Trinity Washington University is a Roman Catholic university located in Washington, D.C. across from The Catholic University of America and the Dominican House of Studies and under the trusteeship of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Although it has been a university since September 10, 2004, Trinity Washington Universitys College of Arts & Sciences undergraduate program maintains its original status as a liberal arts womens college. Men are accepted into the School of Education and the School of Professional Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Trinity College was founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in 1897 as a Catholic college for women. Trinity has an annual enrolment of about 2,000 students in the Universitys four schools, which offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in a variety of academic areas. Trinity offers professional development, Associate in Arts, and Masters of Science in Administration - Non Profit Management Specialization programs at a satellite classroom located at THEARC, a multipurpose community facility in southeast Washington, DC. Trinity is the only private university to offer programs in the District of Columbias underserved neighborhoods east of the Anacostia River. Trinitys annual tuition as of 2009 was $19,360, with the average student contributing $1,000 to $2,000 and the remainder coming from federal and local grants and from tuition discounts. The school serves an economically poorer student population than any of the historically black institutions around Washington D.C., its socioeconomic peers, with two-thirds of its students receiving Pell grants, though Trinity has a higher graduation rate than several of those peers. As of 2010, between 40 and 50 percent of bachelors degree candidates graduated within six years. The Trinity Center for Women and Girls in Sports Playing as the Trinity Tigers, Trinity competes in the NCAA Division III, primarily in the Great South Athletic Conference (GSAC), in basketball, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, and volleyball. Newly added for the spring season of 2012 is softball. The Director of Athletics is Tracy Renken.