Trinity and the District of Columbia
Partnership for Success
January, 2012 – Trinity Washington University released a major new report documenting the university’s substantial service and contributions to the District of Columbia and illustrating the significant economic impact and civic importance of the university’s work in the city.
Trinity’s commitment to educational success for the community is one of the District of Columbia’s most valuable assets.
Highlights of the report include:
- Trinity enrolls more D.C. residents than any other private university in the city or nation.
- 45% of all students enrolled at Trinity in Fall 2011 are D.C. residents, or 1,139 of a total enrollment of 2,555. The report includes a map showing where Trinity students live by Ward.
- In 2011, Trinity provided nearly $5 million in direct grants and tuition discounts to D.C. residents. Moreover, Trinity leveraged nearly $15 million in additional sources of financial aid for D.C. residents. More than 1,000 D.C. residents at Trinity received nearly $20 million in all forms of financial aid to support their higher education.
- $32,000 is the median family income for Trinity’s D.C. students in Fall 2011.
- Since 2001, Trinity has participated in the D.C. Tuition Assistance Grant (D.C. TAG) program. 1,192 D.C. students at Trinity have participated in D.C. TAG since 2001.
- 60% of all D.C. TAG participants at Trinity are still enrolled or have graduated.
- Trinity grants to D.C. TAG participants totaled $13,739,298 since 2001. D.C. TAG grants to the same group totaled $5,491,297.
- Since 2006, Trinity has been the university partner at THEARC (Town Hall Education, Arts and Recreation Campus) on Mississippi Avenue in far southeast. Trinity is the only university offering a degree program “east of the river.” $2,221,380 is the value of the tuition discount given to D.C. residents at THEARC since the program’s inception.
- In 2011, more than 630 Trinity students, faculty and staff contributed nearly 50,000 hours in donated time to a broad variety of service projects for schools, organizations and associations in the District of Columbia.
- Aspiring principals in the School of Education devoted more than 4,000 internship hours to school administration in more than 50 D.C. public, charter and private schools in locations across the city. Teaching degree candidates devoted more than 10,000 hours of service to 24 D.C. Public Schools as part of the teaching internship program.
- Counseling degree candidates devoted nearly 5,000 hours of service to nearly 20 D.C. schools and agencies devoted to school and mental health counseling.
- Trinity student nurses have participated in clinical opportunities at more than 15 sites in D.C.
- 221 Trinity employees, both full-time and part-time, are D.C. residents, comprising more than 40% of the annual payroll in 2011.
- 2,190 Trinity graduates live in the city, contributing talent, taxes and civic engagement to their neighborhoods, schools and many volunteer organizations.