University of the District of Columbia: Statistics

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#2296 of 14,131 In the World
#675 of 2,597 In North America
#620 of 2,496 In the United States
#8 of 15 In District of Columbia
#7 of 14 In Washington
#887 of 1,044 For Social Work

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
66%
Aid receiving
87%
Undergraduates
3,385
Graduates
340
Male:Female Ratio
37:63
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
www.udc.edu

University of the District of Columbia Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

811 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

Admissions requirements

The University of the District of Columbia has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 2273 (61%)
Hispanic 595 (16%)
White 232 (6%)
Nonresident Alien 224 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 210 (6%)
Two or more races 115 (3%)
Asian 65 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 4 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$9,147
Students receiving aid
87%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $5,292$9,234
Tuition in-state $5,292$9,234
Tuition out-of-state $12,144$17,748
Fee in-district $860$860
Fee in-state $860$860
Fee out-of-state $860$860

University of the District of Columbia Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's Master's
Business Administration and Management, General 21 55 20
Education, General 45
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies 33
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other 30
Computer Science 26 3
Human Development and Family Studies, General 29
Political Science and Government, General 27
Architecture 16 10
Legal Professions and Studies, Other 25
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 24
Accounting 23
Civil Engineering, General 22
Information Technology 19
Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling & Counselor 19
Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technologies & Technicians, Other 16 2
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist 18
Legal Studies 17
Public Administration 16
Social Work 15
Education, Other 14
Mechanical Engineering 13
Psychology, General 13
Business & Office Automation & Technology & Data Entry 12
Computer Software Technology & Technician 12
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 11
English Language and Literature, General 10
Graphic Design 10
Nutrition Sciences 10
Urban Studies & Affairs 10
Legal Assistant & Paralegal 9
Securities Services Administration & Management 9
Health Services Administration 8
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services 6
Elementary Education and Teaching 6
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management 6
Corrections Administration 5
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 5
Hospitality Administration & Management, Other 5
Architectural Engineering Technologies & Technicians 4
Art & Art Studies, General 4
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 4
Finance, General 4
Accounting Technology & Technician and Bookkeeping 3
Aeronautical & Aerospace Engineering Technology & Technician 3
Chemistry, General 3
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 3
Mortuary Science and Embalming & Embalmer 3
Oncology and Cancer Biology 3
Respiratory Therapy Technician & Assistant 3
Adult and Continuing Education Administration 2
Fashion Merchandising 2
Mathematics, General 2
Music, General 2
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1
Civil Engineering, Other 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 1
Grand Total 220 374 159
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 23% 33% 15%
  • Full-time retention rate - 71%
  • Part-time retention rate - 40%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,146
Citations
22,207

Publication / Citation count by topic

Engineering
278 / 6,023
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
272 / 2,502
Computer Science
271 / 6,533
Medicine
187 / 4,057
Chemistry
149 / 2,511
Physics
108 / 1,485
Biology
106 / 3,819
Political Science
95 / 143
Materials Science
86 / 1,143
Mathematics
76 / 763
Psychology
75 / 1,495
Business
73 / 1,491
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
73 / 580
Environmental Science
69 / 1,278
Computer Networking
67 / 2,174
Law
63 / 111
Sociology
62 / 239
Art & Design
48 / 192
Economics
44 / 246
Cyber Security
40 / 3,020
Demography
38 / 1,032
Health Science
34 / 132
Oncology and Cancer research
31 / 1,168
Communications and Public Relations
30 / 66
Education Majors
24 / 118
Blockchain and Cryptography
23 / 307
Math Teachers
23 / 125
Pharmacy
20 / 252
Condensed Matter Physics
20 / 99
Multimedia
19 / 167
Telecommunications
18 / 1,837
Criminology and Criminal Justice
18 / 41
Nanotechnology
18 / 845
Renewable Energy Engineering
17 / 63
Geology
17 / 452
Data Science
16 / 81
Geography and Cartography
16 / 427
Development Studies
15 / 66
Public Health
15 / 474
Gerontology
14 / 169

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 13 69
1992 14 128
1993 15 141
1994 22 157
1995 17 183
1996 11 206
1997 12 221
1998 13 225
1999 16 268
2000 15 288
2001 2 363
2002 14 537
2003 11 548
2004 13 616
2005 20 702
2006 32 833
2007 27 949
2008 48 1119
2009 41 1256
2010 55 1356
2011 67 1555
2012 71 1614
2013 91 1851
2014 81 2101
2015 57 2246
2016 50 2047
2017 74 2068
2018 82 1901
2019 83 1875
2020 86 2001
2021 110 1978

Notable alumni

  1. Kojo Nnamdi

    Kojo Nnamdi
    Born in
    Guyana Flag Guyana
    Years
    1945-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    radio personalityjournalist
    Biography

    Rex Orville Montague Paul, better known as Kojo Nnamdi, is a Guyanese-born American radio journalist based in Washington, D. C. He is the host of The Kojo Nnamdi Show and The Politics Hour on WAMU, and hosted the Evening Exchange broadcast on WHUT-TV from 1985 to 2011.

  2. Rosalind Howells, Baroness Howells of St Davids

    Rosalind Howells, Baroness Howells of St Davids
    Born in
    Grenada Flag Grenada
    Years
    1931-.. (age 91)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Rosalind Patricia-Anne Howells, Baroness Howells of St Davids is a British Labour politician, who formerly served as member of the House of Lords.

  3. Kenneth B. Ellerbe

    Kenneth B. Ellerbe
    Years
    20th Century
    Biography

    Kenneth B. Ellerbe was an American firefighter who served as the fire chief of the District of Columbia Fire & EMS Department from January 1, 2011 to July 2, 2014. He was chosen by mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray in December 2010.

  4. Jet Lowe

    Jet Lowe
    Years
    1947-.. (age 75)
    Occupations
    architectural photographerphotographer
    Biography

    John T. "Jet" Lowe is an American photographer. He is one of the photographers employed by the U.S. National Park Service on the Historic American Buildings Survey and Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) projects, and was the supervisor of engineering photography for HAER until his retirement in July 2013. His book, Industrial Eye: Photographs by Jet Lowe from the Historic American Engineering Record was published in 1986 by the Preservation Press.

  5. Tawanna P. Gaines

    Tawanna P. Gaines
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Tawanna Phyllis Gaines is an American politician who represented district 22 in the Maryland House of Delegates from December 2001 to October 2019. She resigned in the face of federal corruption charges and was sentenced to six months in prison.

  6. Nick Charles

    Nick Charles
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Nicholas Patrick Charles II is an American politician, elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2018 to represent District 25, which includes major landmarks such as Andrew's Air Force Base and Prince George's Community College. The district is located in Prince George's County and comprises two municipalities, The City of District Heights, Maryland the Town of Morningside, Maryland, and multiple unincorporated communities Forestville, Capitol Heights, Suitland, Largo, Kettering, Clinton, Temple Hills, Westphalia, and Upper Marlboro. He is the Chairman of the Prince George’s County House Delegation which consists of 23 Maryland State Delegates that all represent various parts of Prince George's County.

General info

Alternative names UDC
Founded 1977
Colors red, gold
Academic Calendar January to December (January - May; June-August; August-December)
Total FTE staff 828
Carnegie Classification Master's Colleges & Universities: Small Programs

Location and Contacts

Address 4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia, 20008
United States
City population 690,000
Phone 2022745000
Fax +1 (202) 274 5304

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