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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.
The program list below was created by historical graduation information reported by the school. This list may not represent the current curriculum offered. Visit the school's website to get more information about programs offered.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Nursing Practice (C, M)
Nursing Administration (C, M)
Public Health Education and Promotion (C, M)
Radiologic Technology (A, C, M)
Medical Records Technician (A, C, M)
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Medical Studies (A, B, C, M)
Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling (A, B, C, M)
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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||100%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||100%||$7,261|
|Receiving Student Loans||33%||$9,500|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 7%.