University of the District of Columbia

4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC

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UDC is a public historically black institution located in Washington, DC. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. As a land grant institution this school is among larger public institutions in the state of District Of Columbia. University of the District of Columbia has an annual student enrollment of about five thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Education

The school operates under an open enrollment policy, accepting any applicants that meet the minimum requirements for admission. Submission of school records, test scores, and personal statements may be required for certain programs.

The cost of tuition is different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state residents pay close to $7,700, while out-of-state residents pay $15,000 per year. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

University of the District of Columbia participates in intercollegiate athletics through the NCAA's North Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conf in Basketball.

Students can visit the UDC website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the students University of the District of Columbia accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at University of the District of Columbia is about 4,800. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 11% enrolling as graduate students and 93% as undergraduate students.

$17,700

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $17,700. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. There is also a $35 application fee for those applying to a program. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition range estimates:
    • In-State: $4,600-$5,600
    • Out-of-State: $11,000-$12,740
  • Charges per unit:
    • State Residents: $190-$230 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $440-$530 per credit unit

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 per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid85%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships68%$7,219
Receiving Student Loans43%$5,945
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, University of the District of Columbia may offer student services including:

  • Distance learning
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Helping students find work after graduation
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

University of the District of Columbia has an overall graduation rate which is approximately 16%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years4%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years4%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program
    • * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1983)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1980)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2005)

Intercollegiate Athletics

University of the District of Columbia is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division II (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Basketball (East Coast Conference)
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

    Communications and Journalism

    Computer and Information Sciences

    Education

    Engineering

    Engineering Technology

    English Language and Literature

    Family and Consumer Sciences

    Foreign Languages and Literature

    Health and Clinical Professions

    History

    Interdisciplinary Studies

    Legal Professions and Studies

    Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Mathematics and Statistics

    Natural Resources and Conservation

    Personal and Culinary Services

    Physical Sciences

    Psychology

    Public Administration and Social Services

    Security and Protective Services

    Social Sciences

    Visual and Performing Arts

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    FINANCIAL AID RATE
    85%

    STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
    10:1

    FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
    $5,773