Initially founded in 1851, the University of the District of Columbia has a rich history. Chartered in 1974, the University of the District of Columbia is the only fully-accredited public institution of higher education in the nation’s capital. As an urban land-grant university, it supports a broad mission of education, research and community service and offers bachelors and masters degrees in the College of Arts and Science; School of Business and Public Administration; School of Engineering and Applied Sciences; and College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Studies. Also included in the university system is the David A. Clarke School of Law. UDC also offers more than 20 associate degree and certificate programs as well as over 25 Workforce Development programs to prepare students for successful careers and academic advancement.
UDC attracts students of every age from the Washington, DC region, the nation, and the world—providing innovative, results-driven programs that enrich our city with educated, qualified students, ready to work and contribute to its overall prosperity and quality of life. UDC extends beyond its campus footprint, offering easy access to world-famous monuments, political intrigue and cultural attractions everywhere you look. An education here opens doors to opportunities that can only be found in the nation’s capital.
UDC Sponsors 10 intergollegiate athletic programs and competes in the East Coast Conference.
Location: Washington, DC
|Established: August 1, 1977|
|Affiliation: NCAA Division II|
|Conference: East Coast Conference (Effective July 1, 2011)|
Colors: Burgundy & Gold
Dr. James E. Lyons, Sr.
Director of Athletics:
Patricia A. Thomas
Lester L. Butler, Jr.
Women's Cross Country, Women's Track and Field:
Men's & Women's Tennis:
T. Richard "Dickie" Mahaffey,III
Sports Information Director:
University of the District of Columbia
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
Sports Complex, Building 47
4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Main Phone: (202)274-5095
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