of California Graduate Success


Graduation rate: 68%

(National Median: 49%)

Students returning after first year: 85%

(National Median: 68%)

Median annual earnings (10 years after first attending): $55,600

(National Median: $33,028. The salary data measures salaries of students who received federal student aid. The Salary data does not break down earnings or graduation rates by major, or by state—an important consideration, since salaries can vary widely depending on geographical region. )

Percentage earning above a high school graduate (6 years after first enrolled): 72%

Dominican University of California Admissions

Dominican University of California Acceptance Rate: 78%


Half of the recent accepted students had test scores in the range of:

SAT Math: 468 to 560

SAT Critical Reading: 450 to 563

SAT Writing: 470 to 550

ACT English: 20 to 25

ACT Math: 19 to 25

ACT Writing: 7 to 8

Twenty-five percent of students accepted to Dominican University of California actually performed better than the range reported above.  Another twenty-five percent had scores below the reported range.

Dominican University of California Student Debt


Percentage of students awarded Pell Grants: 30%

Percentage of students receiving federal student loans: 66%

Typical student debt: $27,000

Typical monthly loan payment: $287

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Majors at Dominican University of California


These are the most popular areas of study offered at Dominican University of California:

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences – 11%
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services – 17%
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs – 5%
  • Education – 3%
  • English Language and Literature/Letters – 1%
  • Health Professions and Related Programs – 37%
  • History – 1%
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities – 5%
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies – 2%
  • Physical Sciences – 1%
  • Psychology – 8%
  • Social Sciences – 3%
  • Visual and Performing Arts – 4%

For more information about the various majors at Dominican University of California, visit their website.

Dominican University of California Diversity


Overall Composition at Dominican University of California

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Dominican University of California full time:  89%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who attend Dominican University of California part time:  11%

Percentage of Undergraduate Students who are twenty-five years old, or older at Dominican University of California:  20%

Racial Diversity Composition

American Indian/Alaska Native: 1%

Asian: 23%

Black: 5%

Hispanic: 20%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Two or more races: 7%

Unknown: 7%

White: 34%

Dominican University of California Success Ratios

TUN ratios to help compare schools


Earnings to Debt Ratio: 2.1

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median federal debt of borrowers who graduated. TUN found an average of 2.5 based on data of 3,210 schools.

Earnings to Tuition Ratio: 1.7

The median earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the average annual cost of attendance that financial aid recipients incurred.  TUN found an average of 3.0 based on data of 3,337 schools.

Monthly Liquidity Ratio: 16.1

The median monthly gross earnings 10 years after start of attending school divided by the median monthly debt payment that borrowers who graduated experience with a 10-year repayment schedule. TUN found an average of 19.3 based on data of 3,210 schools.