Catholic University of America

Overview


Acceptance Rate
83%
Acceptance Rate by Gender
Percent of Applicants
Tuition & Fees
$44,060
Average Salary in 10 Years
$60,500

Note: 10 years after enrolling at Catholic University of America

Catholic University of America is located in Washington, District of Columbia. It is a mid-size private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 3,315 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is selective as the acceptance rate is 82.6%.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Social Sciences, Engineering, Psychology, and Health Professions and Related Programs. 74% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $48,400.

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About


🗺 620 Michigan Avenue, Ne
Washington, District of Columbia 20064
State District of Columbia
🌐https://www.catholic.edu

Admissions


Catholic University of America has around 6,073 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 17% decide to enroll at Catholic University of America. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 6,073 applicants 41% are men and 59% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 143 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 70 men.

Catholic University of America's acceptance rate is 82.6%. The acceptance rate for men is 79.8% and the acceptance rate for women is 84.5%.

Applicants


Who applies to Catholic University of America?
Number of Applicants
6,073
Number of Applicants per Spot
7
per spot
Male Applicants
41%
Female Applicants
59%

Acceptance Rate


Getting into Catholic University of America
Catholic University of America Acceptance Rate
82.6%
Getting in
Less Selective
Male Acceptance Rate
79.8%
Female Acceptance Rate
84.5%

School Popularity


Do Students Want to Go to Catholic University of America?
Catholic University of America Admissions Yield
17%
of accepted students choose to go to Catholic University of America
Male Admissions Yield
18%
Female Admissions Yield
16%

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
74%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
71%
Women Graduation Rate
76%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend Catholic University of America?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$34,542
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$44,060
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$58,376
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$58,376
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$26,861

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$286
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Catholic University of America would expect to pay over 10 years.
Will you be able to pay off your debt?
1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Catholic University of America Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
96%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
54%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Catholic University of America you can visit https://www.catholic.edu/admission/undergraduate/first-year-students/financial-aid.

Catholic University of America Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $58,376
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $58,376
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from Catholic University of America?

Catholic University of America students, on average, make $60,500 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 6% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Catholic University of America
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Catholic University of America. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
How much will your income increase each year?
5.7%
in early to mid-career

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Catholic University of America.
Median Earnings of Students from Catholic University of America
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Catholic University of America.
Male Students: Average Earnings from Catholic University of America
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Catholic University of America.
Female Students: Average Earnings from Catholic University of America
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Catholic University of America.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Catholic University of America
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Catholic University of America.

Return on Education


What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Catholic University of America? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.0x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Catholic University of America. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Catholic University of America. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School
1.0x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Catholic University of America. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Catholic University of America. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.
Tuition vs. Earnings
Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.

Teaching


Student-Faculty Ratio
7
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$107,853
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at Catholic University of America?
Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
55%
Undergrads
3,315
Total Students
6,023
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
4%
Students over 25
6%
Student Median Household Income
$85,197
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017)

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau

Student Diversity


Who will be your classmates?
Women
54%
of undergraduates
Men
46%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

Catholic University of America has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 85 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 117 women.

International Students
6%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at Catholic University of America
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at Catholic University of America study?
Catholic University of America Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Catholic University of America are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Engineering
  4. Psychology
  5. Health Professions and Related Programs
Approximately 63% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at Catholic University of America?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
86%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Catholic University of America has a retention rate of 86% for full-time undergrads, which is high.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
108
3% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Low

Catholic University of America has around 108 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 3% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Catholic University of America as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

Living in Washington, District of Columbia


City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000
949
in 2017
Source: FBI
City Rape Rate per 100,000
64
in 2017
Source: FBI

Politics in District of Columbia


Presidential Election Results of 2016
Democratic

Politically, District of Columbia tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 91% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 4% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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Return on Education
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