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.

Selected District of Columbia Colleges and Universities

Colleges and Universities in District of Columbia

SchoolCityStudentsDormsOpen AdmissionTypical SAT Range
American UniversityWashington11,449 3,460NoV: 580-700
M: 570-670
W: 580-680
Bennett Career InstituteWashington168  Yes
Career Technical InstituteWashington246  Yes
Catholic University of AmericaWashington6,440 2,205NoV: 510-610
M: 500-610
W: 510-610
Corcoran College of Art and DesignWashington975 67NoV: 440-600
M: 420-570
Dominican House of StudiesWashington85  No
Dudley Beauty CollegeWashington99  Yes
Gallaudet UniversityWashington1,423 1,113No
Georgetown UniversityWashington14,826 5,053NoV: 620-730
M: 630-730
Howard UniversityWashington10,125 4,216NoV: 470-670
M: 460-680
W: 430-680
National Conservatory of Dramatic ArtsWashington30  No
Southeastern University WashingtonWashington787  No
Technical Learning CentersWashington173  Yes
Trinity Washington UniversityWashington1,630 275No
University of the District of ColumbiaWashington5,371  Yes
University of the District of Columbia David A Clarke School of LawWashington237  No
Washington Theological UnionWashington240 35No
Wesley Theological SeminaryWashington487 191No
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