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
24
Total Enrollment in all institutes
98,399
Number of Public Educational Institutes
2
Number of Private For-Profit Institutes
7
Number of Private Non-Profit Institutes
15
Graduation Rate
22.4%
Total Graduates With Bachelors Degree
6,445
On Campus and Online Programs in Washington
Number of Institutes Offering on-campus programs
7
Number of Institutes Offering on-line programs
3
Number of Institutes Offering both
14

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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