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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

District of Columbia ranked #40 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2019. Around 30,910 students received some type of diploma that year. Students who are able to take advantage of in-state tuition will only pay an average of $26,871 per year to get their degree at a college in District of Columbia, while out of state students will pay an average of $27,428 per year.

An estimated 53% of college students in District of Columbia take out loans, with the average 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

The total student population at George Washington University is 27,814, of which 12,484 students are undergraduates and of those, 11,102 are full-time. For undergraduates at GWU, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. 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. GWU has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,600 during the early-career years.

#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 19,593 students at Georgetown in total, 7,513 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,029 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

The acceptance rate at Georgetown is 16%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 45% of accepted students are men, and 55% are women.

Roughly 29% of students at Georgetown take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $6,774 a year. Georgetown has a 1.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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

There are 14,318 students at The American University in total, 8,527 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 8,207 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at The American University 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.

56% of The American University students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,801 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from The American University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 9,399 students at Howard in total, 6,526 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,269 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Howard. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

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 typical student loan amount is $6,910 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,800 during the early-career years.

#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

The total student population at Strayer University - Global Region is 11,608, of which 7,670 students are undergraduates and of those, 324 are full-time. 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 average amount of student loans is $8,522 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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

#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

The total student population at Catholic University of America is 5,771, of which 3,279 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,168 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at CUA is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

61% of CUA students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

The total student population at University of the District of Columbia is 4,199, of which 3,828 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,779 are full-time. It takes the average University of the District of Columbia undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 27% of students at University of the District of Columbia take out loans to pay for college. 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

The total student population at Trinity Washington University is 1,707, of which 1,356 students are undergraduates and of those, 987 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,300 during the early-career years.

#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 1,485 students at Gallaudet in total, 1,075 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,005 are full-time. For undergraduates at Gallaudet, the average graduation time 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.

Roughly 53% of students at Gallaudet take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,441 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.7% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Gallaudet with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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

The total student population at Strayer University - District of Columbia is 815, of which 654 students are undergraduates and of those, 77 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Strayer University - District of Columbia is 4.5 years.

This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close 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

The total student population at Technical Learning Centers Inc is 182, which includes 182 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 average amount of student loans 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,700 during the early-career years.

#12

Career Technical Institute

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

There are 371 full-time undergraduates at Career Technical Institute, and 371 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,700 during the early-career years.

#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 39 undergraduates at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus, of which 39 are full-time, and there are 92 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 53% of students at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus take out loans to pay for college. 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

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

The Chicago School Washington DC Campus has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

#16

Bennett Career Institute

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

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

Roughly 78% of students at Bennett Career Institute take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $17,300 during the early-career years.

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%.

Students who graduate from UDC David A. Clarke School of Law with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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

The total student population at The Salon Professional Academy - Washington DC is 30, which includes 26 full-time undergraduates.

#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 36, which includes 36 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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