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23 Colleges
30,910 Yearly Graduations
$107,484 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$26,042 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly graduations, District of Columbia is ranked #40 in the country with 30,910 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in District of Columbia is $26,871 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $27,428 a year.

About 53% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,510 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
10,413 Yearly Degrees
$54,538 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 28,172 students at GWU in total, 12,546 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,334 are full-time. For undergraduates at GWU, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at GWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,383 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GWU is $53,600.

#2

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
7,354 Yearly Degrees
$56,058 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 19,204 students at Georgetown in total, 7,459 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,990 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Georgetown. The freshman retention rate is 96%.

Only 16% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Roughly 29% of students at Georgetown take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,774 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgetown is $65,200.

#3

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,492 Yearly Degrees
$49,889 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at American University is 14,311, of which 8,287 students are undergraduates and of those, 7,952 are full-time. For undergraduates at The American University, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 29%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

Roughly 56% of students at The American University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,801 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $45,600 during the early-career years.

#4

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,162 Yearly Degrees
$27,206 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,243 undergraduates at Howard, of which 5,991 are full-time, and there are 9,139 students altogether. For undergraduates at Howard, the average graduation time is 4.4 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

62% of Howard students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,910 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Howard with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Strayer University - Global Region

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,897 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,699 undergraduates at Strayer University - Global Region, of which 304 are full-time, and there are 10,498 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Strayer University - Global Region take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,522 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

#6

Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,732 Yearly Degrees
$47,746 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,332 undergraduates at CUA, of which 3,198 are full-time, and there are 5,956 students altogether. CUA has a freshman retention rate of 86%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,719 a year. CUA has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from CUA with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $47,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Public Public vs. Private
717 Yearly Degrees
$6,020 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,867 undergraduates at University of the District of Columbia, of which 1,848 are full-time, and there are 4,244 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of the District of Columbia is 4.8 years.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,893 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

#8

Trinity Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
453 Yearly Degrees
$24,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,390 undergraduates at Trinity College, of which 1,006 are full-time, and there are 1,782 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Trinity College is 4.9 years.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Around 1% of accepted students are men, and 99% are women.

55% of Trinity College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,284 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Trinity College is $32,300.

#9

Gallaudet University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
382 Yearly Degrees
$17,038 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,138 undergraduates at Gallaudet, of which 1,066 are full-time, and there are 1,557 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Gallaudet is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

53% of Gallaudet students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,441 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,900 during the early-career years.

#10

Strayer University - District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
237 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 928 students at Strayer University - District of Columbia in total, 720 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 104 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Strayer University - District of Columbia is $33,100.

#11

Technical Learning Centers Inc

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
218 Yearly Degrees

There are 219 students at Prospect College in total, 219 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Roughly 53% of students at Prospect College take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $6,931 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Prospect College is $18,700.

#12

Career Technical Institute

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
213 Yearly Degrees

The total student population at Career Technical Institute is 348, which includes 348 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

72% of Career Technical Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,250 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Career Technical Institute is $18,700.

#13

Wesley Theological Seminary

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
151 Yearly Degrees

Wesley Theological Seminary has a 2.4% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#14

University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
98 Yearly Degrees
$9,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 111 students at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus in total, 68 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 68 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,689 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
75 Yearly Degrees

The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

#16

Bennett Career Institute

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
73 Yearly Degrees

There are 293 students at Bennett Career Institute in total, 159 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

78% of Bennett Career Institute students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $3,038 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 40.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Bennett Career Institute with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $17,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Public Public vs. Private
65 Yearly Degrees

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

#18

Institute of World Politics

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
58 Yearly Degrees

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees

#20

The Salon Professional Academy - Washington DC

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
25 Yearly Degrees

#21

National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
24 Yearly Degrees
$10,400 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is 41, which includes 41 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 4 to 1.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees

#23

Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
17 Yearly Degrees

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