Duluth Business University

  • 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 143 students (52% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 4:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 10% of the student body (majority American and Black), which is less than the state average of 27%.
  • Duluth Business University is one of 7 community colleges within Saint Louis County, MN.
  • The nearest community college to Duluth Business University is Lake Superior College (3.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Duluth Business University(MN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty34 staff56 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Duluth Business University has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Duluth Business University diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment143 students1,302 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio4:130:1
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# Full-Time Students74 students768 students
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# Part-Time Students69 students534 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
1%
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% Asian
-
5%
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% Hispanic
-
5%
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% Black
2%
9%
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% White
90%
73%
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% Two or more races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.190.45
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College Completion Rate
49%
38%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,900$35,400
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $15,785 is less than the state average of $16,383. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,785$16,383
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%91%
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Median Debt for Graduates$28,394$15,511
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$7,600
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Acceptance Rate41%88%
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Source: 2016 (or 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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