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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,...)
Family Practice Nurse (M)
Clinical Nurse Leader (M)
Pre-Medicine, Pre-Medical Studies (B, C, M)
Radiologic Technology (A, B, C, M)
Public Health (A, B, C, M)
Medical Records Technician (A, B, C, M)
Nursing Education (A, B, C, M)
*Amounts for tuition, fees, and supplies are an estimate which are calculated based on historical data and should be solely used for informational purposes only.
**Repayment rates, earnings, and loan payments are estimates and should be treated as informational tools only, contact the school for official information.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
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 estimates are between $12,000-$14,000
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $480 to $580 per credit hour
- Required fees for full-time students: $110
Graduate Courses - Tuition Details
- Annual tuition for graduate students is estimated to range between $21,000-$25,000
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $860 to $1,000 per credit hour
- Required fees for graduate students are around $5,500
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|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||59%||$6,352|
|Student Loans (Federal)||81%||$11,037|