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District of Columbia Business Colleges

13 Colleges
7,998 Yearly Graduations
$115,584 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,503 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly business graduations, District of Columbia is ranked #34 in the country with 7,998 degrees handed out in 2019. District of Columbia colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $28,896 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $29,519 per year.

An estimated 55% of college students in District of Columbia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,876 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
2,308 Yearly Degrees
$57,928 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Georgetown University is 19,371, of which 7,357 students are undergraduates and of those, 6,610 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Georgetown. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

This a very selective school with only 17% of students getting accepted. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

28% of Georgetown students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,431 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.0% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Georgetown is $65,200.

#2

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,740 Yearly Degrees
$56,049 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 11,763 undergraduates at GWU, of which 10,141 are full-time, and there are 27,017 students altogether. The freshman retention rate at GWU is 88%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

About 43% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Approximately 35% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,914 a year. GWU has a 2.2% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from GWU is $53,600.

#3

Strayer University - Global Region

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
1,664 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,124 undergraduates at Strayer University - Global Region, of which 339 are full-time, and there are 10,457 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Strayer University - Global Region is 4.0 years.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $8,445 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - Global Region with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#4

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,078 Yearly Degrees
$51,361 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 14,001 students at The American University in total, 7,953 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,453 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 39% of students who apply get accepted. Around 34% of accepted students are men, and 66% are women.

Roughly 42% of students at The American University take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $9,489 a year. The American University has a 2.5% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from The American University with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $45,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#5

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
379 Yearly Degrees
$28,440 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,857 undergraduates at Howard, of which 7,497 are full-time, and there are 10,859 students altogether. For undergraduates at Howard, the average graduation time is 4.2 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 39%. Around 29% of accepted students are men, and 71% are women.

Approximately 72% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,082 a year. The student loan default rate of 7.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from Howard with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $35,800 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#6

Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
253 Yearly Degrees
$49,416 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Catholic University of America is 5,366, of which 3,055 students are undergraduates and of those, 2,934 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

About 82% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 39% are men and 61% are women.

Approximately 60% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $10,238 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from CUA is $47,100.

#7

Strayer University - District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
168 Yearly Degrees
$13,515 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 745 students at Strayer University - District of Columbia in total, 630 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 60 are full-time. For undergraduates at Strayer University - District of Columbia, the average graduation time is 4.0 years.

The student loan default rate of 11.3% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Strayer University - District of Columbia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $33,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Public Public vs. Private
162 Yearly Degrees
$6,152 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,385 undergraduates at University of the District of Columbia, of which 1,614 are full-time, and there are 3,725 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 8 to 1.

Roughly 36% of students at University of the District of Columbia take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,286 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 12.6% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $29,100 during the early-career years.

#9

Trinity Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$25,110 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,846 students at Trinity College in total, 1,444 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 1,030 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1.

Around 96% of students who apply get accepted. Around 1% of accepted students are men, and 99% are women.

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,976 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 14.9% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $32,300 during the early-career years.

#10

University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
62 Yearly Degrees
$6,660 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 68 undergraduates at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus, of which 68 are full-time, and there are 232 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus is 4.0 years.

100% of University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $1,321 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 16.1% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $30,200 during the early-career years.

#11

Gallaudet University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
57 Yearly Degrees
$17,038 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at Gallaudet University is 1,451, of which 1,019 students are undergraduates and of those, 905 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1.

About 63% of students who apply get accepted. Around 40% of accepted students are men, and 60% are women.

Approximately 33% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $5,514 a year. The student loan default rate of 11.6% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $21,900 during the early-career years.

#12

Career Technical Institute

Washington, District of Columbia
Private for-profit Public vs. Private
31 Yearly Degrees

There are 493 full-time undergraduates at Career Technical Institute, and 493 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 26 to 1.

Roughly 91% of students at Career Technical Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,936 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 25.3% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $18,700 during the early-career years.

Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
4 Yearly Degrees

The student loan default rate of 4.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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