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Elementary Education Schools in District of Columbia

78 Elementary Teaching students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

In terms of popularity, Elementary Education is the 2nd most popular major in the state out of a total 46 majors commonly available.

Education Levels of Elementary Education Majors in District of Columbia

Elementary Teaching majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 43
Bachelor’s Degree 35

Gender Distribution

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

Elementary Education Majors in DC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

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

  • Asian: 2.6%
  • Black or African American: 25.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.3%
  • White: 56.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 5.1%
  • Other Races: 9.0%
Elementary Education Majors in DC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Elementary Education Grads in District of Columbia

There are 3,260 people in the state and 1,410,970 people in the nation working in elementary teaching jobs.

Elementary Education Jobs Nationwide vs. DC

Wages for Elementary Education Jobs in District of Columbia

In this state, elementary teaching grads earn an average of $79,480. Nationwide, they make an average of $62,200.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 6 colleges in District of Columbia that offer elementary teaching degrees. Learn about the most popular 6 below:

20 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
27,814 Total Students

The 1.90% student loan default rate is lower than average. The student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1. 51% of the teachers are full time.


American University

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
81% Graduation Rate
14,318 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 56%. Most students complete their degree in 4.07 years. Of all the students who attend this school, 76% get financial aid.


Howard University

17 Degrees in Major Awarded
60% Graduation Rate
9,399 Total Students

The student to faculty ratio is 8 to 1. 96% of students get financical aid. Graduates earn an average $35,800 after graduation.

14 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,771 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 52% are considered full time. The student loan default rate of 2.50% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. The student to faculty ratio is 7 to 1.

9 Degrees in Major Awarded
44% Graduation Rate
1,707 Total Students

The full-time teacher rate is 27%. 11 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 99% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
34% Graduation Rate
4,199 Total Students

32% of the teachers are full time. The student to faculty ratio is 10 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $16,482.

Elementary Education Careers in DC

Some of the careers elementary teaching majors go into include:

Job Title DC Job Growth DC Median Salary
Elementary School Teachers 16% $77,220

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to elementary teaching.

Major Annual Graduates in DC
Secondary Education 45
Early Childhood Education 33
Teacher Development & Methodology 21
Teacher Education 2

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