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
|Name||Location||Type||Number of UG Students||In-State Tuition||Out of State Tuition||Acceptance Rate||Founded|
|American University||4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016||Private||7300||$40,649||$40,649||44%||1893|
|The Catholic University of America||620 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20064||Private||3695||$38,526||$38,526||63%||1887|
|Corcoran College of Art & Design||500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20006-4804||Private||385||$31,130||$31,130||30%||1890|
|Dominican House of Studies||487 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017||-||-||-||-||-||1905|
|Gallaudet University||800 Florida Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002||Private||1120||$13,800||$13,800||62%||1864|
|George Washington University||2121 I Street NW, Washington, DC 20052||Private||10465||$47,343||$47,343||33%||1821|
|Georgetown University||37th and O Streets NW, Washington, DC 20057||Private||7550||$44,805||$44,805||17%||1789|
|Howard University||2400 Sixth Street NW, Washington, DC 20059||Private||6690||$22,683||$22,683||54%||1867|
|Institute of World Politics||1521 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036||-||Grad School||-||-||-||1990|
|National Defense University||300 5th Ave #62, Fort Lesley J. McNair, DC 20319||-||-||-||-||-||1976|
|National Intelligence University||200 MacDill Blvd., Washington, DC 20340-5100||Public||25||-||-||-||1962|
|Strayer University||1133 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005||Private||40000||$14,985||$14,985||-||1892|
|Trinity University||125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20017||Private||1810||$21,125||$21,125||51%||1897|
|University of the District of Columbia||4200 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008||Public||4860||$7,000||$14,000||44%||1976|
|University of the Potomac (Potomac College)||4000 Chesapeake Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016||Private||-||$12,984||$12,984||100%||1989|
|Washington Theological Union||1600 Webster Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017||Defunct||-||-||-||-||1968|
|Wesley Theological Seminary||4500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016||Private||-||-||-||-||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.