Catholic University of America

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$43,300

3.59% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$35,214

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

2.53%

Default Rate

2017 Acceptance Rate

82.6%

6,073 Applicants

2017 Enrolled Students

6,023

69.8% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

73.6%

663 Graduates

About

Catholic University of America is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Catholic University of America were Registered Nursing (83 degrees awarded), General Political Science & Government (73 degrees), and General Psychology (65 degrees).

In 2017, 1,631 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Catholic University of America. 54% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (953 degrees), 6.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (156 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Catholic University of America is $43,300, which is $16,800 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Catholic University of America is $43,300, which is $16,800 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $35,214.

In 2017, 70% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$43,300

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Catholic University of America was $43,300. The cost of tuition at Catholic University of America is $16,800 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($26,500).

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Average Net Price

$35,214

2017 Value

2.21%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Catholic University of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $35,214. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Catholic University of America grew by 2.21%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,820

Room and Board

$838

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Catholic University of America was of $13,820 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $838. The cost of room and board increased by 3.47% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

70%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

70% of undergraduate students at Catholic University of America received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 17.6% with respect to 2016, when 85% 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.

2.53%

2016 Default Rate

34

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Catholic University of America was 2.53%, which represents 34 out of the 1342 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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Admissions

Catholic University of America received 6,073 undergraduate applications in 2017, which represents a 2.48% annual growth. Out of those 6,073 applicants, 5,015 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.6% acceptance rate.

There were 6,023 students enrolled at Catholic University of America in 2017, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Catholic University of America has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.6%

Acceptance Rate in 2017

5,015

Accepted Out of 6,073

In 2017, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Catholic University of America was 82.6% (5,015 admissions from 6,073 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2016, which was 79.5%. Between 2016 and 2017, the number of applicants grew by 2.48%, while admissions grew by 6.39%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

N/A

Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at Catholic University of America in 2017 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Catholic University of America has a total enrollment of 6,023 students. The full-time enrollment at Catholic University of America is 4,207 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,816. This means that 69.8% of students enrolled at Catholic University of America are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Catholic University of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.6% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.69% Black or African American, 5.46% Two or More Races, 3.27% Asian, 0.149% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0166% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catholic University of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.3%), followed by White Male (30.1%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.11%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (27.1%), followed by White Female (22.8%) and Black or African American Female (4.34%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

69.8%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Catholic University of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,023 students. The full-time enrollment at Catholic University of America is 4,207 and the part-time enrollment is 1,816. This means that 69.8% of students enrolled at Catholic University of America are enrolled full-time compared with 78% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%

2017 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 Catholic University of America was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (83%), Catholic University of America had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,528

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    611

  3. Black or African American

    463

The enrolled student population at Catholic University of America is 58.6% White, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 7.69% Black or African American, 5.46% Two or More Races, 3.27% Asian, 0.149% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0166% 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 Doctoral Universities is 51.5% White, 13.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.57% 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, 347 students (5.76%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 131 more women than men received degrees from Catholic University of America. The majority of degree recipients at Catholic University of America are white (953 degrees awarded). There were 6.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (156 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Catholic University of America is Registered Nursing (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Political Science & Government (73 degrees) and General Psychology (65 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Catholic University of America, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (40 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (94 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (73 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Catholic University of America are Clergy (104,981 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (85,283 people), Other managers (40,249 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (35,174 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (29,166 people).

The most specialized majors at Catholic University of America are Library Science (40 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (94 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (73 degrees), Theology (114 degrees), and Legal (122 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Catholic University of America are Surgeons, Dentists, Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Catholic University of America are Library Science (40 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (94 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (73 degrees), Theology (114 degrees), and Legal (122 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Catholic University of America are Architectural, engineering & related services (131,829 people), Religious organizations (117,773 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (59,619 people), Elementary & secondary schools (58,200 people), and Construction (48,366 people).

The most specialized majors at Catholic University of America are Library Science (40 degrees awarded), Architecture and Related Services (94 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (73 degrees), Theology (114 degrees), and Legal (122 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Catholic University of America.

Most Common

  1. 83 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 65 degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Catholic University of America was Registered Nursing with 83 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 750

  2. 881

In 2017, 750 degrees were awarded to men at Catholic University of America, which is 0.851 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (881).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 53 degrees were awarded to men at Catholic University of America in Law, which is 0.914 times less than the 58 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 93 degrees were awarded to women at Catholic University of America in Registered Nursing, which is 18.6 times more than the 5 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

62%

100% Completion Time

69%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 62% of students graduating from Catholic University of America completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 69% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 70% within 200%.

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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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Female

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Catholic University of America is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 15.2% of graduates (101 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    953 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    156 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    133 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Catholic University of America is white (953 degrees awarded). There were 6.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (156 degrees).

6.32% of degree recipients (103 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    506 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    447 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Catholic University of America is white female (506 degrees awarded). There were 1.13 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (447 degrees).

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Operations

Catholic University of America has an endowment valued at nearly $337M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $37.3M (11.1%), compared to the 5.91% average return ($16.9M on $287M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2017, Catholic University of America had a total salary expenditure of $225M. Catholic University of America employs 155 Associate professors, 120 Assistant professors, and 117 Professors. Most academics at Catholic University of America are Male Associate professors (94), Male Professors(85), and Male Assistant professors (68).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catholic University of America are: Office and Administrative Support, with 172 employees, Service, with 166 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 132 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$337M

2017 Endowment

7.98%

growth from 2016

Catholic University of America has an endowment valued at about $337M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Catholic University of America grew 7.98% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $50.3M higher than than the median endowment of Doctoral 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 Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $22.8M - Federal

  2. $42.5k - State

  3. $615k - Local

As of 2017, Catholic University of America received $22.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $42.5k from state grants and contracts, and $615k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$104M

2017 Salaries

3.41%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Catholic University of America paid a median of $104M in salaries, which represents 46.3% of their overall expenditure ($225M) and a 3.41% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.39% decline from 2015 and a 1.78% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 215M (42.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$34.7M

Instructional Salaries

400

Number of Employees

In 2017, Catholic University of America paid a total of $34.7M to 400 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $61.3M (31.9%) for similar Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor

Most Common Instructor

155 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

172 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Catholic University of America were Associate professor with 155 employees; Assistant professor with 120 employees; and Assistant professor with 117 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catholic University of America were Office and Administrative Support with 172 employees; Service with 166 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 132 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Male Associate professor

  2. Male Professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Catholic University of America was Male Associate professor with 94 employees, Male Professor with 85 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 68 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Catholic University of America.

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