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);
  • Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.; 2+3 year degree [5 total])
  • Certificate options (exact length varies by program; most are a year or less in length)


Dunwoody Statistical Overview for Academic Year 2018-19


Enrollment, Unduplicated Total 1,510
Male 1256 (83.18%)
Female 254 (16.8%)
Self-identified as a Student of Color 333 (22.05%)
2 or more 94 (6.23%)
American Indian/Alaska Native 6 (0.40%)
Asian 99 (6.56%)
Black/African American 80 (5.30%)
Hispanic 47 (3.11%)
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 4 (0.26%)
White 1123 (74.37%)
Non-Resident Alien 3 (0.20%
Unknown 64 (3.58%)
Annual Retention Rate* 69.86

Placement Rate

Career Services Placement Rate for 2017-18**; Note that placement rates for individual programs/majors can be found on their individual academic info pages 99%


Number of Faculty 150
Full Time 84
Part Time 66
Student to Faculty Ratio 11:1

Student Profile

Average Age 26
Students with Previous Post-Secondary Experience 69.86%

Financial Aid Profile

Recipients of a Federal Pell Grant 571
Recipients of a subsidized Stafford Loan who did not receive a Pell Grant 388
Students who did not receive either a Pell Grant or subsidized Stafford Loan 276

IPEDS Graduation Rates: 2012 (cohort includes only full-time, first-time degree/certificate students)***

Graduation Rate 58%
Transfer-Out Rate 0%
Male Student Graduation Rate 59%
Male Student Transfer-Out Rate 0%
Female Student Graduation Rate 43%
Female Student Transfer-Out Rate 0%
Four-Year Average Graduation Rate 54%
Four-Year Average Transfer-Out Rate 1%
Male Bachelor Degree Students Graduation Rate 0%
Female Bachelor Degree Students Graduation Rate 50%

Overall Graduation Rates: 2015-16 (cohort includes all students)

Graduation Rate 59.80%
Male Student Graduation Rate 61.14%
Female Student Graduation Rate 60.98%
On-time Graduation Rate 53%
150% Graduation Rate 63.40%
Male Bachelor Degree Students Graduation Rate 62.86%
Female Bachelor Degree Students Graduation Rate 50%

Pell Grant Outcomes

Pell Grant Graduation Rate 61.03% (15-16 Cohort Year)
Pell Grant Retention Rate 47.63% (18-19 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 11-12 Cohort.