The Catholic University of America

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$48,600
3.51% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$36,228
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.45%
Default Rate
2020 Acceptance Rate
82.2%
6,258 Applicants
2020 Enrolled Students
5,366
73.2% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
74.2%
616 Graduates

About

The 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 The Catholic University of America were General Political Science & Government (83 degrees awarded), General Psychology (70 degrees), and Registered Nursing (66 degrees).

In 2020, 1,569 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The Catholic University of America. 56.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (890 degrees), 5.63 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The Catholic University of America is $48,600, which is $19,971 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at The Catholic University of America is $48,600, which is $19,971 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,228.

In 2020, 90% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 50% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$48,600
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at The Catholic University of America was $48,600. The cost of tuition at The Catholic University of America is $19,971 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($28,629).

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Average Net Price

$36,228
2020 Value
0.284%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 The Catholic University of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,228. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of The Catholic University of America grew by 0.284%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,260
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The Catholic University of America was of $15,260 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of room and board increased by 4.16% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 19.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

90%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
50%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

90% of undergraduate students at The Catholic University of America received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2019, when 88% 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.
2.45%
2018 Default Rate
29
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at The Catholic University of America was 2.45%, which represents 29 out of the 1183 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

The Catholic University of America received 6,258 undergraduate applications in 2020, which represents a 10.4% annual growth. Out of those 6,258 applicants, 5,146 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 82.2% acceptance rate.

There were 5,366 students enrolled at The Catholic University of America in 2020, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

The Catholic University of America has an overall enrollment yield of 12.2%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

82.2%
Acceptance Rate in 2020
5,146
Accepted Out of 6,258

In 2020, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The Catholic University of America was 82.2% (5,146 admissions from 6,258 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2019, which was 85.4%. Between 2019 and 2020, the number of applicants grew by 10.4%, while admissions grew by 6.37%.

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SAT Scores

N/A%
Submission Percentage
N/A
Scores Submitted

N/A% of enrolled first-time students at The Catholic University of America in 2020 submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Enrollment

The Catholic University of America has a total enrollment of 5,366 students. The full-time enrollment at The Catholic University of America is 3,930 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,436. This means that 73.2% of students enrolled at The Catholic University of America are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The Catholic University of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 60.6% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 3.19% Asian, 0.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0559% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The Catholic University of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (39.4%), followed by White Male (29.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (8.49%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Male (27.8%), followed by White Female (25.8%) and Black or African American Female (5.62%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

73.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The Catholic University of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,366 students. The full-time enrollment at The Catholic University of America is 3,930 and the part-time enrollment is 1,436. This means that 73.2% of students enrolled at The Catholic University of America are enrolled full-time compared with 76.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

86%
2020 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 The Catholic University of America was 86%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84.5%), The 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
    3,254
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    629
  3. Black or African American
    370

The enrolled student population at The Catholic University of America is 60.6% White, 11.7% Hispanic or Latino, 6.9% Black or African American, 4.58% Two or More Races, 3.19% Asian, 0.13% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0559% 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 49.8% White, 15.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.74% 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, 227 students (4.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 199 more women than men received degrees from The Catholic University of America. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The Catholic University of America is white (890 degrees awarded). There were 5.63 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The Catholic University of America is General Political Science & Government (83 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (70 degrees) and Registered Nursing (66 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at The Catholic University of America, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Theology (128 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (74 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The Catholic University of America are Social workers, all other (155,974 people), Clergy (114,684 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (104,223 people), Other managers (59,290 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (39,654 people).

The most specialized majors at The Catholic University of America are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Theology (128 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (74 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (65 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (184 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 The Catholic University of America are Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Dentists, and Sales managers

The most specialized majors at The Catholic University of America are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Theology (128 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (74 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (65 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (184 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 The Catholic University of America are Architectural, engineering & related services (139,670 people), Religious organizations (127,216 people), Elementary & secondary schools (118,300 people), Individual & family services (103,823 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (84,366 people).

The most specialized majors at The Catholic University of America are Library Science (36 degrees awarded), Theology (128 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (74 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (65 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (184 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 The Catholic University of America.
Most Common
  1. 83 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 70 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 66 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The Catholic University of America was General Political Science & Government with 83 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

685
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
884
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 685 degrees were awarded to men at The Catholic University of America, which is 0.775 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (884).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 55 degrees were awarded to men at The Catholic University of America in Other Theology & Religious Vocations, which is 2.62 times more than the 21 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 151 degrees were awarded to women at The Catholic University of America in Social Work, which is 6.04 times more than the 25 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
76%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 68% of students graduating from The Catholic University of America completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 76% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% 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 Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (87.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at The Catholic University of America is Female and White (87.1% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 2.27% of graduates (14 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    890 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    158 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    133 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The Catholic University of America is white (890 degrees awarded). There were 5.63 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (158 degrees).

5.1% of degree recipients (80 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    517 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    373 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    87 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The Catholic University of America is white female (517 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (373 degrees).

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Operations

The Catholic University of America has an endowment valued at nearly $267M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.81M (0.68%), compared to the 3.48% average return ($10.5M on $302M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2020, The Catholic University of America had a total salary expenditure of $235M. The Catholic University of America employs 137 Associate professors, 103 Assistant professors, and 102 Professors. Most academics at The Catholic University of America are Male Professors (76), Male Associate professors(74), and Female Associate professors (63).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Catholic University of America are: Service, with 165 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 162 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 144 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$267M
2020 Endowment
1.09%
decline from 2019

The Catholic University of America has an endowment valued at about $267M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of The Catholic University of America declined 1.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $35M lower 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. $26.3M - Federal
  2. $36.1k - State
  3. $615k - Local

As of 2020, The Catholic University of America received $26.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $36.1k from state grants and contracts, and $615k from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$123M
2020 Salaries
1.16%
growth from 2019

In 2020, The Catholic University of America paid a median of $123M in salaries, which represents 52.3% of their overall expenditure ($235M) and a 1.16% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 11.7% growth from 2018 and a 4.56% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 238M (43% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.4M
Instructional Salaries
351
Number of Employees

In 2020, The Catholic University of America paid a total of $31.4M to 351 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.5% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $69.9M (29.4%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
137 Employees
Service
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
165 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at The Catholic University of America were Associate professor with 137 employees; Assistant professor with 103 employees; and Assistant professor with 102 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Catholic University of America were Service with 165 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 162 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 144 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Male Associate professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The Catholic University of America was Male Professor with 76 employees, Male Associate professor with 74 employees, and Female Associate professor with 63 employees.

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

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