The Catholic University of America

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$53,040
3.92% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$36,031
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
1.22%
on Student Loans
2022 Acceptance Rate
85.6%
5,801 Applicants
2022 Enrolled Students
4,968
72.7% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
76.3%
552 Graduates

About

The Catholic University of America is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2022, the most popular Bachelors Degree concentrations at The Catholic University of America were General Business Administration & Management (135 degrees awarded), General Psychology (85 degrees), and General Political Science & Government (74 degrees).

In 2022, 1,522 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at The Catholic University of America. 54.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (944 degrees), 5.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (177 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at The Catholic University of America is $53,040, which is $22,890 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at The Catholic University of America is $53,040, which is $22,890 more than the national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $36,031.

In 2022, 94% of undergraduate students attending The Catholic University of America received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 46% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$53,040
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at The Catholic University of America was $53,040. The cost of tuition at The Catholic University of America is $22,890 more than than the overall (public and private) national average for Doctoral Universities ($30,150).

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Average Net Price

$36,031
2022 Value
1.44%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 The Catholic University of America had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $36,031. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of The Catholic University of America grew by 1.44%.

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Other Student Expenses

$16,020
Room and Board
$1,000
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at The Catholic University of America was of $16,020 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 1.26% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
46%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

94% of undergraduate students at The Catholic University of America received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.08% with respect to 2021, when 93% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
1.22%
2019 Default Rate
14
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at The Catholic University of America was 1.22%, which represents 14 out of the 1144 total borrowers.

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Admissions

The Catholic University of America received 5,801 undergraduate applications in 2022, which represents a 1.59% annual growth. Out of those 5,801 applicants, 4,965 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 85.6% acceptance rate.

There were 4,968 students enrolled at The Catholic University of America in 2022.

The Catholic University of America has an overall enrollment yield of 15.4%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

Acceptance Rate

85.6%
Acceptance Rate in 2022
4,965
Accepted Out of 5,801

In 2022, the undergraduate acceptance rate of The Catholic University of America was 85.6% (4,965 admissions from 5,801 applications). This is lower than the acceptance rate of 2021, which was 86%. Between 2021 and 2022, the number of applicants grew by 1.59%, while admissions declined by −2.07%..

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Enrollment

The Catholic University of America had a total enrollment of 4,968 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at The Catholic University of America is 3,614 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,354. This means that 72.7% of students enrolled at The Catholic University of America are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at The Catholic University of America, both undergraduate and graduate, is 59.1% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.07% Black or African American, 4.89% Two or More Races, 3.38% Asian, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0805% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at The Catholic University of America in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (37%), followed by White Male (28.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (9.79%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly White Female (28.1%), followed by White Male (27%) and Black or African American Female (4.97%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

72.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at The Catholic University of America in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,968 students. The full-time enrollment at The Catholic University of America is 3,614 and the part-time enrollment is 1,354. This means that 72.7% of students enrolled at The Catholic University of America are enrolled full-time compared with 77.4% at similar Doctoral Universities.

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Retention Rate over Time

88%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at The Catholic University of America was 88%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Doctoral Universities (84%), The Catholic University of America had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    2,935 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    638 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    401 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at The Catholic University of America is 59.1% White, 12.8% Hispanic or Latino, 8.07% Black or African American, 4.89% Two or More Races, 3.38% Asian, 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0805% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Doctoral Universities is 47.5% White, 15.5% Hispanic or Latino, and 9.58% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 171 students (3.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 126 more women than men received degrees from The Catholic University of America. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at The Catholic University of America is white (944 degrees awarded). There were 5.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (177 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at The Catholic University of America is General Business Administration & Management (135 degrees awarded), followed by General Psychology (85 degrees) and General Political Science & Government (74 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at The Catholic University of America, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Library Science (31 degrees awarded), Theology (113 degrees), and Philosophy and Religious Studies (64 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The Catholic University of America are Social workers, all other (154,162 people), Clergy (107,928 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (50,039 people), Other managers (47,330 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (39,262 people).

The most specialized majors at The Catholic University of America in 2022 are Library Science (31 degrees awarded), Theology (113 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (64 degrees), Legal (117 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (135 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The Catholic University of America are Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, and Dentists

The most specialized majors at The Catholic University of America are Library Science (31 degrees awarded), Theology (113 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (64 degrees), Legal (117 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (135 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at The Catholic University of America are Elementary & secondary schools (125,716 people), Religious organizations (119,438 people), Individual & family services (103,482 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (77,378 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (74,570 people).

The most specialized majors at The Catholic University of America are Library Science (31 degrees awarded), Theology (113 degrees), Philosophy and Religious Studies (64 degrees), Legal (117 degrees), and Public Administration and Social Service (135 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

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Most Common (2022)
  1. 135 degrees awarded
  2. 85 degrees awarded
  3. 74 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common bachelors degree concentration at The Catholic University of America was General Business Administration & Management with 135 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

698
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
824
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 698 degrees were awarded to men at The Catholic University of America, which is 0.847 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (824).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 103 degrees were awarded to men at The Catholic University of America in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.66 times more than the 62 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 104 degrees were awarded to men at The Catholic University of America in Social Work, which is 4.95 times more than the 21 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

68%
100% Completion Time
74%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 68% of students graduating from The Catholic University of America completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 74% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 76% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Female
Highest Graduation Rate (82.4%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at The Catholic University of America is Female and Two or More Races (82.4% graduation rate). Across all Doctoral Universities, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.63% of graduates (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    944 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    177 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    92 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at The Catholic University of America is white (944 degrees awarded). There were 5.33 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (177 degrees).

3.88% of degree recipients (59 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    503 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    441 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    98 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at The Catholic University of America is white female (503 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (441 degrees).

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Operations

The Catholic University of America has an endowment valued at nearly $359M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 18.8M (5.25%) compared to the 1.13% average return (4.2M on 373M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2022, The Catholic University of America had a total salary expenditure of 233M. The Catholic University of America employs 128 Associate professors, 104 Professors and 94 Assistant professors. Most academics at The Catholic University of America are Male Associate professor (77), Male Professor (74), and Female Associate professor (51).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Catholic University of America are: Office and Administrative Support, with 156 employees, Service, with 152 employees, and Management with 148 employees.

Endowment

$359M
2022 Endowment
4.94%
growth from 2021

The Catholic University of America has an endowment valued at about $359M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of The Catholic University of America grew 4.94% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $14.2M lower than than the median endowment of Doctoral Universities according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $36.8M - Federal
  2. $48.8k - State
  3. $644k - Local

As of 2022, The Catholic University of America received $36.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $48.8k from state grants and contracts, and $644k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$117M
2022 Salaries
3.85%
decline from 2021

In 2022, The Catholic University of America paid a median of $117M in salaries, which represents 50.3% of their overall expenditure ($233M) and a 3.85% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Doctoral Universities is 246M (41.5% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$31.4M
Instructional Salaries
334
Number of Employees

In 2022, The Catholic University of America paid a total of $31.4M to 334 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $73.7M (30%) for similar Doctoral Universities.

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Occupations by Share

Associate professor
Most Common Instructor
128 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
156 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at The Catholic University of America were Associate professor with 128 employees, Professor with 104 employees, and Assistant professor with 94 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at The Catholic University of America were Office and Administrative Support with 156 employees, Service with 152 employees, and Management with 148 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Male Associate professor
  2. Male Professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at The Catholic University of America was Male Associate professor with 77 employees, Male Professor with 74 employees, and Female Associate professor with 51 employees.

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