University of the District of Columbia

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2016 Undergraduate Tuition

$4,752

2.61% growth from 2015

2016 Average Net Price

$15,153

After Financial Aid

2015 Student Loan

15.1%

Default Rate

2016 Enrolled Students

4,318

47.7% Full-Time

2016 Graduation Rate

32.7%

17 Graduates

About

University of the District of Columbia is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of the District of Columbia were General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees awarded), General Human Development & Family Studies (38 degrees), and Health Services Administration (24 degrees).

In 2016, 749 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the District of Columbia. 65.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 34.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (430 degrees), 3.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (119 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the District of Columbia is $4,752, which is $-15,408 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the District of Columbia is $4,752, which is $-15,408 less than the national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,153.

In 2016, 55% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,752

2016 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2016, the cost of tuition at University of the District of Columbia was $4,752. The cost of tuition at University of the District of Columbia is $-15,408 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Masters Colleges and Universities ($20,160).

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Average Net Price

$15,153

2016 Value

14.3%

1 Year Growth

In 2016 University of the District of Columbia had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,153. Between 2015 and 2016, the average net price of University of the District of Columbia grew by 14.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,027

Room and Board

$995

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the District of Columbia was of $15,027 in 2016. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $995. The cost of room and board decreased by 3.86% between 2015 and 2016. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 17.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

55%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

39%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

55% of undergraduate students at University of the District of Columbia received grants or loans in 2016. This represents a decline of 9.84% with respect to 2015, when 61% 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.

15.1%

2015 Default Rate

223

Number of Defaults

In 2015 the default rate for borrower's at University of the District of Columbia was 15.1%, which represents 223 out of the 1473 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

University of the District of Columbia received N/A undergraduate applications in N/A, which represents a 0% annual growth. Out of those N/A applicants, N/A students were accepted for enrollment, representing a N/A% acceptance rate.

There were 4,318 students enrolled at University of the District of Columbia in 2016, and N/A% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

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Acceptance Rate

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Acceptance Rate in N/A

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SAT Scores

N/A%

Submission Percentage

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Scores Submitted

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Enrollment

University of the District of Columbia has a total enrollment of 4,318 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the District of Columbia is 2,059 students and the part-time enrollment is 2,259. This means that 47.7% 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 56.6% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.19% White, 2.06% Asian, 1.99% Two or More Races, 0.185% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0926% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of the District of Columbia in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (28.7%), followed by Black or African American Male (19.4%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (5.56%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (31%), followed by Black or African American Male (13.8%) and White Female (11.5%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

47.7%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the District of Columbia, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,318 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the District of Columbia is 2,059 and the part-time enrollment is 2,259. This means that 47.7% of students enrolled at University of the District of Columbia are enrolled full-time compared with 68.7% at similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%

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 University of the District of Columbia was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Masters Colleges and Universities (75%), 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

  1. Black or African American

    2,445

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    436

  3. White

    224

The enrolled student population at University of the District of Columbia is 56.6% Black or African American, 10.1% Hispanic or Latino, 5.19% White, 2.06% Asian, 1.99% Two or More Races, 0.185% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0926% 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 54.7% White, 14.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 13.3% 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, 440 students (10.2%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2016, 231 more women than men received degrees from University of the District of Columbia. The majority of degree recipients at University of the District of Columbia are black or african american (430 degrees awarded). There were 3.61 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (119 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the District of Columbia is General Business Administration & Management (45 degrees awarded), followed by General Human Development & Family Studies (38 degrees) and Health Services Administration (24 degrees).

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 (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (38 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (11 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 University of the District of Columbia are Social workers (189,184 people), Miscellaneous managers (109,479 people), Architects, except naval (99,654 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (69,315 people), and Counselors (49,847 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the District of Columbia are Legal (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (38 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (34 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (27 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 University of the District of Columbia are Public relations specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Sales representatives, wholesale & manufacturing, Financial analysts, and Firstline supervisors of nonretail sales workers

The most specialized majors at University of the District of Columbia are Legal (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (38 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (34 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (27 degrees).

