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District of Columbia Business Colleges

13 Colleges
7,998 Yearly Graduations
$113,473 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,151 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In 2019, 7,998 students received a business degree from a college in District of Columbia, making it rank #34 in terms of graduations. The average in-state tuition for students attending college in District of Columbia is $28,368 a year, while the average out-of-state tuition is $28,976 a year.

An estimated 51% of college students in District of Columbia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,788 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
$56,058 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 7,513 undergraduates at Georgetown, of which 7,029 are full-time, and there are 19,593 students altogether. Georgetown has a freshman retention rate of 96%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

Only 16% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

29% of Georgetown students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $6,774 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% 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
$54,538 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 27,814 students at GWU in total, 12,484 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 11,102 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at GWU. The freshman retention rate is 91%.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

43% of GWU students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,383 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.9% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

Students who graduate from GWU with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $53,600 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#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 11,608 students at Strayer University - Global Region in total, 7,670 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 324 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

50% of Strayer University - Global Region students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $8,522 a year. The student loan default rate of 10.4% is very similar to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Strayer University - Global Region is $33,100.

#4

American University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
1,078 Yearly Degrees
$49,889 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

The total student population at American University is 14,318, of which 8,527 students are undergraduates and of those, 8,207 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at The American University is 4.1 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 29%. Of the accepted students, 35% are men and 65% are women.

56% of The American University students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $7,801 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.8% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from The American University is $45,600.

#5

Howard University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
379 Yearly Degrees
$27,206 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 6,526 undergraduates at Howard, of which 6,269 are full-time, and there are 9,399 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at Howard. The freshman retention rate is 94%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. Of the accepted students, 28% are men and 72% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,910 a year. Howard has a 8.0% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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
$47,746 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 5,771 students at CUA in total, 3,279 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 3,168 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 7 to 1.

About 83% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

Approximately 61% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $9,719 a year. CUA has a 2.5% 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 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 654 undergraduates at Strayer University - District of Columbia, of which 77 are full-time, and there are 815 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

This school’s student loan default rate of 10.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Strayer University - District of Columbia is $33,100.

#8

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Public Public vs. Private
162 Yearly Degrees
$6,020 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 3,828 undergraduates at University of the District of Columbia, of which 1,779 are full-time, and there are 4,199 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at University of the District of Columbia is 4.8 years.

Approximately 27% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $4,893 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 15.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of the District of Columbia with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $29,100 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

Trinity Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
92 Yearly Degrees
$24,630 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 1,356 undergraduates at Trinity College, of which 987 are full-time, and there are 1,707 students altogether. It takes the average Trinity College undergraduate about 4.9 years to complete their degree.

Around 92% of students who apply get accepted. Of the accepted students, 1% are men and 99% are women.

55% of Trinity College students take out loans to afford college costs. The typical student loan amount is $5,284 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 13.8% 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
$9,990 Yearly Tuition & Fees (In-State

There are 92 students at University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus in total, 39 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 39 are full-time. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 10 to 1.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,689 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 20.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $30,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#11

Gallaudet University

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

There are 1,075 undergraduates at Gallaudet, of which 1,005 are full-time, and there are 1,485 students altogether. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Gallaudet is 4.7 years.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 59%. Around 42% of accepted students are men, and 58% are women.

Roughly 53% of students at Gallaudet take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $5,441 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 8.7% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Gallaudet is $21,900.

#12

Career Technical Institute

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

The total student population at Career Technical Institute is 371, which includes 371 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 24 to 1.

Roughly 72% of students at Career Technical Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $7,250 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.4% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Career Technical Institute is $18,700.

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

The Chicago School Washington DC Campus has a 4.3% student default rate. This is excellent when you compare it to the national rate of 10.8%.

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