Facts & Statistics

Basic Facts

Year Founded: 1914

Founders: William H. Dunwoody; Kate L. Dunwoody

Initial Endowment: In his Last Will & Testament, William H. Dunwoody left three million dollars to establish Dunwoody. When Kate died in 1915, she left an additional $1.5 million to support the College.

Location: The College is located on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis in the Lowry Hill neighborhood. Its’ address is: 818 Dunwoody Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55403.

Alumni: Dunwoody has educated more than 250,000 men and women in its more than 100-year history.

Degrees Offered: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.; two-year degree); Bachelor of Science (B.S.; four-year degree); certificate options (exact length varies by program; most are a year or less in length)

Accreditation: Dunwoody is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC):  http://www.ncahlc.org/


Dunwoody Statistical Overview For Academic Year 2015-2016

Enrollment, Unduplicated Total1,402
Students of Color264 (19%)
Women200 (14%)
Annual Retention Rate*81%
Graduation Rate
Graduation Rate**51%
Placement Rate
Placement Rate for Fall 2015***99%
Number of Faculty142
Full Time79
Part Time63
Student to Faculty Ratio10:1
Student Profile
Average Age Group26
Students with Previous Post-Secondary Experience 52%
Pell Grant Info
Pell Grant Graduation Rate32%
Pell Grant Retention Rate38%

*The Annual Retention Rate reflects student retention for an academic year.

**This graduation rate reflects the percentage of full time, first time degree seeking/certificate undergraduate students who completed their program within 150 percent of the normal time of completion.  The percentage provided is based upon the IPEDS Graduation Rate definition for the 04-05 Cohort.

*** Placement rates are calculated 6 months post-graduation