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University of the District of Columbia Overview

University of the District of Columbia is a public institution situated in Washington, District of Columbia. The city atmosphere of Washington makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is University of the District of Columbia Known For?

582 Undergraduate Awards
  • University of the District of Columbia has an impressive student to faculty ratio of 10 to 1.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest award offered at University of the District of Columbia.
  • In 2017-2018, 32% of the faculty were full-time.

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University of the District of Columbia Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at University of the District of Columbia.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Legal Professions (Other) Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Value Human Development & Family Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Business Support & Assistant Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Best Value Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular General Education Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Most Popular Computer Engineering Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#65 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards University of the District of Columbia has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#1 Highest Paid Human Development & Family Studies Graduates College Factual
#5 Highest Paid Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Graduates College Factual

Where Is University of the District of Columbia?

Location of University of the District of Columbia

Contact details for University of the District of Columbia are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4200 Connecticut Ave Nw, Washington, DC 20008
Phone: 202-274-5000
Website: www.udc.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/UofDC
Twitter: https://twitter.com/udc_edu

How Do I Get Into University of the District of Columbia?

You can apply to University of the District of Columbia online at: www.udc.edu/apply/

University of the District of Columbia has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford University of the District of Columbia?

27% Take Out Loans
15.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At University of the District of Columbia, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,893 a year. That adds up to $19,572 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at University of the District of Columbia is 15.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

University of the District of Columbia Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,779 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 3,828 undergraduate students at University of the District of Columbia, with 1,779 being full-time and 2,049 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  University of the District of Columbia

There are also 371 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,779 full-time undergraduates at University of the District of Columbia, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  University of the District of Columbia

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of the District of Columbia students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of University of the District of Columbia Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 35
Black or African American 944
Hispanic or Latino 260
White 110
International Students 289
Other Races/Ethnicities 141

Geographic Diversity

District of Columbia students aren't the only ones who study at University of the District of Columbia. At this time, 10 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 96 countries are represented at University of the District of Columbia. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at University of the District of Columbia

0 Took All Classes Online
426 Took At Least One Class Online
0.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 426 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at University of the District of Columbia has changed over the last few years.

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This is the #2,028 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at University of the District of Columbia regardless of major.

University of the District of Columbia Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Graduate Certificate Master’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 0 67 0 15 82
Accounting 11 28 0 0 39
Political Science & Government 0 38 0 0 38
Liberal Arts General Studies 37 0 0 0 37
Business Support & Assistant Services 31 0 0 0 31
Civil Engineering 0 28 0 0 28
General Education 26 0 0 0 26
Mechanical Engineering 0 26 0 0 26
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 25 0 0 25
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 2 0 21 23
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 0 0 23 23
Computer Information Systems 0 22 0 0 22
Human Development & Family Studies 0 21 0 0 21
General Psychology 0 21 0 0 21
Nursing 18 2 0 0 20
Computer Science 0 16 0 3 19
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 15 0 2 17
Computer Engineering Technology 14 0 0 0 14
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 14 14
Legal Professions (Other) 14 0 0 0 14
Social Work 0 13 0 0 13
General Architecture 0 7 0 3 10
General Biology 0 10 0 0 10
Other Education 0 0 0 10 10
Communication Sciences 0 0 0 10 10
Urban Studies 0 10 0 0 10
Public Administration 0 0 0 10 10
Design & Applied Arts 10 0 0 0 10
Fine & Studio Arts 0 9 0 0 9
Educational Administration 0 0 2 6 8
General English Literature 0 8 0 0 8
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 7 0 0 0 7
Legal Support Services 7 0 0 0 7
Student Counseling 0 0 0 6 6
Public Health 0 6 0 0 6
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 5 0 0 0 5
Nutrition Science 0 4 0 1 5
Natural Resource Management 0 0 0 5 5
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 0 0 4 4
Mechanical Engineering Technology 4 0 0 0 4
Funeral & Mortuary Science 4 0 0 0 4
Hospitality Management 3 0 0 0 3
Mathematics 0 3 0 0 3
Communication & Media Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Architectural Engineering Technology 2 0 0 0 2
Music 1 1 0 0 2
Construction Management 1 0 0 0 1
Finance & Financial Management 0 1 0 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 1 0 0 1
Chemistry 0 1 0 0 1
Marketing 0 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering 0 0 0 0 0
Romance Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Allied Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
History 0 0 0 0 0
Applied Mathematics 0 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0 0
Physics 0 0 0 0 0
Fire Protection 0 0 0 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 0 0 0
Economics 0 0 0 0 0
Other Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 195 387 2 133 717

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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