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IPEDS ID: 131450
OPE ID: 00144300
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Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002-3695
General information:  (202) 651-5000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  1,561 (1,077 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (smaller programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty1881
Research and public service61
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$11,226$11,986$12,806$13,8007.8%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,020$1,200$1,40016.7%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$9,860$10,060$10,790$11,5807.3%
Off Campus
Room and board$9,860$10,060$10,790$11,5807.3%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$26,898$27,974$29,852$31,9887.2%
Off Campus$26,898$27,974$29,852$31,9887.2%
Off Campus with Family$16,600$17,467$18,602$19,9327.1%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid118788%————
Grant or scholarship aid18487%$3,187,618$17,324
Federal grants10248%$478,633$4,692
Pell grants10248%$466,433$4,573
Other federal grants6631%$12,200$185
State/local government grant or scholarships13463%$1,771,470$13,220
Institutional grants or scholarships16075%$937,515$5,859
Student loan aid8440%$455,769$5,426
Federal student loans8440%$424,800$5,057
Other student loans31%$30,969$10,323
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid194685%$15,997,864$16,911
Pell grants53248%$2,445,206$4,596
Federal student loans46942%$3,013,815$6,426
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$10,449$11,876$12,528
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$8,265$7,266$10,280
$30,001 – $48,000$8,931$6,831$10,759
$48,001 – $75,000$8,075$8,256$9,771
$75,001 – $110,000$15,364$11,419$14,417
$110,001 and more$17,553$12,451$20,927
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment1,561
Undergraduate enrollment1,077
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment85
Graduate enrollment484
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 93%
Part-time: 7%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 4%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 60%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 75%
25 and over: 25%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 1%
Out-of-state: 90%
Foreign countries: 5%
Unknown: 4%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 75%
Part-time: 25%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 1%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 87%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 7%
Enrolled in some distance education: 9%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 84%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $50
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
Number of applicants520243277
Percent admitted66%60%71%
Percent admitted who enrolled59%60%58%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading348435
SAT Math345495
ACT Composite1520
ACT English1419
ACT Math1621
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 69%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 65 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 48%
Transfer-out rate: 30%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 10%
6-year: 41%
8-year: 44%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 47%
Female: 49%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Asian: 57%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 19%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 50%
Non-resident alien: 60%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other163-1
Category total163-1
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General6---
Category total6-0-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General11---
Management Information Systems, General0---
Category total22---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia0---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric19---
Category total19---
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, Other0---
Computer and Information Sciences, General2---
Computer Science0---
Information Science/Studies10---
Category total12---
Administration of Special Education-300
Bilingual and Multilingual Education-1--
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-5d--
Education, General6---
Education, Other0---
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-2-6d
Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness-170-
Special Education and Teaching, General-0-0
Special Education and Teaching, Other--6-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other--1-
Category total628d76d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General7---
Category total7---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development13---
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0---
Human Development and Family Studies, General0---
Category total13---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)11d22--
French Language and Literature0---
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation1313--
Spanish Language and Literature0---
Category total24d432-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-14--
Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-12--
Category total-3716-
History, Other9---
Category total9---
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other1d---
Category total1d---
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General6---
Category total6---
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies80--
Category total80--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General7---
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management, General-0--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies131--
Category total201--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Religion/Religious Studies0---
Category total0---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General1---
Category total1---
Clinical Child Psychology-4--
Clinical Psychology--7-
Developmental and Child Psychology-6--
Psychology, General201--
School Psychology---4
Category total201174
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Public Administration---0
Social Work1615--
Category total1615-0
Social Sciences
Development Economics and International Development-3--
Political Science and Government, General7---
Category total133--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation1---
Design and Visual Communications, General3---
Directing and Theatrical Production9---
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other0---
Fine/Studio Arts, General1---
Graphic Design3---
Visual and Performing Arts, General0---
Category total21---
Grand total2401413211
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division III (with football) MenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor1718
Track and Field, X-Country1110
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Middle States Commission on Higher Education1/1/1957 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/20/1995 -  Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs9/1/1979 - 11/1/1999Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs8/1/1991 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology11/1/1999 -  Accredited
Commission on English Language Program Accreditation
English Language4/30/2014 -  Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools1/1/1963 -  Accredited
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations035
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations033
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible111418
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault110
Motor vehicle theft318
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible11817
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate8.0%4.4%
Number in default1911
Number in repayment237247
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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