Student Achievement

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)

Statistics

Dunwoody Statistical Overview for Academic Year 2020-21

Enrollment

Enrollment, Unduplicated Total 1,510
Male 1246 (83%)
Female 264 (17%)
Self-identified as a Student of Color 333 (22%)
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%
*Source: Dunwoody College Enrollment Report 2020-21

Faculty

Number of Faculty 159
Full Time 95
Part Time 64
Student to Faculty Ratio 10:1
*Source: IPEDS Human Resources 2021-2022

Student Profile

Average Age 25
Students with Previous Post-Secondary Experience 47.5%
*Source: Dunwoody College Enrollment Report 2020-21

Full Time Student Data 2020-21

Percentage of Full-Time Men 84% (999)
Percentage of Full-Time Men: Self-Identified Member of a Racial or Ethnic Group 19% (229)
Percentage of Full-Time Women 16% (184)
Percentage of Full Time Women: Self-Identified Member of a Racial or Ethnic Group 4% (48)
Percentage of Full-Time Students Who Received Pell Grants 32% (376)
*Source: 12-month enrollment (2020-2021): IPEDS 2021-2022 Fall Data Collection Data provided in accordance with:  34 CFR 668.43(a)(13)

IPEDS Graduation Rates: 2013-14***

Graduation Rate 56%
*Source: Winter IPEDS Outcome Measures 2020-21

Overall Graduation Rates: 2013-14 (cohort includes all students)

Graduation Rate 60.85%
*Source: Winter IPEDS Outcomes 2020-21 50%

Licensure Pass Rates

Architect Registration Exam (ARE 5.0) Pass Rates

Construction & Evaluation

  • 2020: 100%
  • 2021: 100%

Practice Management

  • 2020: 100%
  • 2021: 80%

Programming & Analysis

  • 2020: 100%
  • 2021: 100%

Project Development & Documentation

  • 2020: 75%
  • 2021: 100%

Project Management

  • 2020: 83%
  • 2021: 60%

Project Planning & Design

  • 2020: 60%
  • 2021: 60%

Source: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) https://www.ncarb.org/pass-the-are/pass-rates/are5-pass-rates-school

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

** Career Services Graduate Employment 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.

Last updated: March 17, 2022