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UDC leases space near Union Station

The University of the District of Columbia has "agreed to a lease" on a campus near Union Station to house some of its community college operations, according to the Washington Business Journal.

UDC sees the space as a potential second campus for its new community college.


President Allen Sessoms has overseen the division of the institution into a community college and a separate four-year university, with higher tuition and entry requirements. He has told The Post he is working on a new student center and satellite facilities along Metro's Red and Orange lines. A 10-year plan calls for enrollment to grow from 5,500 to 45,000, a whopping figure, which he says UDC can attain through a combination of adding students and raising the graduation rate.

The journal says the space at 801 North Capitol Street will be ready in time for the fall semester.

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By Daniel de Vise  |  March 12, 2010; 12:49 PM ET
Categories:  Administration , Community Colleges , Facilities , Finance  | Tags: Allen Sessoms, UDC, community colleges  
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Shouldn't the community college portion of UDC be in the community it will serve rather than in a developing business district? That building is in a commercial area. And since when is an office building a "campus?" It would be nice to locate the new campus in an area with grass and trees.

Posted by: BlanketyBlank | March 13, 2010 1:07 AM | Report abuse

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