Colleges in District Of Columbia: Universities, Trade and Technical Schools

District of Columbia Colleges Summary

The District of Columbia is so small in land mass that it should not come as a surprise that is has the 4th fewest number of adult education schools and colleges (compared to the 50 states) with just over 20.

However, it has a larger percentage of its residents attending schools (more than 18%) than any of the U.S. states. In fact the next highest state is Utah, with less than 10% of its population enrolled in such schools.

Dorm room occupancy among students is high with just under a third of students in DC residing in college dorms, the 8th highest in the country. DC also has the most demanding colleges in the country in terms of SAT scores, with 25% of their students having an average SAT score of nearly 1100.

There are many well known colleges in DC as well, including Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University, American University, and Catholic University of America.

The DC State Board of Education is a newcomer, having only been established in June 12, 2007. It has web page are on the DC government web site at: http://www.seo.dc.gov/seo/cwp/view,a,1269,q,560689,seoNav,|32532|,,,.asp.

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Colleges and Universities in District of Columbia

School City Students Dorms Open Admission Typical SAT Range
American University Washington 11,449 3,460 No V: 580-700
M: 570-670
W: 580-680
Bennett Career Institute Washington 168   Yes
Career Technical Institute Washington 246   Yes
Catholic University of America Washington 6,440 2,205 No V: 510-610
M: 500-610
W: 510-610
Corcoran College of Art and Design Washington 975 67 No V: 440-600
M: 420-570
Dominican House of Studies Washington 85   No
Dudley Beauty College Washington 99   Yes
Gallaudet University Washington 1,423 1,113 No
Georgetown University Washington 14,826 5,053 No V: 620-730
M: 630-730
Howard University Washington 10,125 4,216 No V: 470-670
M: 460-680
W: 430-680
National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts Washington 30   No
Southeastern University Washington Washington 787   No
Technical Learning Centers Washington 173   Yes
Trinity Washington University Washington 1,630 275 No
University of the District of Columbia Washington 5,371   Yes
University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of Law Washington 237   No
Washington Theological Union Washington 240 35 No
Wesley Theological Seminary Washington 487 191 No
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