Washington Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Washington, District of Columbia

There are at least 24 colleges in Washington, listed and described below. These schools represent 79,902 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 64,249 full-time students, and a reported 24,311 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University and Howard University. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Georgetown University, George Washington University or American University.

We also provide an extensive list of District of Columbia Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Washington.
  • Housing and buildings in Washington tend to be older than other areas.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Washington.

Education Institutes in Washington
Total Number of Educational Institutes
Total Enrollment in all institutes
Number of Public Educational Institutes
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
Graduation Rate
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
On Campus and Online Programs in Washington
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
Number of Institutes Offering both
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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Colleges and Universities in Washington
SchoolTotal EnrollmentInstitution LevelAvg In-State TuitionPrograms Offered
American University13,346Four or more years44,046175
Catholic University of America6,076Four or more years41,800219
University of the District of Columbia4,318Four or more years4,75279
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies90Four or more yearsN/A1
Gallaudet University1,566Four or more years15,55258
Georgetown University18,525Four or more years49,968174
Howard University8,966Four or more years23,419208
National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts34At least 2 but less than 4 years9,6002
Trinity Washington University2,068Four or more years22,84063
Wesley Theological Seminary576Four or more yearsN/A4
University of the District of Columbia-David A Clarke School of Law269Four or more yearsN/A1
Career Technical Institute479At least 2 but less than 4 yearsN/A7
Bennett Career Institute338Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A4
Technical Learning Centers Inc192Less than 2 years (below associate)N/A4
Institute of World Politics118Four or more yearsN/A2
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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