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Catholic Distance University

Charles Town, WV


  • Type
    4-year • Private
  • Campus Life
    Small • Rural
  • Average Per Year After Aid
  • SAT Range
    Not available
  • Graduation Rate
    Not available

Catholic Distance University is a small, 4-year, private university. This coed college is located in a large town in a rural setting and is primarily a commuter campus. It offers certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

From the Institution

CDU is committed to providing greater access to higher education through its affordable, fully online programs designed around the needs of working adults. The university was founded in 1983 and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It is featured in the Newman Guide, which helps families learn about faithful Catholic colleges and navigate the college search process. At the undergraduate level, the university offers a BA degree program in Theology and an AA degree programs in Liberal Arts and Theology. Credits earned in the AA program can later be applied to the BA program. CDU is transfer credit-friendly: up to 60 transfer credits may be accepted toward the BA degree. Students may have earned their credits at college or through the Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, DANTES, or CLEP programs. Up to 30 such credits can be applied to the BA degree program.

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College Board Code
Application Types Accepted
  • Online through college's own website
Religious Affiliation
Roman Catholic Church
Fee Waiver Info
Application fee waivers not offered.

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Contact Information

Important Dates

Dates are subject to change so confirm important deadlines by visiting the college’s website.

June 15
Financial Aid Application Due

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