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Everything Is Growing At CDU ... Except Tuition!

Posted by Catholic Distance University on Tue, Feb 06, 2018 @ 03:01 PM

According to the College Board’s most-recent trend analysis, tuition and fees at private, nonprofit four-year institutions rose by 3.6% to $34,740 on average from 2017 to 2018.  In contrast, CDU continues to freeze tuition to serve and support future leaders of the Church.  While costs continue to rise, generous supporters help make it possible to hold down tuition rates for our students.  Unlike traditional brick and mortar colleges, all donations directly impact our students’ education rather than underwriting real estate, maintenance, or campus costs.

 Perhaps CDU’s focus on delivering a faithful, convenient, comprehensive and affordable  Catholic education online, anytime, anywhere, and on any device is why enrollment continues to boom in every category.

In the 2017 academic year, graduate enrollments grew 12% and undergraduate enrollments grew 11% over the previous year.  Likewise, continuing education course enrollments were up 16%, webinar participation increased 54%, and prison course enrollments exploded 47%.   Thanks to God’s blessing and your help, CDU continues to reach more Catholics and “Teach all nations.”