Washington Theological Union

Overview of Washington Theological Union

Students attend Washington Theological Union in Washington, DC, a large city. The school is proud of its Roman Catholic status. Washington Theological Union is a private, not-for-profit institution. The school degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Washington Theological Union is known for its programs in religion and philosophy.

Washington Theological Union Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission.


Washington Theological Union maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

There are 240 students at the school (as of 2007-2008). A large number of students at Washington Theological Union are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The Washington Theological Union is a Roman Catholic graduate school of theology and ministry. Challenged and inspired by the charisms of its religious communities, the Union educates candidates for ordination, religious and lay men and women of diverse backgrounds for collaborative ministry in the Church and service to the World."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Washington Theological Union

Washington Theological Union
6896 Laurel St NW
Washington , DC 20012
General Phone: (202) 726-8800

Washington Theological Union Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Religion and Philosophy40theology

Number of programs and degrees for Washington Theological Union in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree401

Washington Theological Union Student Body

In 2007-2008, Washington Theological Union had a total enrollment of 240 students (94 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 57%
First Professional 43%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 75%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 12%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 3%
25-29 15%
30-34 12%
35-39 12%
40-49 25%
50-64 30%
65+ 4%

Washington Theological Union Room and Board (2007)

Washington Theological Union offers campus housing for 35 of its 94 (full-time) students.

(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 offers students a meal plan with 15 meals per week.

Washington Theological Union Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount

Financial Aid:
Washington Theological Union participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1006500)

Washington Theological Union Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Assistant professorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: 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 year3$65,5021*
Associate professoracademic year4$59,0181*
Assistant professoracademic year6$60,9881*
All faculty totalacademic year13$61,4233$61,067

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

Washington Theological Union Degree Programs (2007)

Religion And Philosophy
Theology/Theological Studies

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What Sets Washington Theological Union Apart:

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Top 16%Washington Theological Union Dorm rooms per full-time student

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