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# District of Columbia Colleges

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 live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $27,313 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $27,884 a year.

An estimated 60% of college students in District of Columbia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,526 per year.

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There are 11,763 undergraduates at GWU, of which 10,141 are full-time, and there are 27,017 students altogether. GWU has a freshman retention rate of 88%, 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 43%. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,914 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 19,371 students at Georgetown in total, 7,357 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,610 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Georgetown is 94%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

Only 17% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 43% are men and 57% are women.

Roughly 28% of students at Georgetown take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,431 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $65,200 during the early-career years.

There are 7,953 undergraduates at The American University, of which 7,453 are full-time, and there are 14,001 students altogether. 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 39%. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Approximately 42% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,489 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The American University is $45,600.

There are 10,859 students at Howard in total, 7,857 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,497 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 12 to 1.

About 39% of students who apply get accepted. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $7,082 a year. Howard has a 7.2% 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 $35,800 during the early-career years.

The total student population at Strayer University - Global Region is 10,457, of which 7,124 students are undergraduates and of those, 339 are full-time. For undergraduates at Strayer University - Global Region, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

Roughly 60% of students at Strayer University - Global Region take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,445 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - Global Region with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

There are 3,055 undergraduates at CUA, of which 2,934 are full-time, and there are 5,366 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at CUA. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Roughly 60% of students at CUA take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $10,238 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.8% which is much lower than the average 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.

The total student population at University of the District of Columbia is 3,725, of which 3,385 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,614 are full-time. It takes the average University of the District of Columbia undergraduate about 5.0 years to complete their degree.

36% of University of the District of Columbia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $5,286 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% 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.

There are 1,444 undergraduates at Trinity College, of which 1,030 are full-time, and there are 1,846 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Trinity College is 4.8 years.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 1% of accepted students are men, and 99% are women.

50% of Trinity College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,976 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% 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.

There are 1,451 students at Gallaudet in total, 1,019 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 905 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 63%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Roughly 33% of students at Gallaudet take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,514 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.6% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

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.

The total student population at Strayer University - District of Columbia is 745, of which 630 students are undergraduates and of those, 60 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Strayer University - District of Columbia is 4.0 years.

This school’s student loan default rate of 11.3% 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.

There are 220 students at Prospect College in total, 220 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

47% of Prospect College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $4,414 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.2% 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.

There are 493 students at Career Technical Institute in total, 493 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 91% of students at Career Technical Institute take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $5,936 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.3% 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.

Wesley Theological Seminary has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

There are 232 students at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus in total, 68 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 68 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus is 4.0 years.

Roughly 100% of students at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $1,321 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% 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.

The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

There are 267 students at Bennett Career Institute in total, 142 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at Bennett Career Institute take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $3,610 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 39.7% 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.

### University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% 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.

### Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies

The total student population at The Salon Professional Academy - Washington DC is 97, which includes 68 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at TSPA - Washington DC. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

87% of TSPA - Washington DC students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,402 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The total student population at National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is 32, which includes 32 full-time undergraduates. Students tend to stick around at National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts. The freshman retention rate is 100%.

Around 100% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 50% are men and 50% are women.

Approximately 100% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,832 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.5% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

### Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

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