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District of Columbia Colleges

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. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $26,871 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $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
$31,770 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 10,893 full-time undergraduates at GWU, and 27,973 students altogether. It takes the average GWU undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

Roughly 43% of students at GWU take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%!

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
$51,336 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Georgetown University is 19,005, of which 6,987 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Georgetown undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

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

29% of Georgetown students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,774 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $65,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4,492 Yearly Degrees
$30,351 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 13,858 students at The American University in total, 7,764 of which are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average The American University undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

About 29% of students who apply get accepted. Around 35% of accepted students are men, and 65% are women.

56% of The American University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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
$31,309 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 9,392 students at Howard in total, 6,090 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Howard 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.

Roughly 62% of students at Howard take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Howard is $35,800.

#5

Strayer University - Global Region

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,897 Yearly Degrees
$14,940 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Strayer University - Global Region is 8,864, of which 301 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

50% of Strayer University - Global Region students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,522 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar 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
$48,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,023 students at CUA in total, 3,194 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at CUA, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

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

61% of CUA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,719 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% 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.

#7

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Public Public vs. Private
717 Yearly Degrees
$9,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of the District of Columbia is 4,247, of which 1,830 students are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of the District of Columbia is 4.8 years.

Roughly 27% of students at University of the District of Columbia take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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
$14,310 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Trinity Washington University is 1,964, of which 1,075 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Trinity College undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 1% 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%.

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
$18,180 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,578 students at Gallaudet in total, 1,074 of which are full-time undergraduates. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Gallaudet is 4.7 years.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at Gallaudet take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount 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
$14,940 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Strayer University - District of Columbia is 959, of which 107 students are full-time undergraduates. It takes the average Strayer University - District of Columbia undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

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

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

#11

Technical Learning Centers Inc

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

There are 172 full-time undergraduates at Prospect College, and 172 students altogether. 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%.

Students who graduate from Prospect College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#12

Career Technical Institute

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

There are 387 full-time undergraduates at Career Technical Institute, and 387 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 typical student loan amount 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
$20,191 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.4% which is much lower than the average 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
$8,100 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus is 90, of which 72 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

53% of University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. 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
$21,564 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC 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 173 full-time undergraduates at Bennett Career Institute, and 312 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 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%.

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%.

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
$31,200 Yearly Tuition (In-State

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
33 Yearly Degrees
$16,080 Yearly Tuition (In-State

#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

The total student population at National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts is 32, of which 32 students are 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
$18,000 Yearly Tuition (In-State

#23

Daniel-Morgan-Graduate-School-Of-National-Security

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
17 Yearly Degrees
$23,400 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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