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CDU Is Expanding In Every Area!

Posted by Catholic Distance University on Mon, Apr 01, 2019 @ 05:32 PM

CDU is expanding in every area!

In 2018 our Prison Ministry Program shared the Word of God with incarcerated students through 156 correspondence course enrollments, a 50% increase over 2017.

Since its launch in April 2018, CDU’s Digital Prison Ministry Program has educated incarcerated students through more than 10,000 course enrollments on tablets approved for use in prisons.

Our first three courses in Spanish will be available to incarcerated students on the tablets this month.

The number of academic students enrolled in the fall terms increased nearly 9% from 2017 to 2018.

Nearly half of students enrolled in fall 2018 were women.

Of those who chose to report race/ethnicity, 27% of all students enrolled in fall 2018 reported as belonging to a racial/ethnic minority group.

The most attended webinar in the last year was “Raising a Catholic Family in the 21st Century” with faculty member Chris Padgett and his wife, Linda.

The course with the highest student enrollment in 2018 was THEO 503 The Catholic Theological Tradition.

CDU’s online library had 56,841 page views in 2018.  Our New Catholic
e-books usage has tripled, and statistics show a 33% annual usage increase for our EBSCO Host Databases in 2018.  CDU is requesting support for additional digital library resources. Alumni are always welcome to use CDU’s online library.

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