Trinity Logo
Frequently Asked Questions | Fast Facts About Trinity

Founded in 1897 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as one of the first Catholic colleges for women in the United States, in response to the exclusion of women from the then-new Catholic University at the end of the 19th Century, Trinity has remained faithful to its founding vision as an institution with a primary mission to ensure access to a high quality education for women who might otherwise be excluded.  Infused with the commitment to action for social justice that remains a central force in the global mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame, Trinity in 2016 welcomes students of all faith and backgrounds who are eager to learn here in order to use the power of their education to be of service to their families and communities.

Following are just some key facts about Trinity.  The website is a rich source of much additional information.  Check back often for additions and changes to this snapshot:

Fall 2015 Enrollment:  2164

College of Arts and Sciences:  1017
School of Professional Studies: 468
School of Business and Graduate Studies: 174
School of Education: 367
School of Nursing and Health Professions:  138

Trinity Graduation and Success Rates 2006-2014

82% Pell Grant Recipients in Fall 2015 First Year Class
100% of all students on some form of financial aid
$25,000 median family income Fall 2015 Freshmen
40% Average Discount Rate (Trinity Grant) on Full-time Tuition
$22,390 Full-time undergraduate tuition 2015-2016

58% of student body are D.C. residents
30% of student body are Maryland residents
70% of student body are African American
15% of student body are Hispanic

300 Resident Students

Faculty and Staff Statistics 2013-2014

88 Full-Time Faculty and Instructional Staff
230 Part-Time Faculty
205 Full-Time Staff

$68,500 average full-time faculty salary


Top Undergraduate Majors:
Human Relations
Criminal Justice
Business Administration
International Affairs

Top Graduate Programs:
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Early Childhood Education
Master of Arts in Teaching
School Leadership
Master of Business Administration
Nonprofit Management

Alumnae/i Profile

14,000 alumnae and alumni from all programs

A survey of Trinity graduates from 2002 to 2012 conducted in Spring 2013 reveals this data:

95% are employed or in graduate school or both
Most are working in fields related to their majors
$60,000 = average salaries reported

$35 million operating budget
$11 million endowment

NCAA Division III Sports:

What would you like to know about Trinity? Send your question to



Student Services

Campus Services

About Trinity