[year] Comprehensive Report on Rankings, Costs, Graduation Rate and More

$35,520

Net Price

86%

Admitted

14%

Enrolled

74%

Graduation Rate

11/1

Student / Faculty

University Detail

The Catholic University of America

is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution with a total student enrollment of 5,059. In 2021, there were 221 psychology and social work graduates. This institution ranks #7 in District of Columbia and ranks #605 in the U.S. for schools that offer psychology degree programs.

Psychology Degrees Offered

Bachelor, Master, Doctor

Psychology Graduates

221

Total Enrollment

5,059

Type

Private Not-for-profit, Four or more years

Institution Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Ranking for The Catholic University of America

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#7

District of Columbia Rank

Combining ranking factors for 8 schools that offer psychology degrees in District of Columbia, The Catholic University of America ranks #7.

#605

U.S. Rank

Combining ranking factors for 1,438 schools that offer psychology degrees in the U.S., The Catholic University of America ranks #605.

Psychology Programs Offered

For psychology degrees, The Catholic University of America offers General Psychology and Social Work at the bachelor level. At the master level, the university offers General Psychology and Social Work. At the doctorate level Clinical Psychology, Counseling and Applied Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Experimental Psychology and Research Psychology are offered.

In the table below, see the programs offered and the number of graduates in each program.

Psychology Graduates in 2021BSMAPhD
Clinical Psychology7
Counseling and Applied Psychology7
Developmental Psychology1
Experimental Psychology1
General Psychology5616
Research Psychology2
Social Work11120
Total Graduates6713618
US Department of Education

Psychology Program Accreditation(s)

  • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) – PhD Doctoral programs
  • Professional Psychology (IPSY) – Predoctoral internship programs CUA Counseling Center

Admission, Enrollment, Graduation

In the fall of 2021, 5,895 students applied to the The Catholic University of America. The university admitted 86% and 14% of those who were admitted also enrolled.

By comparison, the average number of applicants for District of Columbia universities is 15,849. On average, all District of Columbia institutions admit 58% and 31% of those who were admitted end up enrolling into the institution.

The percentage of The Catholic University of America students who return after their first year to begin their second year is 88%. Compared to all District of Columbia four or more years colleges, the percentage is 84%.

The overall graduation rate for The Catholic University of America is 74%, compared to 67% for all District of Columbia universities.

  • Credits Accepted: Advanced placement (AP) credits

Compare CUA to District of Columbia Four or more years Colleges
Offering Psychology Degrees

Compare admission, acceptance, retention and graduation rates of The Catholic University of America to the average of all District of Columbia four or more years schools that offer psychology degrees.

Why it Matters

Compare Admission and Enrollment

Low admission rates and high enrollment rates denote not only how selective a school is, but also how in-demand the school is. High graduation rates show the overall success of an institution.

CUA

5,895

Applicants

86%

Percent Admitted

14%

Percent Enrolled

88%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

74%

Graduation Rate

DC Colleges

15,849

Applicants

58%

Percent Admitted

31%

Percent Enrolled

84%

1st Time Student Retention Rate

67%

Graduation Rate

Student & Faculty Information

In the fall of 2021, there were 442 or 58% full-time instructional or research faculty members of all faculty and there were 317 or 42% part-time faculty members employed at The Catholic University of America. The number of full-time instructional faculty was 335 or 44%.

Part-time teachers are paid less and cost less, so any organization with a disproportionate number of part-time teachers can invest money in more important areas. However, as part-time teachers, participants can work full-time in their profession and bring experience to the classroom.

Why it Matters

Compare Faculty Numbers

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional percentages indicate that institutions focus their investments in areas that matter most to students.

CUA

11 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

58%

Percent Full-Time

42%

Percent Part-Time

44%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

DC Colleges

11 / 1

Student Faculty Ratio

60%

Percent Full-Time

40%

Percent Part-Time

54%

Percent Full-Time Instructional

Tuition and Student Expenses

For the 2021-2022 academic year at The Catholic University of America the average cost of undergraduate tuition is $51,040, and the average cost for books and supplies is $1,000.

For graduate students, the average cost for tuition is $50,670 and the average cost for graduate fees is $960.

In the table below, find the average total expenses to attend The Catholic University of America in 2021-2022 including tuition, room, board and living expenses for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Note that the average total expenses do not include financial aid, grants, loans or scholarships. You can find the average financial aid and net price data in the sections below.

Expenses for The Catholic University of America2021-2022
On Campus Room & Board$16,020
On-Campus Living Expenses$3,150
Total Living Expenses$19,170
Tuition for In-State, Undergraduate$51,040
Books and Supplies, Undergraduate$1,000
Total Undergraduate Expenses$71,210
In-State, Graduate Tuition$50,670
In-State, Graduate Fees$960
Total Graduate Expenses$51,630
US Department of Education

Net Price

Average Net Price

The average net price to attend The Catholic University of America is $35,520. Average net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board, living costs, books, supplies together and then subtracting the average financial (grants, scholarships and loans) for federal financial aid recipients.

In other words, the average net price is the average amount students pay to attend this university for one year.

Average net price is calculated from the most recent data supplied by each institution to the US Department of Education and is found by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. The total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

Compare The Catholic University of America to all District of Columbia universitas that offer psychology degrees for the cost to attend, average financial aid, percent of students receiving aid and the average net price to attend.

For program ranking, we see a lower overall cost of tuition and cost of living expenses minus the average financial aid a student may receive as the ranking factor student may want to consider.

Why it Matters

Compare Average Cost to Attend and Net Price

Low student faculty ratios and high full-time instructional professors indicates to us institutions that focus their investments in areas that matter most: the education of students by the best instructors possible.

CUA

$71,210

Cost to Attend

$29,614

Average Financial Aid

97%

Percent Receiving Aid

$35,520

Net Price

DC Colleges

$53,213

Cost to Attend

$23,647

Average Financial Aid

83%

Percent Receiving Aid

$24,492

Average Net Price

Financial Aid

The number of beginning students who enter postsecondary education for the first time and receive financial aid is 607 or 97%.

The number of undergraduate students who receive a grant or scholarship is 2,831 and the average amount of their grant or scholarship is $29,614.

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid# Receiving AidAverage Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship Aid2,831$29,614
Pell Grants341$4,802
Federal Student Loans1,428$6,537
US Department of Education

Below, compare the financial aid students receive at the The Catholic University of America to all schools across the United States that offer psychology degrees.

We see higher percentages of those receiving aid and the percent that aid covers the net price of education as an indicator of the strength of the institution.

Why it Matters

Compare Financial Aid

Financial Aid can make the difference between being able to afford college or being priced out of college. Many students may find college far more affordable than they could imagine, when accounting for the various kinds of financial aid available.

CUA

2,831

Grant or Scholarship Aid

62%

Grants or Scholarships

341

Number of Pell Grants

7%

Pell Grants

1,428

Federal Student Loans

31%

Federal Student Loans

DC Colleges

3,531

Grant or Scholarship Aid

53%

Grants or Scholarships

1,270

Number of Pell Grants

19%

Pell Grants

1,858

Federal Student Loans

28%

Federal Student Loans

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