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Study at University of The District of Columbia

The University of the District of Columbia is a public university located in Washington, D. C. It was founded on August 1, 1977. The university offers more than 175 undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs in diverse Course Topics. UDC is divided into the following schools and colleges:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • David A. Clarke School of Law
  • School of Business and Public Administration
  • School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
UDC's Division of Community Outreach and Extension Services offers an array of practical, non-academic educational and training programs to its students. Its athletic teams are nicknamed the Firebirds and compete in the NCAA's Division II.

Profile of University of The District of Columbia

University of The District of Columbia is located in Washington, DC (a large city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by University of The District of Columbia is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in computer science and engineering, family and social work, and funeral and mortuary science.

University of The District of Columbia Selectivity

University of The District of Columbia is an open-admission school.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. University of The District of Columbia has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

University of The District of Columbia had 5, 371 enrolled students in 2007. The school has a large minority student population. A large number of students at University of The District of Columbia are 40 years old or older.

Student Life

The school values student athletics, and belongs to the Independent Northeast Region and Other.

University of The District of Columbia Tuition and Affordability

University of The District of Columbia is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"The University of the District of Columbia is an urban land-grant institution of higher education with an open admissions policy. It is a comprehensive public institution offering quality, affordable postsecondary education to District of Columbia residents at the certificate, associate's, baccalaureate, and graduate levels. These programs will prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce, for the next level of education, for specialized employment opportunities, and for lifelong learning. "

University of The District of Columbia Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Business and Management126business management, business, accounting and related services, finance, marketing studies, purchasing and contract management, business administration, accounting technology, . . .
Liberal Arts72economics, sociology, political science, English, Spanish language, English composition, urban studies, history, . . .
Family and Social Work56child development, social work, public administration, food and nutrition, social service professions
Medical Support and Technology46respiratory care tech, radiation therapist, speech pathology
Security and Law Enforcement30corrections, fire-fighting, criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering29computer support, computer and info science courses, computer science, information science, computer and info science
Nursing and Emergency Medicine25various nursing
Science20biology, chemistry, physics courses, endocrinology
Therapy and Counselling19psychology, Counselling psychology, clinical psychology
Engineering Technician18electrical/electronic tech, aerospace engineering tech, electromechanical instrument tech, water quality and recycling tech, construction engineering tech, civil engineering tech
Photography and Commercial Art11multimedia, commercial art, printmaking
Engineering10architectural engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering
Education and Teaching10early childhood education, elementary school teaching, education courses, special ed
Funeral and Mortuary Science7embalming
Transportation7aviation tech
Law5legal secretary, legal professions, legal research
Design3design and visual communication
Media3graphic communications courses, printing press operation
Hospitality1hospitality administration
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental science
office and Administration1administrative assistant, business support services
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education, health and fitness
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Fine Arts0painting
Architecture and Planning0architecture
Medicine0public health courses

Contact: University of The District of Columbia

University of The District of Columbia

4200 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20008

General Phone: (202) 274-5000


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