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13 Colleges
4,513 Yearly Graduations
$113,473 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,199 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly healthcare graduations, District of Columbia is ranked #41 in the country with 4,513 degrees handed out in 2019. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in District of Columbia is $28,368 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $28,976 a year.

About 51% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,800 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
2,604 Yearly Degrees
$54,538 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 12,484 undergraduates at GWU, of which 11,102 are full-time, and there are 27,814 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at GWU is 91%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. 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 student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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
655 Yearly Degrees
$56,058 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,513 undergraduates at Georgetown, of which 7,029 are full-time, and there are 19,593 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Georgetown. The freshman retention rate is 96%.

Only 16% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

29% of Georgetown students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,774 a year. Georgetown has a 1.2% 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 $65,200 during the early-career years.

#3

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
427 Yearly Degrees
$27,206 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,526 undergraduates at Howard, of which 6,269 are full-time, and there are 9,399 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

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.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans 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%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $35,800 during the early-career years.

#4

Technical Learning Centers Inc

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

There are 182 students at Prospect College in total, 182 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

53% of Prospect College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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.

#5

Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
122 Yearly Degrees
$47,746 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Catholic University of America is 5,771, of which 3,279 students are undergraduates and of those, 3,168 are full-time. 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.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $9,719 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.5% 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

Career Technical Institute

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

The total student population at Career Technical Institute is 371, which includes 371 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at Career Technical Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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.

#7

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
109 Yearly Degrees
$49,889 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 8,527 undergraduates at The American University, of which 8,207 are full-time, and there are 14,318 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at The American University is 90%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

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

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

#8

Trinity Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
105 Yearly Degrees
$24,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Trinity Washington University is 1,707, of which 1,356 students are undergraduates and of those, 987 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Trinity College is 4.9 years.

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

55% of Trinity College students take out loans to afford college costs. 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

Strayer University - Global Region

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
61 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,670 undergraduates at Strayer University - Global Region, of which 324 are full-time, and there are 11,608 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Roughly 50% of students at Strayer University - Global Region take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $8,522 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Strayer University - Global Region is $33,100.

#10

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Public Public vs. Private
57 Yearly Degrees
$6,020 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,828 undergraduates at University of the District of Columbia, of which 1,779 are full-time, and there are 4,199 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 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.

#11

Gallaudet University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
37 Yearly Degrees
$17,038 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,485 students at Gallaudet in total, 1,075 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,005 are full-time. 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. Gallaudet has a 8.7% 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.

#12

University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
6 Yearly Degrees
$9,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 92 students at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus in total, 39 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 39 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus is $30,200.

#13

Strayer University - District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
5 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 654 undergraduates at Strayer University - District of Columbia, of which 77 are full-time, and there are 815 students altogether. It takes the average Strayer University - District of Columbia undergraduate about 4.5 years to complete their degree.

This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% 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.

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