Duluth Business University

4724 Mike Colalillo Drive
Dultuh, MN 55807
Tel: (218)722-4000
203 students
Private for-profit

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DBU’s mission is to empower students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the entry-level requirements for employment and to provide general education courses to increase students’ career opportunities.
School Highlights:
Duluth Business University serves 203 students (57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is less than the state average of 24%.
Duluth Business University is one of 6 community colleges within St. Louis County, MN.
The nearest community college is Lake Superior College (3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 16 teachers has declined by 33% over five years.
Duluth Business University Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 16 staff
59 staff
Duluth Business University Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 203 teachers has declined by 32% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.02 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 89% over five years.
Total Enrollment
203 students
1,282 students
Duluth Business University Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
22:1
Duluth Business University student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
115 students
810 students
Duluth Business University Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 88 students
1,017 students
Duluth Business University Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Duluth Business University Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
% Black
2%
12%
Duluth Business University Black (2006-2013)
% White
90%
57%
Duluth Business University White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
5%
2%
Duluth Business University More (2009-2013)
Duluth Business University Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.02 0.53
Duluth Business University Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,785 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,785 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,785 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,785 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
89%
Duluth Business University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Since Duluth Business University opened in 1891, the privately owned and operated school has always called Duluth home. For over 100 years, DBU has maintained a clear focus on career specific training. To meet the ever-changing needs of employers, DBU has, in recent years, added allied health and technical computer training programs to their curriculum. DBU debuted their new campus in April of 2003. This 27,000 square foot facility was built specifically to better serve DBU's students and allow for future expansion. Duluth Business University has been preparing students just like you for rewarding and challenging careers for more than 100 years. We have a legacy of providing excellent training to help students advance in their chosen careers. Through flexible class scheduling, a comprehensive curriculum, and instructors dedicated to providing quality education, DBU continues to graduate top students in the health, business, animal science and graphic design media fields. A cooperative agreement exists between Duluth Business University and Touro University International. DBU graduates are able to transfer from DBU upon the award of the Associate's degree to the appropriate Bachelor's degree program at TUI. Specifically: students with the DBU Associate's degree in Business Administration, Billing and Coding and Graphic Design will be able to transfer into the TUI Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Professional Degree Completion program. Students with the DBU Associate's degree in Massage Therapy, Medical Assistant, Medical Office Specialist, and Veterinary Technology will be able to transfer into the TUI Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Professional Degree Completion program. DBU is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award Diplomas and Associate in Applied Science Degrees.

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St. Louis, MN community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.28, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in St. Louis, MN is Mesabi range community and technical college (Eveleth). Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.