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 Total 1402
Students of Color 264 (19%)
Women 200 (14%)
Annual Retention Rate* 81%
Graduation Rate
Graduation Rate** 51%
Placement Rate
Placement Rate for Fall 2015*** 99%
Number of Faculty 142
         Full Time 79
         Part Time 63
Student to Faculty Ratio 10:1
Average Student Age 26
Students with Previous Post-Secondary Experience  52%


*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 Fall 2010 Cohort.

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