• Address: 620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

  • Phone Number: (202) 319-5000

  • Website: https://www.catholic.edu/academics/online/index.html

About

The Catholic University of America (CUA) is a Catholic, private not-for-profit university which is headquartered in Washington, DC. It was established in the year 1887 and offers commendable education to the students.

It consists of nearly 400 faculties with 94% of them possessing Doctoral or terminal degrees. It has approximately 6,076 students studying both part-time and full-time courses.

The university is both founded and funded by the Bishops of the Catholic Church. It is the only national university of the Catholic Church present in the U.S. It consists of 12 schools and 29 research facilities.

  • The university has a retention rate of 86% and a graduation rate of 74%.

  • CUA acceptance rate is 80% with the student-faculty ratio is 7:1.


Online Education at CUA

The institution started online courses for the students who are staying far away from the university and also for working professionals who want to pursue a degree from the CUA.

CUA online is providing various programs and degrees to its students with its online presence 24/7 helping students to focus on the careers along with the studies.


Reviews

  • The infrastructure and labs are sophisticated.

  • Professors are supportive and helpful to the students. 

  • The curriculum is easy to understand and comprehend.

  • The university is following the traditional education approach.

  • There are many internship opportunities available for the students.

  • The small class size in the university helps the students to interact with the faculties.

Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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FAFSA/Federal School Code

001437

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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE

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Programmatic Accreditation

CCNE, CSWE

Religious Affiliation

Roman Catholic

Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: https://www.catholic.edu/academics/online/index.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation

The university is regionally accredited and is recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Programmatic Accreditation

  • Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

  • Social Work programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education Commission on Accreditation.

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 7: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 84 % Part Time: 75 %
Total Population 6,076
Student Population Full Time: 4,174 Part Time: 1,902
Gender Division Male: 46 % Female: 54 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 66 %

The College Monk

Female: 73 %

Total Graduation Rate: 70 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

The Catholic University of America (CUA) offers 10 online programs across 5 Majors

Nursing

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Human Services

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Law

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Theology

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Education

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Admissions

The Catholic University of America (CUA) Acceptance Rate is 80%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $55
Graduate Application Fee $60

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 5,926
Total Applicants Admitted 4,714
Applicants Enrolled 723
Full time Applicants Enrolled 723
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Neither required nor recommended

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students can apply for financial aid using the FAFSA form. Catholic University Of America federal school code is 001437.

  • Federal Aid provided by the university includes Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational opportunity grant, Direct Subsidized, and Unsubsidized loans, PLUS Loans, and Federal Work study. 

  • The university also provides Institutional Aid with grants and scholarships such as CUA need-based grant, CUA family grant for the students, Archdiocesan Scholarship, CUA Scholarship, Most Reverend David M. O’Connell Service Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, and Legacy Scholarship.

  • Military Aid available includes the Yellow Ribbon Program, Tuition Assistance program, Post 9/11 GI Bill.

93% of the students are awarded Federal, State, and Institutional Aid. 60% of the students were awarded student loans.

$36,009 is the average aid which is awarded for the students as grant or scholarship. 157 students acquired post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,487 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,969 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen June 30th, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loan $5,977 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $5,977 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $20,022 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen Enrolled at least half-time June 30th, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work-Study Varies U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible Satisfactory academic progress. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
CUA Need-Based Grant Varies Demonstrate Financial Need. Full-time Student Varies
CUA Family (Sibling) Grant $2,000 Satisfactory Academic Progress. Undergraduate. Siblings pursuing a degree-seeking course in CUA. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Archdiocesan Scholarship Varies Top of the high school class 3.8 CGPA. Varies
CUA Scholarship $23,706 Exceptional Academic Achievement. Full-time Student. Varies
Most Reverend David M. O’Connell Service Scholarship Varies Fresher. Demonstrate record of service. Varies
Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Varies Transfer Student. Undergraduate. Varies
Legacy Scholarship $1,000 First-year and transfer students. Parent, grandparent or sibling graduated from Catholic University. Varies

Data Source: https://www.catholic.edu/academics/online/index.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
State Grant $1,374 Residents from District Of Columbia. Demonstrate Financial need. October 1st, 2018

Data Source: https://www.catholic.edu/academics/online/index.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Tuition Assistance Program Varies Members of Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 30 days after Sep10,2001. Varies
Post 9/11 GI Bill $26,402 Honorably Discharged from the military. Served 90 days after Sep10,2001. Undergraduate student. Varies

Data Source: https://www.catholic.edu/academics/online/index.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $32,066
$30,001 - $48,000 $29,900
$48,001 - $75,000 $32,876
$75,001 - $110,000 $32,454
Over $110,000 $36,729

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 13% $4,140
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 93% $21,751
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 14% $5,354
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 92% $21,084
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 60% $9,364
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 58% $5,825
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 36,009
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 157 $17,759
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 63 $24,764
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 94 $13,065

Data Source: https://www.catholic.edu/academics/online/index.html, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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