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IPEDS ID: 131830
OPE ID: 02132800
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National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts
1556 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
Distance from ZIP:  0.0 miles from 20007
General information:  (202) 333-2202
Website:  www.theconservatory.org
Type:  2-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  One but less than two years certificate
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  36 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Admissionstheconservatory.org/how-to-apply
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Financial Aidtheconservatory.org/tuition-%2B-financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorwww.theconservatory.org/consumer-info
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veterans
Disability Servicestheconservatory.org/consumer-info
Athletic Graduation Rates
Mission Statement
  The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is a non-profit, accredited, post-secondary school for individuals who wish to train for professional careers in the performing arts. The Conservatory was founded in 1975 to provide residents of the greater Washington metro area the opportunity to accomplish a caliber of training previously only available in New York or Los Angeles. The mission of the Conservatory is to provide training that incorporates sound technique and a practical approach in a supportive and professional atmosphere based on collegiality between faculty and students and mutual respect for the time honored craft of acting. The Conservatory is dedicated to making the cost of the training fair and affordable for students. The school participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs to assist those students for whom tuition assistance is needed in order for them to be able to train. The Conservatory does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, or sexual orientation regarding admission, hiring of personnel or in its educational programs.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
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
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Institution does not accept dual, credit for life, or AP credits
Faculty, Fall 2019Full timePart time
Total faculty (all instructional)017
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees$9,600$9,900$10,200$10,4002.0%
Books and supplies$100$100$100$1000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$16,205$16,529$16,694$16,8440.9%
Other$8,699$8,872$8,960$8,860-1.1%
Off Campus with Family
Other$5,648$5,760$5,817$5,9171.7%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Off Campus$34,604$35,401$35,954$36,2040.7%
Off Campus with Family$15,348$15,760$16,117$16,4171.9%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
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 aid100%————
Grant or scholarship aid00%$0
Federal grants00%$0
Pell grants00%$0
Other federal grants00%$0
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid00%$0
Federal student loans00%$0
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid122$146,884$6,677
Pell grants12$49,054$4,088
Federal student loans14$65,720$4,694
  • 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.

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  • This institution did not award financial aid in 2018-2019, therefore net price information was not reported.
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Fall 2019
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)36
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 42%
Female: 58%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 31%
Hispanic/Latino: 14%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 36%
Two or more races: 8%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 56%
25 and over: 44%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 0%
Out-of-state: 75%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 25%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2018.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2019-2020): $30
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2019
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants422
Percent admitted100%100%100%
Percent admitted who enrolled75%50%100%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommendedConsidered but not required
Secondary school recordX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 75%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2018 and Returned in Fall 2019
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.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 50%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
Black or African American: 50%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2016 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2015 or Fall 2016, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2015 or Fall 2016, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2015]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 67%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 100%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 100%
[Began in Fall 2016]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 50%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 50%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
  • Non-degree-granting institutions were not required to report Outcome Measures information.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
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  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Visual and Performing Arts
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other1014
Category total1014
Grand total1014
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 7
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $9,297
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and CollegesAccredited since (03/30/1980)04/30/2018
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/108977.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling000
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault000
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking000
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201720162015
Default rate14.5%13.7%14.0%
Number in default877
Number in repayment555150
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)