Gallaudet University is a small private University located in the heart of Ward 5 that caters to the deaf and hard of hearing. It serves its students from elementary school all the way through graduate school. The campus is absolutely gorgeous and has its own police department.
Founded in 1864, Gallaudet alumnus totals are more than 20,000 around the world. They have approximately 52 alumni chapters which initially formed in 1889. It is also one of the area\’s largest businesses, with direct salaries, wages, and benefits totaling more than $107.8 million in FY 2014. The University is 1 of 3 in Ward 5.
Gallaudet\’s mission statement: \”Gallaudet University, federally chartered in 1864, is a bilingual, diverse, multicultural institution of higher education that ensures the intellectual and professional advancement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals through American Sign Language and English. Gallaudet maintains a proud tradition of research and scholarly activity and prepares its graduates for career opportunities in a highly competitive, technological, and rapidly changing world.\”