University of the District of Columbia

Overview


Tuition & Fees
$12,092
Average Salary in 10 Years
$39,400

Note: 10 years after enrolling at University of the District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia is located in Washington, District of Columbia. It is a small public school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 3,859 undergraduate students enrolled.

Popular majors include Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, Legal Professions and Studies, and Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences. 16% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $32,800.

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About


🗺 4200 Connecticut Ave Nw
Washington, District of Columbia 20008
State District of Columbia
🌐www.udc.edu

Application


Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate
16%
within 6 years
Men Graduation Rate
11%
Women Graduation Rate
19%
Undergrad Graduation Rate
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Cost


Can you afford to attend University of the District of Columbia?
Average Cost After Financial Aid
$15,532
for one year

Source: Dept. of Education
Published Tuition & Fees
$12,092
Excludes housing

Source: Dept. of Education
Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$12,092
per year
In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing
$5,756
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?
Median Student Debt
$23,500

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
How much will you pay each month?
$250
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of University of the District of Columbia would expect to pay over 10 years.

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.

University of the District of Columbia Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid
83%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education
Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan
39%
of students

Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at University of the District of Columbia you can visit www.udc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/.

University of the District of Columbia Tuition and Room & Board
Out-of-State Tuition
Total Cost: $12,092
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
In-State Tuition
Total Cost: $5,756
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Career & Salary


How much money will you make after graduating from University of the District of Columbia?

University of the District of Columbia students, on average, make $39,400 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from University of the District of Columbia
Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at University of the District of Columbia. 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?
4.7%
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 University of the District of Columbia.
Median Earnings of Students from University of the District of Columbia
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 University of the District of Columbia.
Male Students: Average Earnings from University of the District of Columbia
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 University of the District of Columbia.
Female Students: Average Earnings from University of the District of Columbia
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 University of the District of Columbia.
Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at University of the District of Columbia
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 University of the District of Columbia.

Return on Education


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

Is it worth your money to attend University of the District of Columbia? 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
3.3x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of the District of Columbia. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of the District of Columbia. 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
2.9x

Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at University of the District of Columbia. Salary is for the number of years after you start at University of the District of Columbia. 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
10
students per faculty
Average Professional Salary
$103,912
for full-time professors
Salary Group: Medium-High

Graduate School


Can you go to grad school at University of the District of Columbia?
Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree

Students


Undergraduate Focus
91%
Undergrads
3,859
Total Students
4,247
undergrads and grad students
Part-Time Students
52%
Students over 25
53%
Student Median Household Income
$51,577
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
57%
of undergraduates
Men
43%
of undergraduates
Are there more men or more women?
Slightly More Women

University of the District of Columbia has slightly more female students than male students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 75 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 133 women.

International Students
11%
of undergraduates
Undergraduate Student Diversity at University of the District of Columbia
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Student Age
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Where are Students from?
Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
What do students at University of the District of Columbia study?
University of the District of Columbia Popular Majors
Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at University of the District of Columbia are:

  1. Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
  2. Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
  3. Health Professions and Related Programs
  4. Legal Professions and Studies
  5. Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Approximately 53% of students choose to study one of these majors.

Student Satisfaction


Will you be happy at University of the District of Columbia?
Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate
73%
Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate
38%
Students Who Transfer Out of University of the District of Columbia
28%

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.

University of the District of Columbia has a retention rate of 73% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

Transfers


Undergraduate Transfers
299
8% of undergraduates
Transfer In Rate
Medium-Low

University of the District of Columbia has around 299 students who transfer into the school each year. This is somewhat low at approximately 8% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see University of the District of Columbia 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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