Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science

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The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science located in the Willowbrook community of Los Angeles is a private, non-profit university that is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In response to a shortage of quality medical facilities the institution was first established in 1966 as the Charles R. Drew Medical Center. It did not officially become a university until years later, at which point it changed its name to reflect its new role as an academic institution of higher learning. As the university was also associated with the former-Martin Luther King Jr. it is sometimes referred to as King-Drew University.

General Information

Admission Office

1731 East 120th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90059

(323) 563-5886

Fax: (323) 569-0597

Contact: Makayla Hall

Director of Admissions
Main Address

1731 East 120th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90059

(323) 563-4839

Total undergrads: 214

Degree-seeking undergrads: 213

Graduate enrollment: 40


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 78%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $7,100 $7,600 $11,300 $11,300 0.00%
Books and Supplies $2,000 $1,752 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $9,100 $9,352 $12,938 $12,920 -0.14%

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 24 12 18 33
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Sciences, General
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General 24 12 18 33
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 1 5
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1
Medical Radiologic Technology/science – Radiation Therapist 17
Nuclear Medical Technology/technologist 11
Pharmacy Technician/assistant
Physician Assistant 23 12
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies 2
Public Health, General 12
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 1 2
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Sciences B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Diagnostic Medical Sonography B
Health Services – General B
Health Services Administration B
Medical Insurance Coding C
Nuclear Medical Technology B
Pharmaceutical Sciences A
Pharmacy Assistance A
Phlebotomy C
Physician Assistance B
Premedicine B
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A,B
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies C

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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