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Catholic Distance University Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Catholic Distance University, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Catholic Distance University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

Overall Quality

CDU was not ranked in College Factual's 2021 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into CDU?

Acceptance Rate

Since Catholic Distance University has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Catholic Distance University admissions.

Catholic Distance University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to measure the number of teaching resources that a college or university offers its students. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1, but at CDU it is much better at 5 to 1. That's good news for students who want to interact more on a personal level with their teachers.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Catholic Distance University is 33%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  33 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Catholic Distance University

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Catholic Distance University Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 84 undergraduates at CDU with 8 being full-time and 76 being part-time.

How Much Does Catholic Distance University Cost?

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How Much Money Do CDU Graduates Make?

Location of Catholic Distance University

Located in Charles Town, West Virginia, Catholic Distance University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding location of Charles Town is ideal for students who enjoy the charms of a college town.

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Location of Catholic Distance University

Contact details for CDU are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 115 West Congress Street, Charles Town, WV 25414
Phone: 888-254-4238

Catholic Distance University Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 2 majors graduated from Catholic Distance University. Of these students, 20 received undergraduate degrees and 34 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Theological & Ministerial Studies 15 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Catholic Distance University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CDU

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 203 students took at least one online class at Catholic Distance University. This is an increase from the 187 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 203 203
2016-2017 187 187
2015-2016 159 159
2013-2014 186 186

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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