Dillard University

Since 1869, Dillard University has been committed to providing students with a quality four-year liberal arts education. Dillard is a fully accredited private, historically black university. Currently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Dillard among the nation’s Top 20 HBCUs, based on comprehensive undergraduate studies. Dillard also was awarded a Top 10 Ranking in 2010 for liberal arts schools in the social mobility category, by Washington Monthly.

Dillard University Facts

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  • Dillard University adds 192 college graduates to the United States each year
  • Forty-two percent of Dillard University graduates have jobs by the time they earn their diplomas
  • Dillard University offers 21 degree programs and three types of academic degrees:  B.A., B.S., B.S.N.
  • Dillard University has a 38% six-year graduation rate
  • 1,261 students were enrolled at Dillard University in the 2016-17 school year
  • Dillard University has two signature programs—film and physics with 28 and 41 students enrolled in those majors

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Dillard University Staff

I chose Dillard University, because it’s an HBCU that’s really big on tradition. Dillard has enhanced my education through the relationships that I’ve developed with its remarkable professors, who have transitioned in my mind from educators to mentors.

Kelsey Gates , Class of 2016