Catholic University of America

Washington, DC 20064
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Catholic University of America is one of the twelve private, not-for-profit 4-year colleges in District of Columbia. The campus is located in an urban area, in Washington.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 6,023 students attend the school. In the 2017 fall enrollment, 831 freshman students enrolled, and approximately 715 students returned for their sophomore year (which makes its freshman retention rate 86%). Every year 74% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Catholic University of America's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $43,300, and fees were $760. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $43,300 and $760 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students6,023
Student to Faculty Ratio7:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic
Business ModelNot-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Retention Rate86%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 3 80
Master's degree 0 0
Post-master's certificate 0 0
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship 0 5

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Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
07/01/1921 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program
12/01/1952 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program
12/01/1951 - 12/31/2007
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
11/07/2011 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/21/2007 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
04/21/2007 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Formal demonstration of competencies Recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $55
Graduates $60

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$1,715/credit
In State Students$1,715/credit
Out of State Students$1,715/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students$1,770/credit
In State Students$1,770/credit
Out of State Students$1,770/credit

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $77,175 $77,175 $77,175
ADN 70 $120,050 $120,050 $120,050
BSN 125 $214,375 $214,375 $214,375
FNP 50 $88,500 $88,500 $88,500
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 96% of Catholic University of America's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 14% $4,487
Other Federal Grant 9% $1,969
State Grant & Scholarships 4% $1,374
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 94% $23,706
Federal Student Loans 60% $5,977
Private Loans 9% $20,022


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$25,199
$30,001 to $48,000$24,279
$48,001 to $75,000$25,533
$75,001 to $110,000$30,418
Over $110,000$37,158

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Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and District of Columbia state board of nursing.
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064

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