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Delivering Illinois’s Best Value Education
For more than a century, Dominican University has been committed to the highest quality education—and an intentional affordability that makes it accessible to all.
Top-Tier Academics. Unmatched Affordability.
Dominican is recognized as one of the best small universities in the Midwest. The prestigious “Best Colleges” review by U.S. News & World Report ranks Dominican at No. 15 out of more than 160 regional Midwest universities. We’re the highest-ranking small Catholic university in Illinois. And we are No. 1 in Illinois on the publication’s “Best Value Schools” list, a category that closely examines academic quality and average net cost of attendance. See us in action—schedule your personalized visit.
Extraordinary Breadth and Relevance
Across its 20-plus graduate programs, Dominican is known for tremendous academic rigor as well as its atmosphere of care, concern and support. We focus on programs that train students in the skills that are of greatest need in our communities. Explore our programs in business, education, library and information science, information management, social work, conflict resolution, physician assistant studies, nutrition, and software development.
Great teaching in small classes is the heart of our tradition. A student-to-faculty ratio of 11:1 means your ideas will be heard and your professors will know your name and care about you. In our online and hybrid courses, too, we strive to incorporate a personal element, because learning should happen in partnership with other students and distinguished faculty, like Leticia Villarreal Sosa, an associate professor in the School of Social Work.
A Powerful Return on Investment
Career-enhancing graduate education should not require you to put your life on hold. Our programs are built around your busy schedule. What’s more, that convenience comes with no sacrifice in our outstanding quality. Evenings, mostly online or hybrid—you’ll find hands-on, innovative learning experiences, such as the MBA Gateway Practicum, in which students work to solve a real-life business challenge.
See for Yourself. See Yourself Here.
Come visit. It’s the best way to experience what Dominican is all about. We’ll show you around, introduce you to professors and current students, and answer your questions. Then, start thinking big. Because, at Dominican, you’ll be challenged. You’ll gain a global outlook. You’ll expand your skill set. And you’ll advance your career.