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16 Schools in Washington DC Match Your Criteria

  1. School Name Tuition & Fees Years Accredited Student Population School Type Degree Levels
  2. School Name

    American University

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $39,499
    Years Accredited
    86 (1928)
    Student Population
    13,515
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  3. School Name

    Career Technical Institute

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    10 (2004)
    Student Population
    797
    School Type
    Private for-profit, less-than 2-year
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    School Website
  4. School Name

    Catholic University of America

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $36,820
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    7,416
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  5. School Name

    Gallaudet University

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,806
    Years Accredited
    57 (1957)
    Student Population
    1,707
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  6. School Name

    George Washington University

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $45,780
    Years Accredited
    92 (1922)
    Student Population
    28,699
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  7. School Name

    Georgetown University

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $42,870
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    20,533
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
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  8. School Name

    Howard University

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $22,683
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    11,087
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Bachelors
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  9. School Name

    Potomac College-Washington

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $12,760
    Years Accredited
    8 (2006)
    Student Population
    618
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Associates
    Bachelors
    School Website
  10. School Name

    Strayer University-District of Columbia

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,985
    Years Accredited
    33 (1981)
    Student Population
    3,060
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  11. School Name

    Strayer University-Global Region

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $14,985
    Years Accredited
    33 (1981)
    Student Population
    6,774
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  12. School Name

    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    2 (2011)
    Student Population
    208
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  13. School Name

    Trinity Washington University

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $21,125
    Years Accredited
    93 (1921)
    Student Population
    3,103
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  14. School Name

    University of Phoenix-Washington DC Campus

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $10,240
    Years Accredited
    7 (2007)
    Student Population
    283
    School Type
    Private for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  15. School Name

    University of the District of Columbia

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    $7,244
    Years Accredited
    43 (1971)
    Student Population
    11,084
    School Type
    Public, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Associates
    Bachelors
    Masters
    School Website
  16. School Name

    Washington Theological Union

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    41 (1973)
    Student Population
    123
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Certificate (Post-Bachelors)
    Certificate (Post-Masters)
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
  17. School Name

    Wesley Theological Seminary

    Washington, DC
    Tuition & Fees
    -
    Years Accredited
    74 (1940)
    Student Population
    842
    School Type
    Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
    Degree Levels
    Doctoral
    Masters
    School Website
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College Costs

According to the College Board’s 2012 report on Trends, Tuition and Fees,Enrollment and State Appropriations for Higher Education by State, the cost of schooling at a 4-year college or university in Washington D.C. increased by 118% between 2006 and 2012. These figures were not adjusted for inflation and are likely due to the low level of support by the District of Columbia ― the district allocated just 6% to higher education.

College Enrollment

Enrollment in Washington, D.C.-area public colleges and universities increased by 6.2% from 2000-2010, which is quite low, when compared to other states, but from 2000 to 2001, the increase, 11.2%, was the highest of all states, according to a 2012 College Board report. The decade’s low enrollment increase is likely due to the tuition increases between 2006-2012. To boost enrollment and encourage students to complete college courses while finishing high school.

Higher Education Initiatives

  1. Official State Links

  2. College Savings

    • DC College Savings: This is Washington D.C.’s 529 college savings plan. It is sponsored by the Government of the District of Columbia and managed by Calvert Investments. There are five categories of investments to choose from.
    • DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program: Washington D.C. students who have lived in the city for at least 12 consecutive months are eligible to apply for this grant for assistance in their first year of college. This grant is good at all public colleges and universities across the country, as well as historically black colleges and universities in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam, and the private colleges and universities in the D.C. area.
    • DC Mayor’s Scholarship Undergraduate Fund: This is a need-based grant for college students from the Washington, D.C. area. Designed for students who want to earn their first bachelor’s degree, awards from this fund are tuition restricted.
  3. Education Nonprofits

    • College Summit: College Summit works with high schools to improve their curriculum and help students to explore their options for future education. The organization also acts to spread the word about policies and education activities that are important in the area.
    • Capital Partners for Education: CPFE assists low-income students in Washington, D.C. to finish high school, attend and complete college. The organization offers tuition assistance and skill development opportunities.
  4. Higher Education News

    • The Chronicle of Higher Education: This location-limited search shows Washington, D.C. related higher education news.
    • The Hoya: This is the college newspaper of Georgetown University; this search gives information on tuition-related news at the university.

Higher Education in Washington DC