Founded in 1901, Dominican University is a coed, comprehensive, Catholic school in River Forest, Illinois. The university is affiliated with the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools as a baccalaureate and master’s degree granting institution. It has programs that are accredited by the American Library Association, the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs, and the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education.
Dominican offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as numerous certificate programs. Students can choose from more than 50 academic majors, including 9 pre-professional programs. The University is divided into 6 schools: the Brennan School of Business, the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Continuing Studies, the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, the Graduate School of Social Work, and the School of Education. The university offers 18 degrees in four graduate programs: Business, Library and Information Science, Education, and Social Work. The university also offers dual graduate degree programs in conjunction with McCormick Theological Seminary (MDiv); Loyola University Chicago; and Northwestern University’s School of Music.
Classes at the university are small; the average class size is 15 and the student-to-faculty ratio is 12 to 1. All of the classes at the university are taught by professors rather than teaching assistants. US News and World Report ranks Dominican in the top 20 Midwest regional universities. The news magazine also recognized the school as one of three “Best Value” universities in Illinois.