Duluth Business University

4724 Mike Colalillo Drive
Duluth, MN 55807-0000
Tel: (218)722-4000
  • 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 6 community colleges within Saint Louis County, MN.
  • The nearest community college is Lake Superior College (3.00 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 staff51 staff
Duluth Business University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 143 has declined by 48% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 4:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.19 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 859% over five years.
Total Enrollment143 students1,302 students
Duluth Business University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio4:130:1
Duluth Business University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students74 students768 students
Duluth Business University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students69 students534 students
Duluth Business University Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Duluth Business University Enrollment Breakdown MN All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Duluth Business University American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Duluth Business University Asian (2008-2010)
% Hispanic
Duluth Business University Hispanic (2007-2013)
% Black
Duluth Business University Black (2007-2016)
% White
Duluth Business University White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Duluth Business University More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Duluth Business University Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.190.45
Duluth Business University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Duluth Business University Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2009)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$25,900$35,800
Duluth Business University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $15,785 is less than the state average of $16,283. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,785$16,283
Duluth Business University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%89%
Duluth Business University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$28,394$15,511
Duluth Business University Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,334$7,600
Duluth Business University Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate41%78%
Duluth Business University Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
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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Did You Know?
For Saint Louis County, MN public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $5,272 per year for in-state students and $7,101 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Saint Louis County, MN community colleges have a diversity score of 0.24, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Saint Louis County, MN is Mesabi Range College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.