Quincy University, located in Quincy, Illinois, was founded in 1860 by Franciscan monks from Germany, calling the school St. Francis Solanus College. The school received its official charter in 1973. The school, having proved effective in the training of priests, changed its name again in 1917 to Quincy College and Seminary, reflecting its religious and academic commitments. The school admitted women for the first time in 1932, and by 1970's the school closed the seminary portion of the school in favor of a liberal arts academic curriculum, resulting in a name change to Quincy College. By the 1980 serious consideration was given to graduate study programs being introduced, and by 1993 the school had implemented such programs resulting in a final name change to Quincy university.
Quincy University offers a number of programs at the undergraduate level that allow students to choose which one is best suited to their academic and professional goals. Bachelor degree programs typically take four years to complete, resulting in an undergraduate degree that may be used to pursue work opportunities or continue their education toward a graduate program. There are four graduate level programs having separate requirements for admission, including having earned an undergraduate degree.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at Quincy University must submit a completed application, transcripts of previous schools, and standardized test scores. Quincy has no minimum requirements for admission, instead utilizing the application and other information provided to make a decision regarding admission on a student by student basis. Admitted students will be provided information regarding registration, tuition dues, housing and other relevant information as soon as the decision is rendered.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine financial need, program eligibility and monetary awards. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants Quincy University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- Life Experience Credits
- AP Course Credits
The total student enrollment at Quincy University is about 1,300, with undergraduate students making up about 88% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $26,000-$31,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $700 to $840 per unit
- Some programs may have tuition rates that will remain the same as the first year for up to five years.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$21,417|
|Receiving Student Loans||76%||$6,069|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help students and recent graduates, Quincy University may offer student services like:
- Distance learning
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Assisting students to find work
Quincy University has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 50%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||39%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Quincy University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Great Lakes Valley Conference)
- Basketball (Great Lakes Valley Conference)
- Football (Great Lakes Valley Conference)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Quincy University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Theology and Religious Vocations
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
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- Truman State University in Kirksville, MO (66 miles away)
- University of Illinois at Springfield in Springfield, IL (95 miles away)
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- Harris - Stowe State University in Saint Louis, MO (110 miles away)
- University of Wisconsin - Platteville in Platteville, WI (230 miles away)
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Quincy University for official up-to-date information.