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).


Dunwoody Statistical Overview For Academic Year 2016-2017

Enrollment, Unduplicated Total1,502
Male1267 (84.4%)
Female235 (15.6%)
Self-identified as a Student of Color313 (21.04%)
2 or more70 (4.66%)
American Indian/Alaska Native6 (0.60%)
Asian101 (6.72%)
Black/African American88 (5.86%)
Hispanic41 (2.73%)
White1122 (74.70%)
Unknown67 (4.46%)
Annual Retention Rate*70.75%
Placement Rate
Career Services Placement Rate for 2015-16**
Note that placement rates for individual programs/majors can be found on their individual academic info pages. Click here for the list of degree programs.
Number of Faculty142
Full Time79
Part Time63
Student to Faculty Ratio11:1
Student Profile
Average Age27
Students with Previous Post-Secondary Experience 59.32%
Financial Aid Profile
Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant596
Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant236
Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan322

Dunwoody Graduation & Transfer Rates

IPEDS Graduation Rates: 2010 (cohort includes only full-time, first-time degree/certificate students)
Graduation Rate51%
Transfer-Out Rate1%
Male Student Graduation Rate53%
Male Student Transfer-Out Rate1%
Female Student Graduation Rate31%
Female Student Transfer-Out Rate0%
Four-Year Average Graduation Rate45%
Four-Year Average Transfer-Out Rate1%
Male Bachelor Degree Students Graduation Rate0%
Female Bachelor Degree Students Graduation Rate67%
Overall Graduation Rates: 2013-14 (cohort includes all students)
Graduation Rate60.51%
Male Student Graduation Rate59.93%
Female Student Graduation Rate64.79%
On-time Graduation Rate59%
150% Graduation Rate59%
Male Bachelor Degree Students Graduation Rate57.45%
Female Bachelor Degree Students Graduation Rate28.57%
Pell Grant Outcomes
Pell Grant Graduation Rate56.74% (13-14 Cohort Year)
Pell Grant Retention Rate43.54% (16-17 Cohort Year)

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

** Placement rates are calculated 6 months post-graduation

***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 09-10 Cohort.