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Medicine Schools in District of Columbia

In 2020-2021, 471 students earned their Medicine degrees in DC.

As a degree choice, Medicine is the 3rd most popular major in the 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) 471
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 471
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 471

Gender Distribution

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


Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 21.0%
  • Black or African American: 22.5%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 6.8%
  • White: 38.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 3.6%
  • Other Races: 7.6%

Jobs for Medicine Grads in District of Columbia

In this state, there are 2,320 people employed in jobs related to a medicine degree, compared to 503,310 nationwide.


Wages for Medicine Jobs in District of Columbia

A typical salary for a medicine grad in the state is $162,830, compared to a typical salary of $203,880 nationwide.


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


Georgetown University

181 Degrees in Major Awarded
94% Graduation Rate
19,371 Total Students

The student loan default rate of 0.70% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Of all the teachers who work at the school, 57% are considered full time. 54% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

164 Degrees in Major Awarded
82% Graduation Rate
27,017 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $62,584 after earning their degree at this institution. Students who attend this private institution pay an average net price of $32,563.


Howard University

126 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
10,859 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1. This private institution charges an average net price of $41,388. Most students complete their degree in 4.23 years.

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 990
Public Health 833
Health/Medical Admin Services 437
Rehabilitation Professions 172
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 168
Communication Sciences 136
Allied Health Professions 113
Pharmacy/Pharmaceutical Sciences 97

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