The Value of a Marquette Education
Information graphic on the value and outcomes of a Marquette University education. Updated January 2014.
Of the 54 private schools ranked among U.S. News and World Reportâ€™s top 100 national universities for 2014, 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% 18% 22% University of Illinois Loyola University Chicago University of Minnesota Saint Louis University female from out of state full time University of Iowa DePaul University noteworthy Direct admission: New students are admitted directly to the college of their choice â€” enabling them to start their intended degree program right away. 52% 66% 96% Indiana University Purdue University residence life University of Dayton University of Notre Dame 44% live in a residence hall (National Student Clearinghouse and the Accepted Freshman Survey) 100% 9% live in university apartments 47% live in non-university housing Undergraduate profile 2013 noteworthy Marquette has the largest number of student organizations of any of the 28 Jesuit schools (270-plus), as well as the lowest student activity fee ($30 per semester). participation in high-impact experiences 45% 80% student organization member culminating academic experience (capstone, senior course, etc.) 68% internship (credit and/or non-credit) 60% service learning course(s) 87% community service 31% study abroad/ international programs 53% student organization leader/officer 20% research with a faculty member outside of class 2013 Graduating Senior Survey The percentage of recent graduates who reported that they were completing their Marquette degree as quickly as they had planned. (2013 Graduating Senior Survey) 91% marquette private, not-for-profit student retention and graduation rates first-to-second-year retention rates, fall 2012 full-time, first-time freshmen six-year graduation rates*, fall 2006 full-time, first-time freshmen 83% 80% 73% 67% 65% 60% 60% 44% 80% 91% (Institutional Research, NCES IPEDS Data Center) private, not-for-profit marquette Overall 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. (2012 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) 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 352 668 full-time tenured faculty 122 full-time faculty on tenure track full-time faculty 537 part-time faculty 1,205 total faculty class size 209 2–9 students 363 10–19 students 308 20–29 students 249 30–39 students 99 40–49 students 113 50–99 students 63 100-plus students 1,404 undergraduate classes offered in fall 2013w 22 median undergraduate class size student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1 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. $29.4m The percentage of seniors who say they are satisfied with their Marquette education. (2013 Graduating Senior Survey) 96% (Undergraduate Alumni Survey) student employment plans and alumni employment future plans one month before graduation (Graduating Senior Survey) alumni employment and placement outcomes 2013 2009 survey 67% 33% 8% 3% 58% 31% 10% 1 year after graduation 2012 2011 survey 72% 28% 4% 2% 61% 30% 10% 2011 5 years after graduation 2009 survey 85% 20% 3% 1% 52% 36% 12% 2011 survey 84% 14% 2% 0% applied for a full-time job applied to a grad/ professional program applied for a full-time service position employed full time graduate school stipend-paid post-graduate service seeking employment noteworthy university finances The university provides more than $90 million per year in scholarship and grant support. 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 ) proposed fiscal y e ar 2014 revenues expenditures 2009 2010 2011 0.3% 0.3% $52.6 $55.7 $62.1 $70 $75 1% 8.4% 0.2% 3.9% 4.5% 10.2% 26.1% 7% 2.4% 2012 2013 61.8% 63.1% student assistance from all sources, in millions (state, federal and institutional) 11% 2011–2012 federal $69.4 $93.8 $3.5 2012–2013 net tuition and fees room and board grants contributions investment income endowment income other income* $237,830 42,260 39,375 17,400 800 15,200 32,310 compensation other operating expenditures interest depreciation contigency opportunity fund provost contingency fund $243,075 100,640 9,220 26,740 4,000 500 1,000 institutional state federal institutional state $65.6 $100.1 $3.4 revenues $385,175 expenditures $385,175 * Athletics, residences, parking, etc. tuition and fees 2014–15 undergraduate tuition and fees (per year) the average marquette tuition dollar* $35,480 tuition $11,000 typical room and board 49¢ faculty and staff compensation salaries and benefits 22¢ 15¢ 11¢ 3¢ tuition discount student scholarships student support costs associated with technology, public safety, academic support services, residence life, recreation services $450 fees facility services includes the cost 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. This may come in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and/or student employment. 98%