The Value of a Marquette Education
Information graphic on the value and outcomes of a Marquette University education. Updated January 2015.
Of the 56 private schools ranked among U.S. News and World Reportâ€™s top 100 national universities for 2015, only one school ranked above Marquette had lower tuition and fees. the value of a marquette education the value of a marquette education At Marquette, we understand that a college education is a significant investment for our students and their families and requires sacrifices for many of them. Knowing where your money goes and how the university operates is paramount to understanding the true value of your Marquette education. Working together with our students, weâ€™ve compiled some key data and laid it out in an accessible, transparent and easy-to-read guide. As you journey through your four years with us and beyond, know that we recognize the tremendous responsibility we have to help shape and transform the lives of our students at this great Catholic, Jesuit institution, and we are committed to providing them all with a transformational education rooted in excellence. who is the marquette undergraduate student? international students first-generation college students ethnic minorities students who are accepted to Marquette are also accepted at: University of Wisconsin 4% 22% 18% University of Illinois Loyola University Chicago University of Minnesota Saint Louis University female full time from out of state University of Iowa DePaul University noteworthy Direct admission: New students are admitted directly into one of seven colleges â€” enabling them to start their intended degree program right away. 52% 96% 67% Indiana University Purdue University University of Dayton residence life University of Notre Dame 44% live in a residence hall 100% 9% live in university apartments 47% live in non-university housing Undergraduate profile 2014 (National Student Clearinghouse and the Accepted Freshman Survey) noteworthy Marquette has the largest number of student organizations (270-plus) of any of the 28 Jesuit schools, as well as the lowest student activity fee ($30 per semester). participation in high-impact experiences 40% culminating academic experience (capstone, senior course, etc.) 81% student organization member 54% 59% 70% service learning course(s) *internship (credit and/or non-credit) 31% 83% community service study abroad/ international programs student organization leader/officer 20% research with a faculty member outside of class 2014 Graduating Senior Survey *Includes co-op, student teaching, practicum, field placement and clinical placement 90% The percentage of recent graduates who reported that they completed their Marquette degree as quickly as they had planned. (2014 Graduating Senior Survey) student retention and graduation rates first-to-second-year retention rates, fall 2013 full-time, first-time freshmen marquette six-year graduation rates*, fall 2007 full-time, first-time freshmen private, not-for-profit 80% 78% 74% 67% 64% 62% 57% 45% 80%* private, not-for-profit 89% marquette (Institutional Research, NCES IPEDS Data Center) Overall *2012 Data White Black or African-American Hispanic/Latino (Institutional Research, NCES IPEDS Data Center) noteworthy 87% of seniors would choose Marquette again if they were starting over. (2014 Graduating Senior Survey) * The six-year graduation rate, or completion rate within 150% of normal time, is required for disclosure under the Student Right-to-Know Act. noteworthy the marquette classroom 99% of faculty teaching upper-division courses report discussing career plans with students. (2012 Faculty Survey of Student Engagement 2.0) 2014-2015 94% of faculty report that it is important for students in their courses to connect their learning to societal problems or issues. (2012 Faculty Survey of Student Engagement 2.0) faculty 353 full-time tenured faculty 660 full-time faculty 122 full-time faculty on tenure track 537 part-time faculty 1,217 total faculty class size 145 2–9 students 344 10–19 students 322 20–29 students 263 30–39 students 95 40–49 students 126 50–99 students 60 100-plus students 1,355 undergraduate classes offered in fall 2014 24 median undergraduate class size In fiscal year 2013, Marquette faculty received $29.4 million in award dollars for research, instruction and other projects. Additionally, the university supports research through several programs: three-year Way Klingler fellowships, sabbaticals for junior faculty and the Lawrence G. Haggerty Faculty Award for Research Excellence. student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1 $29.4m 94% The percentage of seniors who say they are satisfied with their Marquette education. (2014 Graduating Senior Survey) student employment plans and alumni employment future plans one month before graduation alumni employment and placement outcomes (Graduating Senior Survey) (Undergraduate Alumni Survey) 2014 66% 27% 15% 2013 2013 survey* 72% 2011 survey 72% 2013 survey* 2011 survey 20% 4% 3% 28% 4% 2% 93% 5% 2% 0% 84% 14% 2% 0% 1 year after graduation *Due to a change in how these figures were computed for 2013, they are not directly comparable to the 2011 data. 58% 31% 10% 2012 5 years after graduation 61% applied for a full-time job 30% applied to a grad/ professional program 10% applied for a full-time service position employed full time graduate school seeking employment stipend-paid post-graduate service noteworthy The university provides more than $90 million per year in scholarship and grant support. university finances budgeted operations financial aid budget, in millions unfunded undergraduate aid (“discount”) ( d ol l a r s i n t h ou sa nd s ) 2010 $57.9 2011 $66.4 2012 $75.8 2013 $80.4 2014 $87.5 proposed fiscal y e ar 2014 expenditures revenues 1% 8.4% 0.2% 3.9% 7% 2.4% 0.3% 0.3% 4.5% 10.2% 61.8% 26.1% 63.1% student assistance from all sources, in millions (state, federal and institutional) 11% 2012–2013 federal net tuition and fees $237,830 compensation $243,075 room and board 42,260 other operating expenditures grants 39,375 interest contributions 17,400 depreciation investment income 800 100,640 9,220 institutional state contigency 4,000 15,200 opportunity fund other income* 32,310 provost contingency fund 500 * Athletics, residences, parking, etc. expenditures $3.5 1,000 2013–2014 federal institutional $385,175 $100.1 26,740 endowment income revenues $65.6 $385,175 state $64.1 $106.7 $3.2 tuition and fees 2015–16 undergraduate tuition and fees (per year) the average marquette tuition dollar* $36,720 tuition 49¢ $11,220 typical room and board 22¢ 16¢ 10¢ 3¢ faculty and staff compensation salaries and benefits tuition discount student scholarships student support costs associated with technology, public safety, academic support services, residence life, recreation services $450 fees facility services costs to build and maintain campus buildings administrative expenses insurance, interest expense and operating costs of administrative support units * Calculated as gross tuition The approximate percentage of Marquette undergraduates who receive financial aid, in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and/or student employment. 99% Total Number of Current Named Scholarships (this is the count of endowed scholarships that have a value in the fund). 931 new named scholarships NEW SCHOLARSHIPS CREATED SCHOLARSHIP COMMITMENT BY YEAR FY10 FY10 Immediate $7,413,454 FY11 Total $20,122,782 Endowed $12,709,328 FY12 FY11 Immediate $8,188,496 Total $33,546,136 Endowed FY13 $25,357,640 FY14 FY12 Immediate $8,792,260 Total $24,305,227 Endowed 0 10 20 30 total 40 50 60 70 $15,512,968 80 FY13 Immediate $8,850,248 endowed Total $18,503,248 Endowed $9,652,999 immediate impact FY14 Immediate $9,114,423 Endowed $16,853,517 Total $25,967,939 categories of giving alumni parents friends corporations foundations other organizations