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FAFSA Code

About Catholic Distance University (CDU)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

203

Website

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DEAC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Roman Catholic

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

No

Catholic Distance University is a private not-for-profit institution that was established by a Bishop Thomas J. Welsh in the year 1983. It is a Christian University which offers online programs. The mission of Catholic Distance college is to speak the thoughts and heart of the Church in a virtual world. The university provides distance education, educates instructors and newbies worldwide in Catholic theology, the liberal arts, and religion improvement for the growth of faith, ecclesial provider, and management for the New Evangelization.

The objective of a Catholic university is to assure in an institutional manner a Christian presence in the university world confronting the great problems of society and culture, every Catholic university, as a Catholic. CDU is listed as an approved, degree-granting institution of Catholic higher education in the United States by the USCCB.

CDU is very determined to achieve it's targeted Mission and hence it continuously supervises whether the students are able to meet the expectations of the institutional outcome in terms of the various courses and programs which they undertake. Catholic Distance University’s Institutional Outcomes are valued traits cultivated within the CDU learning community that serves as desired outcomes across all degree and non-degree programs.

  • There are 159 students enrolled in the university which include 14 full-time and 145 part-time enrollments.

  • The student-faculty ratio is 9: 1.

  • The total graduation rate of the university is 48.4%.

  • University accreditation - The university is well recognized and is regionally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission.

  • The total retention rate of the university is 72%.


Online Education at CDU

Catholic Distance University was one of the first higher-education initiatives in the country to offer distance learning and online educational opportunities. CDU offers academically excellent courses within an engaged learning community. The online program involves an asynchronous learning activity, wherein a student can study wherever he wishes to.

  • CDU’s non-credit online courses provide continuing education in basic catechetics, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the Constitutions of Vatican II, the history of the Catholic Church in America, Church teachings on Catholic morality, spirituality, prayer, and Mary’s role in the Church.

  • CDU offers a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in theology, an associate’s degree in Catholic Studies and certificates in other disciplines.

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Reviews

Some of the reviews given to the college include

  • Catholic Distance offers high-quality education. The professors are gifted and talented in their field of study and the students are seekers of God. One can have a wonderful time learning the various theological subjects and get great guidance from eminent professors and the greatest beauty of the college lies in the fact that all students are treated as equal.

  • The beauty of the school is that every single student matters to the staff and faculty, no one is ever left behind. The online format offers a great deal of flexibility while providing thought-provoking and supportive engagement with students from around the world. CDU is also military-friendly and has many students with military affiliations.

Location & Contact

Address

115 West Congress Street

Contact

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Phone: 88825442380
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Rankings

The University ranks #1050 of 1158 in most popular Universities offering Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities (According to collegefactual.com).

The University ranks # 217 of 420 in most popular Universities offering Theology & Religious Vocations (According to collegefactual.com).

The University ranks # 91 of 242 in most popular Universities offering Theological & Ministerial Studies (According to collegefactual.com).

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

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Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

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SAT Range

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ACT Range

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Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

N/A

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

N/A

Applicants who want to apply for Catholic Distance University can apply for courses in any of the six terms that college offers.

Catholic Distance University does not discriminate students in its admission because of race, sex, color, creed, age, religion, or national origin.

official high school or college transcripts are required for the admission process.

Applicants presenting official transcripts are not required to provide SAT, ACT, or GRE scores.

Catholic Distance School is comparatively strict regarding academics. Undergraduate students are required to maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to continue in the undergraduate programs (AA and BA), an Associate of Arts in the Liberal Arts or Catechetical Diploma degrees. Students whose cumulative GPA drops below a 2.0 will face academic probation.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

Average Annual Cost

$9,150

Books And Supplies

$625

Other Fees

$1,025

Tuition fees at Catholic Distance University is $10,175 for both in-state and out-state students. The books and supplies are at $625.

Catholic Distance University charge part-time students’ certain fees typically, but these fees are not as much as those charged to full-time students.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

3:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

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Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

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Academic Calendar

Other academic year

Research Funding per Student

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Faculty Overview

88%

Male Professors

13%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Theological and Ministerial Studies

11 Graduates

Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

2 Graduates

Student Body

Undergraduate Students

84

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

6%

Full-time

10%

Part-time

90%

Students Gender

Male

51%

US National: 44%

Female

49%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

60% White

19% Unknown

0% Black

17% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

0% Non Resident alien

4% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

100%

Out Of State

0%

In State

0%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

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Campus Life

Housing

The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

On Campus Housing Available

No

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

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Undergrads in College Housing

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Averege Housing Cost

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Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available

No

Average Meal Plan Available

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Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

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School Colors

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Varsity Athletics Association

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Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

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Total Male Athletes

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Total Female Athletes

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Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

No

Campus Emergency Phones

No

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

No

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

No

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

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Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

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Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

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Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Financial Aid helps students financially who are in need, or who are eligible for it. Students are required to fill the FAFSA form in order to apply for the financial aid program. Catholic Distance University federal school code is 041242.

The university collaborates with the federal state government to mitigate the burden of the fellow students by providing them financial aid which comprises of grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.

  • Federal Aid includes Pell Grant, Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loans.

  • Military Aid consists of Post 9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program, Tuition Assistance Program and few more.

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