University of the District of Columbia

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$5,292
2022 Average Net Price
$15,021
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.1%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
3,577
43.8% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
54.4%
80 Graduates

About

University of the District of Columbia is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2022, the most popular Professional Doctorate concentrations at University of the District of Columbia were Law (63 degrees awarded).

In 2022, 728 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the District of Columbia. 61% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (433 degrees), 4.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the District of Columbia is $5,292, which is $−18,704 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at University of the District of Columbia is $5,292, which is $−18,704 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,021.

In 2022, 92% of undergraduate students attending University of the District of Columbia received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 29% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$5,292
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at University of the District of Columbia was $5,292. The cost of tuition at University of the District of Columbia is $−18,704 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($23,996).

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Average Net Price

$15,021
2022 Value
21.6%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 University of the District of Columbia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,021. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of University of the District of Columbia grew by 21.6%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,205
Room and Board
$1,280
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the District of Columbia was of $17,205 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,280. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

92%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
29%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

92% of undergraduate students at University of the District of Columbia received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 37.3% with respect to 2021, when 67% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.1%
2019 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at University of the District of Columbia was 3.1%, which represents 29 out of the 935 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

University of the District of Columbia had a total enrollment of 3,577 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at University of the District of Columbia is 1,566 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,011. This means that 43.8% of students enrolled at University of the District of Columbia are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the District of Columbia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 55.3% Black or African American, 20.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.65% White, 2.88% Two or More Races, 2.12% Asian, 0.252% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0839% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of the District of Columbia in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (30.3%), followed by Black or African American Male (20.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (11.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (36%), followed by Black or African American Male (15.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.01%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

43.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the District of Columbia in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 3,577 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the District of Columbia is 1,566 and the part-time enrollment is 2,011. This means that 43.8% of students enrolled at University of the District of Columbia are enrolled full-time compared with 67.6% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

54%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of the District of Columbia was 54%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (73%), University of the District of Columbia had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    1,977 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    746 enrolled students
  3. White
    238 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at University of the District of Columbia is 55.3% Black or African American, 20.9% Hispanic or Latino, 6.65% White, 2.88% Two or More Races, 2.12% Asian, 0.252% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0839% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Masters Colleges and Universities is 51.2% White, 17.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 263 students (7.35%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 160 more women than men received degrees from University of the District of Columbia. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of the District of Columbia is black or african american (433 degrees awarded). There were 4.61 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

The most common Professional Doctorate concentration at University of the District of Columbia is Law (63 degrees awarded).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the District of Columbia, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Legal (93 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (33 degrees), and Human Sciences (16 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the District of Columbia are Elementary & middle school teachers (1,637,525 people), Secondary school teachers (474,578 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (337,080 people), Other managers (307,621 people), and Education administrators (299,506 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the District of Columbia in 2022 are Legal (93 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (33 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Social Sciences (42 degrees), and Education (67 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the District of Columbia are Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at University of the District of Columbia are Legal (93 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (33 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Social Sciences (42 degrees), and Education (67 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the District of Columbia are Elementary & secondary schools (2,905,478 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (404,995 people), Legal services (286,275 people), Computer Systems Design (234,041 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (215,021 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the District of Columbia are Legal (93 degrees awarded), Engineering Technologies (33 degrees), Human Sciences (16 degrees), Social Sciences (42 degrees), and Education (67 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of the District of Columbia.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 46 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the District of Columbia was Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations with 46 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

284
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
444
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 284 degrees were awarded to men at University of the District of Columbia, which is 0.64 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (444).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 43 degrees were awarded to men at University of the District of Columbia in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 0.956 times less than the 45 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 45 degrees were awarded to men at University of the District of Columbia in Other Business Administration, Management, & Operations, which is 1.05 times more than the 43 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

21%
100% Completion Time
42%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 21% of students graduating from University of the District of Columbia completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 42% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Masters Colleges and Universities Carnegie Classification group.

Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at University of the District of Columbia is Male and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.75% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    433 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    94 degrees awarded
  3. White
    56 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the District of Columbia is black or african american (433 degrees awarded). There were 4.61 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (94 degrees).

4.67% of degree recipients (34 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    285 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    148 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    59 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at University of the District of Columbia is black or african american female (285 degrees awarded). There were 1.93 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (148 degrees).

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Operations

University of the District of Columbia has an endowment valued at nearly $53.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−19.2%) compared to the 0.773% average return (360k on 46.6M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2022, University of the District of Columbia had a total salary expenditure of 194M. University of the District of Columbia employs 93 Assistant professors, 68 Associate professors and 47 Professors. Most academics at University of the District of Columbia are Female Assistant professor (47), Male Assistant professor (46), and Female Associate professor (38).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the District of Columbia are: Management, with 114 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 74 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 61 employees.

Endowment

$53.5M
2022 Endowment
16.1%
decline from 2021

University of the District of Columbia has an endowment valued at about $53.5M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the District of Columbia declined 16.1% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.92M higher than than the median endowment of Masters Colleges and Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Masters Colleges & Universities: Small Programs Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Salary Expenditure

$75.8M
2022 Salaries
6.8%
growth from 2021

In 2022, University of the District of Columbia paid a median of $75.8M in salaries, which represents 39.1% of their overall expenditure ($194M) and a 6.8% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 36.1M (39.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$20.1M
Instructional Salaries
227
Number of Employees

In 2022, University of the District of Columbia paid a total of $20.1M to 227 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $11.3M (31.2%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
93 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
114 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the District of Columbia were Assistant professor with 93 employees, Associate professor with 68 employees, and Professor with 47 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the District of Columbia were Management with 114 employees, Office and Administrative Support with 74 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 61 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the District of Columbia was Female Assistant professor with 47 employees, Male Assistant professor with 46 employees, and Female Associate professor with 38 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at University of the District of Columbia.

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