University of the District of Columbia Planning Major Changes

The University of the District of Columbia has announced major reforms including the introduction of a community college program and the raising of admissions standards for students pursuing a bachelor’s degree.

The university’s community college will have open admissions and will be oriented toward workforce training. Discussions are under way for the university to take over the campus of the financially strapped Southeastern University and convert it into the new community college campus of the University of the District of Columbia. The existing UDC campus would be retained as a more traditional four-year university.

The university also announced that tuition for community college students would be reduced. However, students in bachelor’s degree programs who live in the District of Columbia could see their tuition doubled to $7,000.