Prospective Students

Prospective Students

Academic Programs

  • CDU today boasts colleges of medicine, science and health, and a school of nursing with undergraduate and graduate degree offerings, as well as certificate programs. 
  • Undergraduate programs include Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology, Bachelor of Science in Life Sciences, and a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Pre-Medicine
  • Our graduate and professional programs include Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program, Drew/UCLA PRIME Program, Masters in Urban Public Health, Master of Health Science Physician Assistant Studies, Master of Science in Nursing, Post-MSN Certificate, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Public Health Concepts. 

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science is accredited by The WASC Senior College and University Commission 

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  • All students have access to clinical sites, laboratories for hands on learning, simulation workshops and state-of-the art instructional technology.
  • Our small student-to-faculty (7 to1) ratio allows students to benefit from intensive interaction with supervising faculty and have hands on clinical experience in treating patients.
  • Our 11-acre campus includes a biomedical library, central administration, and educational & learning resources, (basic, clinical and population-based research facilities).


  • Minority students represent over 90 percent of our total enrollment.
  • African American student enrollment is more than double the national average (35 percent CDU compared to 12 percent nationally).
  • Hispanic student enrollment is above the national average (14 percent CDU compared to 10 percent nationally).
  • Women make up 65 percent of the student population.
  • Our College of Medicine is recognized by the Department of Education under Title III B as a Historically Black Graduate Institution.
  • The University is a charter member of the Hispanic- Serving Health Professions Schools, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving the health of Hispanic people through research initiatives, training opportunities, and academic development.


  • More than 38 percent of our full- and part-time faculty members are African American compared to 5 percent nationally.
  • We employ more than the national average of Hispanic faculty members (4% in the nation vs. 5 percent at CDU).
  • CDU has more than four times the national average of Asian faculty members (6% national vs. 30 percent at CDU).
  • We have an even Male to Female ratio of faculty members (131 Male: 128 Female in 2012).


Our staff members also reflect the diversity of our community. We employ three times the national average of African- Americans (36.1 percent vs. 9.4 percent), almost four times the amount of Hispanic or Latino (16.2 percent vs. 4.9 percent) and almost three times the percentage of Asian staff members (8.9 percent vs. 3.3 percent).