Prospective students looking for public and private colleges in District of Columbia will find more than two dozen options. These include research universities, for-profit schools, vocational-technical colleges and even historically black colleges. District of Columbia colleges even include medical schools through three different universities. Given its heart of politics, arts, and learning, the nation's capital may prove to be just the place for students to pursue their learning goals.
Back on Track DC is a program that was established to provide youth and young adults opportunities to reconnect to education. Students interested in getting back on track with their education can find support in numerous ways through the ReEngagement Center, including resources for pursuing a secondary education or career path.
Among the District's choices schools is the University of the District of Columbia, the sole public school of higher education located in the nation's capital. This historically black college admits more high school students from the district than any other university in D.C. Students can enroll for undergraduate and graduate degree programs and even a law education. Georgetown University, a private school, is another option. Established in 1789, the university offers education in business, law, medicine, public policy and more. The private, research school of Howard University offers education in more than 120 areas, ranging from the arts to the humanities and the sciences. The school's notable alumni include the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall.
For more details on public institutions of higher education in Washington D.C., see https://helc.osse.dc.gov/vPage/Active-Institution/108/91188
|School||City||Total Enrollment||Institution Level||Avg. In-State Tuition & Fees||Number of Programs Offered|
|George Washington University||Washington||28,172||Four or more years||$55,230||443|
|Georgetown University||Washington||19,204||Four or more years||$54,104||184|
|American University||Washington||14,311||Four or more years||$48,459||189|
|Strayer University-Global Region||Washington||10,498||Four or more years||$13,380||33|
|Howard University||Washington||9,139||Four or more years||$26,756||235|
|Catholic University of America||Washington||5,956||Four or more years||$45,804||216|
|University of the District of Columbia||Washington||4,244||Four or more years||$5,888||81|
|Trinity Washington University||Washington||1,782||Four or more years||$24,150||45|
|Gallaudet University||Washington||1,557||Four or more years||$17,038||61|
|Strayer University-District of Columbia||Washington||928||Four or more years||$13,380||30|
|Wesley Theological Seminary||Washington||512||Four or more years||N/A||4|
|The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC||Washington||452||Four or more years||N/A||17|
|Career Technical Institute||Washington||348||At least 2 but less than 4 years||N/A||9|
|Bennett Career Institute||Washington||293||Less than 2 years (below associate)||N/A||5|
|University of the District of Columbia-David A Clarke School of Law||Washington||256||Four or more years||N/A||1|
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/