Gallaudet University

Washington, DC
800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, DC 20002-3695

Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing located in Washington, D.C., on a campus that is adjacent to Gallaudet's historic campus in Northeast Washington. It is the world's only university with programs and services specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students. The university was founded in 1864 by an Act of Congress and was named after Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, a pioneer in the education of the deaf.

Gallaudet University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The university's undergraduate programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Interpreter Education. The university's graduate programs in audiology and speech-language pathology are accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology.

The university offers a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs and awards degrees at both the bachelor's and master's level. The university's undergraduate programs include liberal arts, sciences, and technology, while its graduate programs include audiology, education, interpreting, psychology, speech-language pathology, and deaf studies.

The university is home to a number of research centers and institutes, including the Center for Research on the Education of the Deaf, the Center for Assessment and Demographic Studies, and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Gallaudet University is a member of the Washington Consortium of Universities and Colleges, a consortium of 15 colleges and universities in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.

Quick Facts

Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above

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Annual Costs

Total Cost In-State On-Campus: $39,166

Total Cost Out-State On-Campus: $39,166

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The estimated cost for four years as an undergraduate at Gallaudet University is $143307.55. This includes the average cost of attendance for four years plus the interest on the average loan over a ten year repayment minus the average of grants and scholarships per student.

We then contrast this figure with average early-career and mid-career average incomes of graduates of four year programs at Gallaudet University. For graduates of Gallaudet University, we saw an average early-career income of $45000.00 and mid-career income of $77000.00. We then ranked the school's value based on how many years of mid-career income it takes to repay the educational costs.