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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. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in District of Columbia is $30,341 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $31,010 a year.

About 48% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly 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 12,484 undergraduates at GWU, of which 11,102 are full-time, and there are 27,814 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at GWU. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

43% of GWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GWU is $53,600.

#2

American University

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

The total student population at American University is 14,318, of which 8,527 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,207 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at The American University is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 29%. Around 35% of accepted students 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 1.8% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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 1,356 undergraduates at Trinity College, of which 987 are full-time, and there are 1,707 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

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 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.

#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 4,199 students at University of the District of Columbia in total, 3,828 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,779 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

#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 3,279 undergraduates at CUA, of which 3,168 are full-time, and there are 5,771 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at CUA is 86%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

61% of CUA students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $9,719 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 2.5% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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

There are 6,526 undergraduates at Howard, of which 6,269 are full-time, and there are 9,399 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Howard is 4.4 years.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,910 a year. The student loan default rate of 8.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Howard is $35,800.

#7

Gallaudet University

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

The total student population at Gallaudet University is 1,485, of which 1,075 students are undergraduates and of those, 1,005 are full-time. For undergraduates at Gallaudet, the average graduation time is 4.7 years.

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

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

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gallaudet is $21,900.

#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 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.

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%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $33,100 during the early-career years.

#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 7,513 undergraduates at Georgetown, of which 7,029 are full-time, and there are 19,593 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

This a very selective school with only 16% of students getting accepted. Around 45% of accepted students 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 school reports a student loan default rate of 1.2% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $65,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

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

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

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

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
0 Yearly Degrees

The school reports a student loan default rate of 4.3% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

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