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Washington DC Schools

Washington DC state has 23 colleges and universities for students, such as yourself, to choose from. With approximately 54,325 students, Strayer University-District of Columbia is the largest school in Washington DC. It is located in the city of Washington. Located in the city of Washington, George Washington University is the second largest school in Washington DC. It had 25,061 students in 2010.

Popular Courses of Study in Washington DC

When planning your educational career path, you will not only have to choose a college from among Washington DC's 23 schools, but you will also have to choose from one of the 1,104 certificate and degree programs offered at these schools. If you are undecided, you may want to consider pursuing an education in business, law or healthcare, which are the most popular subjects in Washington DC for undergraduates. There were 56,356 students that graduated from Washington DC schools in 2010. Of these, 18% studied business, 16% studied law and 8% studied healthcare. The remaining 58% of Washington DC graduates studied subjects such as criminology, biomedical engineering or acting.

Student Demographics in Washington DC

If you decide to study at a Washington DC school, you will be joining the 137,205 other students currently studying in Washington DC colleges. Around 55% of Washington DC students are enrolled in undergraduate programs. Of Washington DC's undergraduate students, 78% are full-time students and 22% are part-time students.

Washington DC has a relatively diverse student population, with 65% of undergraduate students identifying themselves to be from a racial or ethnic minority background, according to 2009 data. The male to female ratio amongst undergraduates at Washington DC colleges and universities is 7 to 10. And approximately 110% of undergraduate students are 24 years of age or younger.

Faculty Demographics in Washington DC

Just as the student population at Washington DC schools is relatively diverse, the faculty at Washington DC schools is also relatively diverse. Washington DC colleges and universities employed 19,237 faculty members in 2009. An estimated 34% were from a racial or ethnic minority background. The male to female ratio amongst Washington DC faculty was 4 to 10.

Cost of Education in Washington DC

The average cost of an undergraduate education, factoring in tuition, living expenses and financial aid, in Washington DC was $21,465 per year for the 2009 school year, which is more than the national average. But this number can be misleading. If you attend George Washington University, the state’s most expensive school, an undergraduate education will cost you in the ball park of $41,655 per year. But if you instead enroll at University of the District of Columbia, Washington DC's least expensive school, your will only have to pay around $3,000 per year.

Student Completion, Graduation and Retention Rates

Each year, an average of 56,356 students graduate from degree and certificate programs in Washington DC. In Washington DC, in 2009, 1 out of 2 students who started an undergraduate program four to six years earlier graduated. And 8 out of 10 students who started their first year of an undergraduate degree actually returned to do their second year. This means that if you enroll in a Washington DC school for your undergraduate degree, there is a 78% likelihood that you will return to school for year two of your education and 49% likelihood that you will graduate after 4-6 years.

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  1. 1Strayer University-District of ColumbiaStrayer University-District of Columbia

    Address:
    1133 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  2. 2George Washington UniversityGeorge Washington University

    Address:
    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  3. 3Georgetown UniversityGeorgetown University

    Address:
    37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  4. 4American UniversityAmerican University

    Address:
    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  5. 5Howard UniversityHoward University

    Address:
    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    Awards Offered:
    2-4 years certificate
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  6. 6Catholic University of AmericaCatholic University of America

    Address:
    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  7. 7University of the District of ColumbiaUniversity of the District of Columbia

    Address:
    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  8. 8Trinity Washington UniversityTrinity Washington University

    Address:
    125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017-1094

    Awards Offered:
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  9. 9Gallaudet UniversityGallaudet University

    Address:
    800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002-3695

    Awards Offered:
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  10. 10Corcoran College of Art and DesignCorcoran College of Art and Design

    Address:
    500 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006-4804

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Master's degree

  11. 11Wesley Theological SeminaryWesley Theological Seminary

    Address:
    4500 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-5690

    Awards Offered:
    Master's degree

  12. 12Career Technical InstituteCareer Technical Institute

    Address:
    2131 K Street, NW 7th Floor, Washington, District of Columbia 20037-1898

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate

  13. 13Potomac CollegePotomac College

    Address:
    4000 Chesapeake St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree

  14. 14Washington Theological UnionWashington Theological Union

    Address:
    6896 Laurel St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20012

    Awards Offered:
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  15. 15Bennett Career InstituteBennett Career Institute

    Address:
    700 Monroe Street N.E., Washington, District of Columbia 20017

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate

  16. 16Technical Learning Centers IncTechnical Learning Centers Inc

    Address:
    1720 I St NW Suite 200, Washington, District of Columbia 20006-5540

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate

  17. 17Institute of World PoliticsInstitute of World Politics

    Address:
    1521 16th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036

    Awards Offered:
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  18. 18Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of StudiesPontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies

    Address:
    487 Michigan Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017-1585

    Awards Offered:
    Master's degree
    Post-master's certificate

  19. 19Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and FamilyPontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

    Address:
    620 Michigan Ave NE McGivney Hall, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    Awards Offered:
    Master's degree
    Other degree

  20. 20Dudley Beauty CollegeDudley Beauty College

    Address:
    2031 Rhode Island Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20018-2834

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Other degree

  21. 21National Conservatory of Dramatic ArtsNational Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

    Address:
    1556 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20007

    Awards Offered:
    1-2 years certificate
    2-4 years certificate

  22. 22Strayer University-Global RegionStrayer University-Global Region

    Address:
    1133 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

    Awards Offered:
    Less than 1 year certificate
    1-2 years certificate
    Associate's degree
    Bachelor's degree
    Postbaccalaureate certificate
    Master's degree

  23. 23The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DCThe Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC

    Address:
    901 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

    Awards Offered:
    Master's degree

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