District of Columbia Colleges List

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Both private and public District of Columbia institutions rank well in the University Review college rankings lists, with notable members included in the top 100 USA colleges list being the George Washington University (62nd best in the USA) and Georgetown (46th best).

List of District of Columbia Colleges

NameLocationTypeNumber of UG StudentsIn-State TuitionOut of State TuitionAcceptance RateFounded
American University4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016Private7300$40,649$40,64944%1893
The Catholic University of America620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20064Private3695$38,526$38,52663%1887
Corcoran College of Art & Design500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-4804Private385$31,130$31,13030%1890
Dominican House of Studies487 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017-----1905
Gallaudet University800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002Private1120$13,800$13,80062%1864
George Washington University2121 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20052Private10465$47,343$47,34333%1821
Georgetown University37th and O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20057Private7550$44,805$44,80517%1789
Howard University2400 Sixth Street NW, Washington, DC 20059Private6690$22,683$22,68354%1867
Institute of World Politics1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036-Grad School---1990
National Defense University300 5th Ave #62, Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319-----1976
National Intelligence University200 MacDill Blvd., Washington, DC 20340-5100Public25---1962
Strayer University1133 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005Private40000$14,985$14,985-1892
Trinity University125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017Private1810$21,125$21,12551%1897
University of the District of Columbia4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008Public4860$7,000$14,00044%1976
University of the Potomac (Potomac College)4000 Chesapeake Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016Private-$12,984$12,984100%1989
Washington Theological Union1600 Webster Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017Defunct----1968
Wesley Theological Seminary4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016Private----1882

Size-wise, the largest colleges by undergraduate student body are the Strayer University (40,000) and the George Washington University (10,465). While the smallest establishments include National Intelligence University (25) and the Corcoran College of Art & Design (385).

Cost wise, there is only one main public higher education establishment, the University of the District of Columbia, which therefore offers the the lowest in-state tuition fees ($7,000), though the Gallaudet university ($13,800) and Potomac College ($12,984) both offer the cheapest tuition fees for those from out of state , despite being private establishments.

Of the private institutions. the lowest priced establishments in the list of DC colleges are the aforementioned Gallaudet university and Potomac College, whilst the most expensive universities are the Georgetown University ($44,805) and the George Washington ($47,343).

The most selective colleges are Georgetown (17% acceptance rate) and the Corcoran College of Art & Design (30%). The oldest college in District of Columbia is Georgetown, established in 1789.

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