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University Of The District Of Columbia

University Of The District Of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia is a public university located in Washington, D.C. It was founded on August 1, 1977. The university offers more than 175 undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs in diverse areas of study. UDC is divided into the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • David A. Clarke School of Law
  • School of Business and Public Administration
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

UDC's Division of Community Outreach and Extension Services offers an array of practical, non-academic educational and training programs to its students. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Firebirds and compete in the NCAA's Division II.

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Contacting University of the District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington , DC 20008
General Phone: (202) 274-5000
http://www.udc.edu

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University of the District of Columbia Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Business and Management124business, business management, purchasing and contract management, business administration, accounting technology, accounting and related services, finance, marketing studies, business and related services ...
Family and Social Work82food and nutrition, child development, public administration, social work, social service professions
Liberal Arts56French language, Spanish language, English, English composition, economics, political science, sociology, urban studies, history ...
Medical Support and Technology37speech pathology, radiation therapist, respiratory care tech
Security and Law Enforcement33corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Science20biology, anatomical sciences, endocrinology, chemistry, physics courses
Computer Science and Engineering19computer and info science, computer and info science courses, information science, computer science, computer support, software engineering
Engineering Technician18civil engineering tech, electrical/electronic tech, electromechanical instrument tech, water quality and recycling tech, aerospace engineering tech, construction engineering tech
Engineering16architectural engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering
Photography and Commercial Art16commercial art, multimedia, printmaking
Nursing and Emergency Medicine14various nursing
Media13graphic communications, printing press operation, graphic communications courses
Education and Teaching12special ed, elementary school teaching, early childhood education, education courses
Therapy and Counseling12psychology, clinical psychology, counseling psychology
Fine Arts9painting
Funeral and Mortuary Science7embalming
Office and Administration6administrative assistant, business support services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6health and physical education, health and fitness
Law6legal research, legal secretary, legal professions
Conservation and Resource Management4environmental science
Architecture and Planning3architecture
Transportation3aviation tech
Music2music
Drama and Performing Arts2drama
Hospitality1hospitality administration
Mathematics1mathematics
Design0design and visual communication
Medicine0public health courses

Number of programs and degrees for University of the District of Columbia in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Awarded
Number of
Programs
Bachelor's degree31856
Associate's degree15229
Master's degree5214

University of the District of Columbia Student Body

University of the District of Columbia is a historically black college.

In 2007-2008, University of the District of Columbia had a total enrollment of 5,371 students (7,056 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
Unknown 100%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 15%
20-21 13%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

ResidencePercent
Washington, DC48%
(International Students)19%
State unknown7%
Maryland6%
New York3%
Texas2%
Virginia2%
New Jersey2%
California1%
Pennsylvania1%
North Carolina1%
Maine1%
South Carolina1%
Florida1%
Missouri1%

University of the District of Columbia Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %
Part-Time 34 %

University of the District of Columbia Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Washington, District of Columbia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other District of Columbia Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

University of the District of Columbia Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 3,140
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,780
Books and supplies $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
University of the District of Columbia participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 144100)

University of the District of Columbia Faculty

University of the District of Columbia has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Tenured10369
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2920
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1214

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year6$42,6011*
All faculty totalcalendar year6$42,6012*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year56$95,52639$95,285
Associate professoracademic year44$74,11137$74,749
Assistant professoracademic year33$58,80321$58,977
Instructoracademic year5$54,2314$52,045
All faculty totalacademic year138$78,420101$78,500

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

University of the District of Columbia Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

SportConference
Basketball Independent Northeast Region
Track Other

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

SportMenWomenTotal
Total282351
Baseball61117
Track314
All Other Sports191130

University of the District of Columbia Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Accounting and Related Services, Other
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Marketing, Other
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Sciences, Other
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Design
Design and Visual Communications, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Education, Other
Elementary Education and Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering
Architectural Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electromechanical Instrumentation/Maintenance Techs, Other
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Social Work

Fine Arts
Painting

Funeral And Mortuary Science
Mortuary Science and Embalming/Embalmer

Hospitality
Hospitality Administration/Management, Other

Law
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies, Other

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Composition
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Political Science and Government, General
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Urban Studies/Affairs

Mathematics
Mathematics, General

Media
Graphic Communications, General
Graphic Communications, Other
Printing Press Operator

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist

Medicine
Public Health, Other

Music
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art
Intermedia/Multimedia
Printmaking

Science
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other
Chemistry, General
Endocrinology
Physics, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Corrections
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
Psychology, General

Transportation
Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General

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University of the District of Columbia Highlights

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What Sets University of the District of Columbia Apart:

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Top 9%University of the District of Columbia Minority % of student body
% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 10%University of the District of Columbia % of degrees in family and social work
Number of degree programs
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Top 10%University of the District of Columbia Number of degree programs
% of degrees in funeral and mortuary science
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Top 11%University of the District of Columbia % of degrees in funeral and mortuary science
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% of degrees in computer science and engineering
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% students 40 years or older
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Top 18%University of the District of Columbia % students 40 years or older
% of degrees in engineering
(for open-admission colleges)
Top 19%University of the District of Columbia % of degrees in engineering
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Top 19%University of the District of Columbia Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in business and management
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 19%University of the District of Columbia % of degrees in business and management

Notable:
checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked Offers athletic scholarships
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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