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Medicine Schools in District of Columbia

In 2018-2019, 460 students earned their Medicine degrees in DC.

A Medicine major is the 15th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Medicine Majors in District of Columbia

Medicine majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 460
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 460
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 460

Gender Distribution

In District of Columbia, a medicine major is more popular with women than with men.

Medicine Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of medicine majors in District of Columbia is as follows:

  • Asian: 15.9%
  • Black or African American: 22.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 8.0%
  • White: 46.5%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.0%
  • Other Races: 4.6%
Medicine Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Medicine Grads in District of Columbia

2,320 people in the state and 503,310 in the nation are employed in jobs related to medicine.

Medicine Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Medicine Jobs in District of Columbia

In this state, medicine grads earn an average of $162,830. Nationwide, they make an average of $203,880.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 3 colleges in District of Columbia that offer medicine degrees. Learn about the most popular 3 below:


Georgetown University

186 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
19,204 Total Students

This private institution charges an average net price of $30,169. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 48% are considered full time. 53% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

165 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
28,172 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.11 years to graduate. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $33,734.


Howard University

109 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
9,139 Total Students

The average student takes 4.43 years to complete their degree at Howard. The student loan default rate is 8.00% which is lower than average. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Medicine Careers in DC

Some of the careers medicine majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Physicians and Surgeons 8% $167,090
Family and General Practitioners 7% $157,740

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to medicine.

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Nursing 1,137
Public Health 719
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 670
Health/Medical Admin Services 555
Health Sciences & Services 221
Rehabilitation Professions 143
Communication Sciences 134
Allied Health Professions 117

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