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 University of the District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia - Washington, DC

4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

General information:(202)274-5012
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Associate's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:4,921(4,658 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:14 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
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
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
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 $5,370 $7,000 $7,000 0%
Out-of-state $12,300 $14,000 $14,000 0%
Books and supplies $1,100 $1,400 $1,400 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,100 $13,200 $13,200 0%
Other $3,800 $3,766 $3,766 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,800 $3,800 $3,800 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $6,470 $8,400 $8,400 0%
Off Campus $21,370 $25,366 $25,366 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,270 $12,200 $12,200 0%
On Campus $13,400 $15,400 $15,400 0%
Off Campus $28,300 $32,366 $32,366 0%
Off Campus with Family $17,200 $19,200 $19,200 0%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $6,380
In-state fees $620
Out-of-state tuition $13,380
Out-of-state fees $620
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan X
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $7,580
In-state fee $620
Out-of-state tuition $14,580
Out-of-state fees $620
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 341 73% --
Grant or scholarship aid 338 72% $972,121 $2,876
Federal grants 312 66% $713,341 $2,286
Pell grants 276 59% $693,116 $2,511
Other federal grants 36 8% $20,225 $562
State/local government grant or scholarships 32 7% $23,654 $739
Institutional grants or scholarships 72 15% $235,126 $3,266
Student loan aid 97 21% $254,187 $2,620
Federal student loans 97 21% $254,187 $2,620
Other student loans 0 0% $0 Not applicable
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 3,097 58% $6,975,148 $2,252
Pell grants 2,440 46% $4,836,971 $1,982
Federal student loans 1,362 26% $4,458,567 $3,274


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.
Average net price $7,881 $9,233 $16,084
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 $7,448 $11,125 $14,207
$30,001 - $48,000 $8,366 $12,331 $17,119
$48,001 - $75,000 $8,675 $12,771 $17,106
$75,001 - $110,000 $9,862 $12,189 Not applicable
$110,001 and more $9,760 $12,489 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.


• 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 4,921
Undergraduate enrollment 4,658
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 518
Graduate enrollment 263

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$35

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

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, 27 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


NCAA Division II (without football)MenWomen
Basketball 1314
Soccer 21-
Tennis 66
Track and Field, Indoor -13
Track and Field, Outdoor -16
Track and Field, X-Country 610
Volleyball -9


Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1971 Accredited


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Didactic Program in Dietetics

04/01/1983 Accredited
American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation

Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees

04/01/1976 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

08/01/1981 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

01/01/1971 - 04/16/2010Accredited
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

03/17/2005 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1971 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program

12/01/1980 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations00 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 551
Burglary 140
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) 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


Default Rate14.2%
Number in default91
Number in repayment639

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00144100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


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

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Associate's degree Master's degree
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Category total3--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General21--
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other--2
Category total21-2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-0-
Accounting and Related Services, Other296-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General61-
Business Administration and Management, General40-0
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-0-
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other00-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other00-
Business/Commerce, General-99
Finance, General12--
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other-2-
Marketing, Other5--
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management7--
Category total99189
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Graphic Communications, General-0-
Graphic Communications, Other5--
Printing Press Operator-0-
Category total50-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science460
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0--
Computer and Information Sciences, General6--
Computer and Information Sciences, Other0--
Information Science/Studies9--
Category total1962
Education Colleges
Early Childhood Education and Teaching4--
Education, Other0210
Elementary Education and Teaching5-0
Special Education and Teaching, General2-4
Category total11214
Engineering Colleges
Architectural Engineering-3-
Civil Engineering, General10--
Computer Software Engineering0--
Mechanical Engineering7--
Category total173-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician-2-
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician-0-
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician0--
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other9--
Electromechanical and Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians,-0-
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Techn-1-
Category total93-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General6--
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other--3
Writing, General--0
Category total6-3
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development-0-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General4--
Category total40-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature0--
Spanish Language and Literature10--
Category total10--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-15-
Nursing Education8--
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other039-
Public Health, Other5--
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing0--
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-8-
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist3-4
Category total16624
History Colleges
History, General2--
Category total2--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science-5-
Fire Science/Fire-fighting30-
Category total225-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary-0-
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-0-
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other-2-
Category total-2-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other-0-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-30-
Category total-30-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General0-1
Category total0-1
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science1--
Category total1--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General15--
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other0--
Category total15--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Mortuary Science and Embalming/Embalmer-7-
Category total-7-
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General3--
Physics, Other0--
Category total3--
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology--3
Counseling Psychology--2
Psychology, General8--
Category total8-5
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration--10
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other--0
Social Work16--
Category total16-10
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General17--
Political Science and Government, General13--
Urban Studies/Affairs20-
Category total480-
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General1--
Category total1--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Commercial and Advertising Art-0-
Design and Visual Communications, General16--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6--
Music, General20-
Category total300-
Grand total3661570