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District of Columbia Trade Schools

10 Colleges
1,237 Yearly Graduations
$140,793 Avg 4-Year Tuition (In-State)
$25,859 Avg 4-Year Student Loan

In terms of yearly trade school graduations, District of Columbia is ranked #50 in the country with 1,237 degrees handed out in 2019. Students who live in the state can take advantage of in-state tuition averaging $35,198 a year, while students from out-of-state may pay a higher average tuition of $36,312 a year.

An estimated 53% of college students in District of Columbia take out loans, with the average loan amount being $6,465 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
$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. It takes the average GWU undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 41%. Around 36% of accepted students are men, and 64% are women.

Roughly 43% of students at GWU take out loans to pay for college. The typical student loan amount is $7,383 a year. The school reports a student loan default rate of 1.9% which is much lower than the average rate of 10.8%!

A typical bachelor’s-degree holder from this school earns an average of $53,600 during the early-career years.

#2

Technical Learning Centers Inc

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

There are 182 students at Prospect College in total, 182 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 22 to 1.

Approximately 53% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount is $6,931 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 22.0% which is higher than the national average of 10.8%.

The early-career average earnings of bachelor’s-degree holders from Prospect College is $18,700.

#3

Career Technical Institute

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

There are 371 students at Career Technical Institute in total, 371 are 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%.

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 293 students at Bennett Career Institute in total, 159 are full-time undergraduates. The school has a student-to-faculty ratio of 20 to 1.

Roughly 78% of students at Bennett Career Institute take out loans to pay for college. The average amount of student loans is $3,038 a year. Students should know that the student default rate at this school is 40.4% 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
$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. It takes the average Howard undergraduate about 4.4 years to complete their degree.

About 41% of students who apply get accepted. Around 28% of accepted students are men, and 72% are women.

Approximately 62% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The typical student loan amount 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

University of the District of Columbia

Washington, District of Columbia
Public Public vs. Private
46 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. It takes the average University of the District of Columbia undergraduate about 4.8 years to complete their degree.

Roughly 27% of students at University of the District of Columbia take out loans to pay for college. 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.

#7

Trinity Washington University

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

There are 1,707 students at Trinity College in total, 1,356 of which are undergraduates, and of those, 987 are full-time. The average graduation time for an undergraduate student at Trinity College is 4.9 years.

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

Approximately 55% of the students who attend this school take out loans. 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%.

Students who graduate from Trinity College with a bachelor’s degree make an average of $32,300 during the early years of their career after graduation.

#8

Georgetown University

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
35 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. Students tend to stick around at Georgetown. The freshman retention rate is 96%.

The acceptance rate at Georgetown is 16%, making it one of the most selective schools in the country. Of the accepted students, 45% are men and 55% are women.

Approximately 29% of the students who attend this school take out loans. The average amount of student loans is $6,774 a year. The student loan default rate of 1.2% means most graduates are not struggling to pay off their loans.

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 30, which includes 26 full-time undergraduates.

#10

Catholic University of America

Washington, District of Columbia
Private not-for-profit Public vs. Private
0 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. It takes the average CUA undergraduate about 4.1 years to complete their degree.

The school doesn’t accept everyone who applies - it has an acceptance rate of 83%. Of the accepted students, 40% are men and 60% are women.

61% of CUA students take out loans to afford college costs. The average amount of student loans 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.

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