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Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU)

1731 E 120th St, Los Angeles, CA

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The Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) was founded with a mission to provide underserved communities with quality health care by training health professionals who provide care with compassion and excellence. The incorporation of the college is the culmination of a decade-long struggle to bring quality education to the community in the face of racial discrimination.

Today, CDU is an icon of human rights that provides superior medical education from its Los Angeles, CA, campus. Several accredited courses are offered at CDU, including medicine and nursing.

The School of Nursing offers a Master of Science in Nursing accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Students of the FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner) specialty MS program are eligible to earn their FNP-BC credentials after successfully clearing the examination.

CDU is considered to be a small school, with fewer than 500 students enrolled - of which less than 20% are undergraduates. Tuition as of 2012 was under $10,000 per annum, and all enrolled students were under financial aid in some form.

Student services include academic advising, writing support, peer tutoring services and more. Workshops are regularly announced and conducted to cover various skill areas such as writing, ATI strategy and test taking, etc.

There are also several clubs and organizations that students can participate in, and these allow for increased engagement between members of the student community. A program specific peer mentoring program enables students to help other students, thereby creating a strong network of student volunteers that paves the way to finding the balance between social and academic success.

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Programs Offered

Below is a list of areas of study that may be available for students. Any linked program will direct you to the respective program's profile page which provides general educational requirements and possible career paths.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Health and Clinical Professions

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

Once scholarships, grants and other forms of aid are calculated, the expected average cost for students at Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science is $20,600. To calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. A fee of $35 is required from all applicants. Student who wish to obtain more information regarding financial aid may contact the school's financial aid office at (323) 563-4824, which has information regarding types of aid, forms and more. The financial details shown on this page are an approximation. The actual costs may differ, please contact Charles R Drew University of Medicine and Science for more information.

Note: Financial aid is only available for those who qualify, check with the school for details.

Tuition & Fees Information

Undergraduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $12,000-$14,000
  • Per unit charges are around $410 for part time students
  • Required fees for full-time students: $110

Graduate Courses - Tuition Details

  • The estimated tuition range for graduate students is around $19,000-$23,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $750-$900 per unit
  • Required fees for graduate students are around $4,300

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.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$7,261
Receiving Student Loans33%$9,500

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 5%.

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