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10 Colleges
1,237 Yearly Graduations
$145,601 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$27,316 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

District of Columbia ranked #50 in the nation for trade school degrees handed out in 2019. Around 1,237 students received some type of diploma that year. District of Columbia colleges offer students average in-student tuition of $36,400 per year, while students attending fron out-of-state may pay something more like $37,542 per year.

About 56% of students who go to college in this state take out loans, with the average yearly loan amount being $6,829 per year.

Learn more about the most popular schools below:

#1

George Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
645 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. GWU has a freshman retention rate of 88%, which is a good sign that once students arrive at the school, they want to stay.

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

Roughly 35% of students at GWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $8,914 a year. The student loan default rate of 2.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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

#2

Technical Learning Centers Inc

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

The total student population at Technical Learning Centers Inc is 220, which includes 220 full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 47% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $4,414 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 27.2% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

Students who graduate from Prospect College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $18,700 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#3

Career Technical Institute

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

The total student population at Career Technical Institute is 493, which includes 493 full-time undergraduates. 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.

#4

Bennett Career Institute

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

There are 142 full-time undergraduates at Bennett Career Institute, and 267 students altogether. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 56% of students at Bennett Career Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,610 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 39.7% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Bennett Career Institute is $17,300.

#5

Howard University

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

There are 10,859 students at Howard in total, 7,857 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 7,497 are full-time. Students tend to stick around at Howard. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

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.

72% of Howard students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $7,082 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 7.2% which is much lower than the average 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

University of the District of Columbia

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

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

Approximately 36% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from University of the District of Columbia is $29,100.

#7

Trinity Washington University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
38 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. For undergraduates at Trinity College, the average graduation time is 4.8 years.

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

Approximately 50% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Trinity College is $32,300.

#8

Georgetown University

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

There are 19,371 students at Georgetown in total, 7,357 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 6,610 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Georgetown is 4.1 years.

The acceptance rate at Georgetown is 17%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Around 43% of accepted students are men, and 57% are women.

Approximately 28% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $7,431 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.0% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

Students who graduate from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $65,200 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#9

The Salon Professional Academy - Washington DC

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

The total student population at The Salon Professional Academy - Washington DC is 97, which includes 68 full-time undergraduates. The freshman retention rate at TSPA - Washington DC is 100%, which is great when compared to the national average of 68%.

87% of TSPA - Washington DC students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $9,402 a year. This school’s student loan default rate of 11.4% is close to the national average of 10.8%.

#10

Catholic University of America

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

There are 3,055 undergraduates at CUA, of which 2,934 are full-time, and there are 5,366 students altogether. Students tend to stick around at CUA. The freshman retention rate is 86%.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 82%. Around 39% of accepted students are men, and 61% are women.

60% of CUA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans is $10,238 a year. CUA has a 2.8% 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.

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