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Dominican Demographics & Diversity

River Forest, Illinois

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Dominican are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 62% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Dominican University has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Dominican University students
Race Percent of Students
White 38%
Black 7%
Hispanic 48%
Asian 3%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 1%
International 3%
Race Unknown 1%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 148% more female students than male students enrolled at Dominican University with a gender ratio of 71% women to 29% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Dominican has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of males.

Male to female gender ratio for Dominican University students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 29%
Women 71%
Enrollment by gender for Dominican University students
Gender Number of Students
Men 860
Women 2,130

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Dominican serves a very low number of students outside of Illinois, with 91 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Dominican University students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 91%
Out of State 9%
Foreign 0%
Unknown Location 0%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$69,994 per year

55% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 11.4%
Part time Undergrads 7.6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=148496 IPEDS survey data for Dominican University.