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20 Colleges
28,494 Yearly Graduations
$106,720 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,151 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

District of Columbia ranked #38 in the nation for degrees handed out in 2018. Around 28,494 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 $26,680 per year to get their degree at a college in District of Columbia, while out of state students will pay an average of $27,224 per year.

About 51% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,788 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
9,938 Yearly Degrees
$30,780 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

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 average amount of student loans is $7,383 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.7% 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
7,163 Yearly Degrees
$49,560 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,987 full-time undergraduates at Georgetown, and 19,005 students altogether. 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. 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. Georgetown has a 1.0% 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
4,054 Yearly Degrees
$30,744 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at American University is 13,858, of which 7,764 students are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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

Roughly 56% of students at The American University take out loans to pay for college. 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.

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
2,069 Yearly Degrees
$31,309 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 6,090 full-time undergraduates at Howard, and 9,392 students altogether. It takes the average Howard undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,910 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.8% 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

Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,590 Yearly Degrees
$46,180 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%. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,719 a year. The student loan default rate of 3.4% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CUA is $47,100.

#6

Strayer University - Global Region

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,479 Yearly Degrees
$14,790 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. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.6% 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.

#7

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Public Public vs. Private
635 Yearly Degrees
$8,784 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,830 full-time undergraduates at University of the District of Columbia, and 4,247 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

27% of University of the District of Columbia students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $4,893 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% 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
443 Yearly Degrees
$14,040 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 1,964 students at Trinity College in total, 1,075 of which are full-time undergraduates. For undergraduates at Trinity College, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

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

Roughly 55% of students at Trinity College take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,284 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Trinity College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Gallaudet University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
370 Yearly Degrees
$18,180 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The total student population at Gallaudet University is 1,578, of which 1,074 students are full-time undergraduates. 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%. Of the accepted students, 42% are men and 58% are women.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,441 a year. Gallaudet has a 8.8% 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 Gallaudet is $21,900.

#10

Strayer University - District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
236 Yearly Degrees
$14,790 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 107 full-time undergraduates at Strayer University - District of Columbia, and 959 students altogether. For undergraduates at Strayer University - District of Columbia, the average graduation time is 4.5 years.

The student loan default rate of 10.6% 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.

#11

Wesley Theological Seminary

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
132 Yearly Degrees
$19,260 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The student loan default rate of 3.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$21,213 Yearly Tuition (In-State

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.4% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

#13

University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
68 Yearly Degrees
$20,764 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 90 students at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus in total, 72 of which are full-time undergraduates. 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 average amount of student loans is $4,689 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.7% 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.

Public Public vs. Private
64 Yearly Degrees

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law is $29,100.

#15

Institute of World Politics

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
51 Yearly Degrees
$20,640 Yearly Tuition (In-State

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

#17

University of Phoenix - Washington DC

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
26 Yearly Degrees
$16,752 Yearly Tuition (In-State

There are 70 full-time undergraduates at UOPX - Washington DC, and 71 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $28,400 during the early-career years.

#18

Career Technical Institute

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

The total student population at Career Technical Institute is 387, of which 387 students are 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 28.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

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

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
21 Yearly Degrees
$17,200 Yearly Tuition (In-State

#20

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

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

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