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 Catholic University of America

Catholic University of America - Washington, DC

620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

General information:(202)319-5000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Associate's degree
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Post-master's certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:6,894(3,633 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:9 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
30
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $31,890 $33,780 $35,460 -5%
Out-of-state $31,890 $33,780 $35,460 -5%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,250 $1,400 -11%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $12,134 $12,742 $13,824 -8%
Other $2,300 $2,300 $2,500 -8%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $47,524 $50,072 $53,184 -6%
Off Campus $33,090 $35,030 $36,860 -3%
Off Campus with Family $33,090 $35,030 $36,860 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $47,524 $50,072 $53,184 -6%
Off Campus $33,090 $35,030 $36,860 -3%
Off Campus with Family $33,090 $35,030 $36,860 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $35,260
In-state fees $200
Out-of-state tuition $35,260
Out-of-state fees $200
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $35,260
In-state fee $80
Out-of-state tuition $35,260
Out-of-state fees $80
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 933 94% --
Grant or scholarship aid 916 92% $14,058,724 $15,348
Federal grants 117 12% $663,315 $5,669
Pell grants 117 12% $434,416 $3,713
Other federal grants 105 11% $228,899 $2,180
State/local government grant or scholarships 41 4% $20,764 $506
Institutional grants or scholarships 906 91% $13,374,645 $14,762
Student loan aid 617 62% $4,781,030 $7,749
Federal student loans 612 62% $3,243,541 $5,300
Other student loans 86 9% $1,537,489 $17,878
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,007 84% $43,725,717 $14,541
Pell grants 483 14% $1,727,215 $3,576
Federal student loans 2,067 58% $13,642,674 $6,600

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,894
Undergraduate enrollment 3,633
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 117
Graduate enrollment 3,261
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$55

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$55

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 6,207 2,558 3,649
Percent admitted 87% 85% 88%
Percent admitted who enrolled 85% 16% 16%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 889 90%
ACT 304 31%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 500 610
SAT Math 500 610
SAT Writing . .
ACT Composite 22 27
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 84 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (with football)MenWomen
All Track Combined 5263
Baseball 41-
Basketball 1618
Field Hockey -24
Football 107-
Lacrosse 3726
Soccer 2129
Softball -19
Swimming 1923
Tennis 817
Volleyball -18

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited
Middle States Commission on Higher Education07/01/1921 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1925 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

02/01/1948 Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

07/01/1960 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

04/21/2007 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

04/21/2007 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1953 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

12/30/1975 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program

12/01/1952 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1951 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations01 7
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 004
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 213
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 120
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 221410
Motor vehicle theft 301
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 213
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 121210
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate1.7%
Number in default20
Number in repayment1,139

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00143700

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Postbaccalaureate certificate Associate's degree Doctor's degree - professional practice Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Post-master's certificate
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture049------
Category total8549------
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Irish Studies-2------
Category total-2------
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry5-------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1202-----
Cell/Cellular Biology and Histology-10-----
Category total1712-----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting7-------
Business Administration and Management, General3013------
Business/Commerce, General-16------
Finance, General10-------
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General026----4-
International Business/Trade/Commerce7-------
International Finance7-------
Management Information Systems, General0-------
Management Science00------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General17-------
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management04------
Category total7859----4-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Mass Communication/Media Studies46-------
Category total46-------
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science210-----
Information Technology4-------
Category total610-----
Education Colleges
Art Teacher Education0-------
Curriculum and Instruction-0------
Drama and Dance Teacher Education0-------
Early Childhood Education and Teaching20------
Education, General4003----
Education, Other0-------
Educational Leadership and Administration, General-02-----
Elementary Education and Teaching13-------
English/Language Arts Teacher Education01------
French Language Teacher Education1-------
German Language Teacher Education0-------
History Teacher Education4-------
Mathematics Teacher Education0-------
Social Studies Teacher Education02------
Spanish Language Teacher Education0-------
Special Education and Teaching, General-2--7---
Category total245237---
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering060-----
Civil Engineering, General141-----
Computer Engineering, General1-------
Electrical and Electronics Engineering014-----
Materials Engineering-0------
Mechanical Engineering1681-----
Category total55316-----
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering/Industrial Management-1------
Category total-19------
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General172-----
Rhetoric and Composition---0----
Category total23720----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics-11-----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4101----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other---0----
French Language and Literature2-------
Hebrew Language and Literature-00-----
Latin Language and Literature0--3----
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-62-----
Spanish Language and Literature400-----
Category total21834----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing-4-----2
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist0-------
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing-5------
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General----2---
Nursing Science--0-----
Pediatric Nurse/Nursing-3-----1
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing-2------
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse6638----0
Category total66178-2--3
History Colleges
American History (United States)-0------
European History-2------
History, General132-----
Category total3552-----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-11------
Law-----261--
Legal Assistant/Paralegal------0-
Category total-11---2610-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies18-------
Category total18-------
Library Science Colleges
Library and Information Science-2------
Category total-85------
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General5-------
Category total5-------
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Medieval and Renaissance Studies032-----
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other003-----
Category total035-----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy303-----
Religion/Religious Studies0-------
Category total29163-----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1-------
Chemistry, Other00------
Physics, General124-----
Category total224-----
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--6-----
Educational Psychology--2-----
Experimental Psychology--1-----
Psychology, General55201-----
Category total552010-----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Social Work01226-----
Category total81226-----
Social Sciences Colleges
American Government and Politics (United States-3------
Anthropology422-----
Economics, General5-------
International Economics-0------
International Relations and Affairs-16------
Political Science and Government, General195-----
Social Sciences, General4-------
Sociology030-----
Category total118337-----
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Bible/Biblical Studies-05-----
Divinity/Ministry-30-----
Pastoral Counseling and Specialized Ministries, Other--5-----
Religious Education-32-----
Theology and Religious Vocations, Other-3423-----
Theology/Theological Studies-20-----
Category total-5735-----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting-1------
Art History, Criticism and Conservation3-------
Art/Art Studies, General0-------
Conducting-20-----
Directing and Theatrical Production-0------
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General72------
Fine/Studio Arts, General6-------
Keyboard Instruments112-----
Music History, Literature, and Theory011-----
Music Pedagogy411-----
Music Performance, General16-------
Music Theory and Composition022-----
Music, General021-----
Playwriting and Screenwriting-3------
Stringed Instruments-21-----
Theatre Literature, History and Criticism-2------
Voice and Opera715-----
Category total442013-----
Grand total1171087926143