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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 (154,832 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (145,875 people), Individual & family services (109,030 people), Hospitals (86,765 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (64,560 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the District of Columbia are Legal (50 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (38 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (11 degrees), Public Administration and Social Service (34 degrees), and Engineering Technologies (27 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 University of the District of Columbia.

In 2016, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the District of Columbia was General Business Administration & Management with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 259

  2. 490

In 2016, 259 degrees were awarded to men at University of the District of Columbia, which is 0.529 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (490).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2016, 22 degrees were awarded to men at University of the District of Columbia in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.71 times less than the 31 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2016, 50 degrees were awarded to women at University of the District of Columbia in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.94 times more than the 17 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

5%

100% Completion Time

15%

150% Completion Time

In 2016, 5% 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, 15% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% 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.

White Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the District of Columbia is Male and White (100% graduation rate). Across all Masters Colleges and 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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    430 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    119 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    52 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the District of Columbia is black or african american (430 degrees awarded). There were 3.61 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, unknown (119 degrees).

15.9% of degree recipients (119 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    299 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Male

    131 degrees awarded

  3. White Female

    30 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the District of Columbia is black or african american female (299 degrees awarded). There were 2.28 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american male (131 degrees).

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Operations

University of the District of Columbia has an endowment valued at nearly $43.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-1.25M (-2.88%), compared to the 2.07% average return ($597k on $28.9M) across all Masters Colleges and Universities.

In 2015, University of the District of Columbia had a total expenditure of $140M. Of that $140M, they spent $64.8M on salaries and $140M on benefits.

University of the District of Columbia employs 76 Assistant professors, 67 Associate professors, and 55 Professors. Most academics at University of the District of Columbia are Female Assistant professors (44), Male Associate professors(37), and Male Assistant professors (32).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the District of Columbia are: Office and Administrative Support, with 98 employees, Management, with 90 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 87 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$43.5M

2015 Endowment

2.18%

decline from 2014

University of the District of Columbia has an endowment valued at about $43.5M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the District of Columbia declined 2.18% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.6M 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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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $15.5M - Federal

  2. $0 - State

  3. $5.49M - Local

As of 2015, University of the District of Columbia received $15.5M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $5.49M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Primary Expenses

Expenditure values can vary depending on whether the institution is public or private, and are not available for private-for-profit schools.

$64.8M

Salary Expenditure

$140M

Benefits Expenditure

In 2015, University of the District of Columbia had a total expenditure of $140M. Of that $140M, they spent $64.8M on salaries and $140M on benefits.

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Expenditure by Category

This tree map shows all of the primary expenses of Research at University of the District of Columbia as a share of total expenditure.

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Salary Expenditure

$64.8M

2015 Salaries

4.2%

growth from 2014

In 2015, University of the District of Columbia paid a median of $64.8M in salaries, which represents 46.4% of their overall expenditure ($140M) and a 4.2% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.28% decline from 2013 and a 4.84% decline from 2012.

The median for similar Masters Colleges and Universities is 31.3M (42.2% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.1M

Instructional Salaries

211

Number of Employees

In 2015, University of the District of Columbia paid a total of $16.1M to 211 employees working as instructors, which represents 24.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $9.7M (31%) for similar Masters Colleges and Universities.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor

Most Common Instructor

76 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

98 Employees

In 2016, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the District of Columbia were Assistant professor with 76 employees; Associate professor with 67 employees; and Associate professor with 55 employees.

In 2016, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the District of Columbia were Office and Administrative Support with 98 employees; Management with 90 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 87 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Assistant professor

  2. Male Associate professor

  3. Male Assistant professor

In 2016, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the District of Columbia was Female Assistant professor with 44 employees, Male Associate professor with 37 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 32 employees.

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

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