D’Youville College is a four-year, private, not for profit college located in Buffalo, New York. The Grey Nuns, a Canadian institute of Roman Catholic religious sisters, founded D’Youville College in 1908. The nuns named the college after Saint Marguerite D’Youville, the founder of their congregation. D’Youville boasts a progressive history that includes being the first college in western New York to offer baccalaureate degrees to women; the first in western New York to offer a degree in Sociology; the first liberal arts college in New York to offer a professional Doctor of Chiropractic program; as well as the regions first 4-year nursing program. Though it began as a Catholic women’s college, in 1971 D’Youville became coeducational. D’Youville’s mission statement is:
D’Youville College is an independent institution of higher education that offers baccalaureate and graduate programs to students of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds.
D’Youville College honors our Catholic heritage and the spirit of St. Marguerite D’Youville by providing academic, social, spiritual, and professional development programs that emphasize leadership and service. We teach students to contribute to the world community by leading compassionate, productive, and responsible lives.
D’Youville is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and is authorized by the Board of Regents of the State of New York. Many of D’Youville’s programs are accredited by outside, independent agencies and organizations. All of the Business programs, for example, offered by D’Youville are accredited by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). The Chiropractic program is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the dietetics program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE). The Education programs offered by D’Youville are accredited by the Regents Accreditation of Teachers Education. This accrediting body is specifically geared toward teacher certification programs in the state of New York. The Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Occupational Therapy program is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Occupational Therapy Education (AOTA). Finally, the Physician Assistant program and the Physical Therapy program are accredited by the Physician Assistant Accreditation Review Commission on Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), respectively.
D’Youville College offers degree and certificate programs ranging from Bachelor’s degrees and post-baccalaureate certificates to Doctoral programs in scholarship and research. Students may choose from a variety of fields of study. D’Youville offers programs in the following subjects: Biological and Biodynamic Sciences, Business, Computer and Information Systems Sciences, Education, English, Health Professions, History, Math, Interdisciplinary Studies, Philosophy and Religion, Physical Science, Psychology, and Sociology. D’Youville offers 45 different degree programs to its students. In addition to the traditional on campus programs, D’Youville also offers students a fully accredited, fully online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Bachelor’s completion program.
D’Youville College offers a wide range of extracurricular activities for students on campus. This school offers many athletic programs for both men and women. Men’s sports include: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Tennis, Volleyball, Golf, and Soccer. Women’s sports include: Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, and Volleyball. As an alternative to sports and athletic programs, students have a wide range of choices for extracurricular activities in the form of clubs, organizations, and events, as well. Students can choose from such clubs and events as: Black History Month, Equalogy Theatre performances, homecoming, Kavinoky Theatre Previews, Mega Bingo, Soul Food Luncheon, Spiritual retreats, and Women’s History Month.
D’Youville College has a student population of approximately 3,204 people; 2,139 of which are undergraduates. The student to faculty ratio is roughly 8 to 1. Approximately 35% of the undergraduate students are over the age of 25 and around 67% of the undergraduate population is white. Though D’Youville is a coeducational institution, 73% of the undergraduate population is female. Around 72% of first time students pursuing Bachelor’s degrees return for a second year and there is a 40% graduation rate. The estimated cost of tuition and fees for an undergraduate student is $22,240 for each academic year. The estimated additional costs of room, board, and other fees for both on campus and off campus students is $36,640 per academic year and $26,440 for off campus with family students. Approximately, 100% of the students who are entering postsecondary education for the first time receive some kind of financial aid. Around 75% of the students receive federal student loans and the average amount is $9,958. Around 82% of the applicants for enrollment at D’Youville were admitted and 30% of those admitted students enrolled in the school.
Sector Of Institution:Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Highest Level Of Offering:Doctorate degree
Adult Age Enrollments:1,728
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