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11 Colleges
1,015 Yearly Graduations
$121,364 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,879 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly teaching graduations, District of Columbia is ranked #47 in the country with 1,015 degrees handed out in 2019. District of Columbia colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $30,341 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $31,010 per year.

An estimated 48% of college students in District of Columbia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,970 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
552 Yearly Degrees
$54,538 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 28,172 students at GWU in total, 12,546 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,334 are full-time. For undergraduates at GWU, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 36% are men and 64% are women.

43% of GWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,383 a year. GWU has a 1.9% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from GWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $53,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#2

American University

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

There are 14,311 students at The American University in total, 8,287 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,952 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at The American University. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 29%. 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 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.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The American University is $45,600.

#3

Trinity Washington University

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

There are 1,782 students at Trinity College in total, 1,390 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,006 are full-time. For undergraduates at Trinity College, the average graduation time is 4.9 years.

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

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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.

#4

University of the District of Columbia

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

There are 3,867 undergraduates at University of the District of Columbia, of which 1,848 are full-time, and there are 4,244 students altogether. It takes the average University of the District of Columbia undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 27% of students at University of the District of Columbia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from University of the District of Columbia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,100 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
39 Yearly Degrees
$47,746 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,956 students at CUA in total, 3,332 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,198 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. 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

Howard University

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

The total student population at Howard University is 9,139, of which 6,243 students are undergraduates and of those, 5,991 are full-time. The freshman retention rate at Howard is 94%, 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%. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

62% of Howard students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $6,910 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Howard with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Gallaudet University

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

There are 1,557 students at Gallaudet in total, 1,138 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,066 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

About 59% of students who apply get accepted. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

53% of Gallaudet students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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%.

Students who graduate from Gallaudet with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $21,900 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#7

Strayer University - Global Region

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

There are 10,498 students at Strayer University - Global Region in total, 6,699 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 304 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,522 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - Global Region with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
20 Yearly Degrees
$56,058 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,459 undergraduates at Georgetown, of which 6,990 are full-time, and there are 19,204 students altogether. For undergraduates at Georgetown, the average graduation time is 4.1 years.

This a very selective school with only 16% of students getting 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. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $65,200 during the early-career years.

#10

Strayer University - District of Columbia

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

There are 928 students at Strayer University - District of Columbia in total, 720 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 104 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - District of Columbia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
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The student loan default rate of 4.3% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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