Catholic University of America

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$41,800

3.47% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$36,009

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

3.45%

Default Rate

2016 Acceptance Rate

79.5%

5,926 Applicants

2016 Enrolled Students

6,076

68.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

70.1%

695 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 General Political Science & Government (85 degrees awarded), General Psychology (79 degrees), and Registered Nursing (63 degrees).

In 2016, 1,796 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Catholic University of America. 52.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.3% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (1,061 degrees), 6.67 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (159 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Catholic University of America is $41,800, which is $15,944 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Catholic University of America is $41,800, which is $15,944 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,009.

In 2016, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$41,800

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at Catholic University of America was $41,800. The cost of tuition at Catholic University of America is $15,944 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($25,856).

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Average Net Price

$36,009

2016 Value

1.57%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 Catholic University of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,009. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of Catholic University of America grew by 1.57%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,356

Room and Board

$838

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Catholic University of America was of $13,356 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $838. The cost of room and board decreased by 8% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 16.2% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

85%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

54%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

85% of undergraduate students at Catholic University of America received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a growth of 2.41% with respect to 2015, when 83% 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.

3.45%

2015 Default Rate

50

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at Catholic University of America was 3.45%, which represents 50 out of the 1448 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 5,926 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.08% annual decline. Out of those 5,926 applicants, 4,714 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,076 students enrolled at Catholic University of America in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Catholic University of America has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

79.5%

Acceptance Rate in 2016

4,714

Accepted Out of 5,926

In 2016, the undergraduate acceptance rate of Catholic University of America was 79.5% (4,714 admissions from 5,926 applications). This is higher than the acceptance rate of 2015, which was 78.6%. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of applicants declined by -1.08%, while admissions grew by 0.149%.

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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 2016 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

Catholic University of America has a total enrollment of 6,076 students. The full-time enrollment at Catholic University of America is 4,174 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,902. This means that 68.7% 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 58.4% White, 9.71% Hispanic or Latino, 8.59% Black or African American, 4.64% Two or More Races, 3.36% Asian, 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0329% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catholic University of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (36.5%), followed by White Male (30.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (7.59%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (29.4%), followed by White Female (21.4%) and Black or African American Female (3.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

68.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Catholic University of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,076 students. The full-time enrollment at Catholic University of America is 4,174 and the part-time enrollment is 1,902. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Catholic University of America are enrolled full-time compared with 78.1% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

84%

2016 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 84%. 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

    3,548

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    590

  3. Black or African American

    522

The enrolled student population at Catholic University of America is 58.4% White, 9.71% Hispanic or Latino, 8.59% Black or African American, 4.64% Two or More Races, 3.36% Asian, 0.148% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0329% 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 51.9% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.36% 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, 403 students (6.63%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 98 more women than men received degrees from Catholic University of America. The majority of degree recipients at Catholic University of America are white (1,061 degrees awarded). There were 6.67 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (159 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Catholic University of America is General Political Science & Government (85 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (79 degrees) and Registered Nursing (63 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 (39 degrees awarded), Theology (171 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (95 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 (103,597 people), Architects, except naval (98,615 people), Miscellaneous managers (53,798 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (38,933 people), and Postsecondary teachers (30,250 people).

The most specialized majors at Catholic University of America are Library Science (39 degrees awarded), Theology (171 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (95 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (63 degrees), and Legal (151 degrees).

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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 Catholic University of America are Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Physicians & surgeons, Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Catholic University of America are Library Science (39 degrees awarded), Theology (171 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (95 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (63 degrees), and Legal (151 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 (129,011 people), Religious organizations (117,839 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (60,953 people), Elementary & secondary schools (54,839 people), and Construction (45,276 people).

The most specialized majors at Catholic University of America are Library Science (39 degrees awarded), Theology (171 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (95 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (63 degrees), and Legal (151 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. 85 degrees awarded

  2. 79 degrees awarded

  3. 63 degrees awarded

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Catholic University of America was General Political Science & Government with 85 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 849

  2. 947

In 2016, 849 degrees were awarded to men at Catholic University of America, which is 0.897 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (947).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 77 degrees were awarded to men at Catholic University of America in Law, which is 1.26 times more than the 61 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 93 degrees were awarded to women at Catholic University of America in Social Work, which is 7.75 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

60%

100% Completion Time

67%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 60% 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, 67% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 67% 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.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (83.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Catholic University of America is Female and Asian (83.3% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (67.2%).

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, 15.7% of graduates (109 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,061 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    159 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    154 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Catholic University of America is white (1,061 degrees awarded). There were 6.67 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (159 degrees).

8.85% of degree recipients (159 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    551 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    510 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Catholic University of America is white female (551 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (510 degrees).

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Operations

Catholic University of America has an endowment valued at nearly $319M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $32.3M (10.1%), compared to the 1.54% average return ($4.18M on $271M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Catholic University of America had a total expenditure of $220M. Of that $220M, they spent $111M on salaries and $220M on benefits.

Catholic University of America employs 155 Associate professors, 136 Assistant professors, and 113 Professors. Most academics at Catholic University of America are Male Associate professors (98), Male Professors(82), and Male Assistant professors (75).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catholic University of America are: Office and Administrative Support, with 171 employees, Service, with 166 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 138 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$319M

2015 Endowment

7.38%

growth from 2014

Catholic University of America has an endowment valued at about $319M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of Catholic University of America grew 7.38% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $48.1M 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. $24.1M - Federal

  2. $234k - State

  3. $321k - Local

As of 2015, Catholic University of America received $24.1M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $234k from state grants and contracts, and $321k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

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$111M

Salary Expenditure

$220M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, Catholic University of America had a total expenditure of $220M. Of that $220M, they spent $111M on salaries and $220M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

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Salary Expenditure

$111M

2015 Salaries

1.78%

growth from 2014

In 2015, Catholic University of America paid a median of $111M in salaries, which represents 50.5% of their overall expenditure ($220M) and a 1.78% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.73% decline from 2013 and a 2.54% growth from 2012.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 206M (43.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$35M

Instructional Salaries

399

Number of Employees

In 2015, Catholic University of America paid a total of $35M to 399 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $62.1M (30.2%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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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

171 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at Catholic University of America were Associate professor with 155 employees; Assistant professor with 136 employees; and Assistant professor with 113 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catholic University of America were Office and Administrative Support with 171 employees; Service with 166 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 138 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 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Catholic University of America was Male Associate professor with 98 employees, Male Professor with 82 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 75 employees.

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

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