Catholic University of America

Is CUA a Good School for the Money?

Catholic University of America Value Report

College Factual set out to determine if CUA is asking a fair price for the quality of education they provide. Keep reading for the detailed value report.

Below Average Value Nationwide

Below Average National Value
Top 15% National Quality

Catholic University of America is ranked #2,415 out of 2,540 for value nationwide.

Based on our analysis of other colleges at similar price points, we believe Catholic University of America is overpriced for the quality education it provides. (This takes into account average financial aid and may not apply to you if you have further scholarships, grant or aid provided to you.)

National Value Ranking  2415 out of 2540
Great Value
National Value Score  6.25 out of 100
Great Value

Prices of Institutions with Similar Quality Scores

School Total Price Value Grade

*Total price is determined by multiplying average annual cost by time to graduate.

That Degree May Cost You $190,951 in Total

On average, a bachelor's degree from CUA will cost you about $190,951. This is based on an average price (with and without aid) of $46,460 and a typical 4.11 years to graduate.

Average Yearly Cost $46,460
Average Years to Graduate 4.11
Estimated Avg Total Cost of Degree $190,951

Many Factors Affect Net Price

Consider the average CUA student takes 4.11 years to complete their degree. If you can complete your degree faster than that you will save money. This is just one way your CUA degree may cost less than average.

Does This School Make Financial Sense To You?

$178,103 In-State With Aid
$285,176 Avg Cost No Aid
4.11 Years to Graduate

Most students will not pay the full sticker price and few students fit perfectly into averages.

Look at the table below to determine your likely cost of a bachelor's degree at CUA.

Nationwide Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $285,176 #0 F
All Students $190,951 #2,415 F
Only Students Receiving Aid $178,103 #2,341 F
In-State Value by Aid Group Avg Degree Cost Value Rank Value Grade
Students with no Aid $285,176 # F
All Students $190,951 # F
Only Students Receiving Aid $178,103 # F

Note: the Value Grade for in-state students is calculated by looking only at other schools in the state of District of Columbia.

About 98% of CUA students receive financial aid. Get more details on what CUA financial aid you may qualify for.

How to Finance The Gap

How to Calculate Value

College Factual calculates value by calculating average CUA cost multiplied by time to graduate, and then compares that number to other schools of a similar quality ranking. If the school is priced fairly based on the educational quality it receives a fair ranking. If it is underpriced it receives a good or excellent value.

Read the full Best for the Money Ranking Methodology.


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