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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
3.47% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
5,926 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
68.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
695 Graduates


The median tuition at Catholic University of America is $41,800, which is $9,590 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,009.

In 2016, 85% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Catholic University of America received 5,926 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.08% annual decline. Out of those 5,926 applicants, 4,714 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 79.5% acceptance rate.

There were 6,076 students enrolled at Catholic University of America in 2016, and N/A of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Catholic University of America has an overall enrollment yield of 15.3%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Catholic University of America has a total enrollment of 6,076 students. The full-time enrollment at Catholic University of America is 4,174 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,902. This means that 68.7% of students enrolled at Catholic University of America are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Catholic University of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 58.4% White, 9.7% Hispanic or Latino, 8.59% Black or African American, 4.64% Two or More Races, 3.36% Asian, 0.15% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.03% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Catholic University of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (18.6%), followed by White Male (15.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (3.87%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Male (5.22%), followed by White Female (3.8%) and Black or African American Female (0.69%).

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In 2016, 98 more women than men graduated from Catholic University of America. The majority of students graduating from Catholic University of America are White. These 1,061 graduates mean that there were 6.67 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 159 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Catholic University of America is General Political Science & Government with 85 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 79 graduates and Registered Nursing with 63 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Catholic University of America, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Library Science, with 39 graduates, followed by Theology with 171 graduates and Architecture and Related Services with 95 graduates.


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Catholic University of America has an endowment valued at nearly $319M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $32.3M (10.1%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Catholic University of America had a total expenditure of $219M. Of that $219M, they spent $102M on salaries and $23.1M on benefits.

Catholic University of America employs 146 Associate professors, 136 Assistant professors, and 112 Professors. Most academics at Catholic University of America are Male Associate professors (90), Male Professors (84), and Male Assistant professors (71).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Catholic University of America are: Service, with 169 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 150 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 127 employees.



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