Fall 2017 Higher Education Profile - District of Columbia

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the District of Columbia was home to 13 regionally accredited post-secondary institutions during fall 2017. These 13 institutions enrolled 85,346 students in fall 2017: 43,776 in undergraduate programs and 41,570 in graduate programs. A total of 13,168 students attending post-secondary school in the District of Columbia took at least one distance education course, representing 15.5 percent of the state's total student body. A total of 8,776 students were enrolled exclusively (100% online) in distance education courses with 448 (0.05%) of those residing in the District of Columbia.

The majority of institutions were private nonprofit: including 12 four-year schools The state was also home to 1 public four-year school. Students enrolled in the District of Columbia's higher education institutions were enrolled in bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, and doctoral degrees.

13 Degree Granting Institutions

 

85,346 Students Enrolled

 

13,168 Students Enrolled in Distance Education

Serving 85,346 students in fall 2017, the 13 regionally accredited, degree granting colleges and universities of Washington, D.C. offered academic choices for all types of students. Discover where your educational journey can begin with the institutions listed below. Our college and university listings are objective and focused on helping you achieve your educational or career goals. Whether you are searching for a public or private school with on-campus or online courses and an undergraduate or graduate degree, our list of regionally accredited colleges and universities in D.C. offers a comprehensive guide to the district's higher education options.

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Regionally Accredited Public and Private Non-Profit Colleges and Universities in the D.C.

American University
4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016-8001 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: Yes
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: Yes
Georgetown University
37th and O St NW
Washington, DC 20057-0001 
Enrollment Range: 10,000 - 19,999
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: Yes
Institute of World Politics
1521 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20036 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
Undergraduate Programs: No
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: No

Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family
620 Michigan Ave NE - McGivney Hall
Washington, DC 20064 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
Undergraduate Programs: No
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: No
Trinity Washington University
125 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017-1094 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: No
Wesley Theological Seminary
4500 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016-5690 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
Undergraduate Programs: No
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: Yes
Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20064 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: Yes
George Washington University
2121 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052 
Enrollment Range: 20,000 and above
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: Yes
Howard University
2400 Sixth St NW
Washington, DC 20059-0001 
Enrollment Range: 5,000 - 9,999
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: Yes
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies
487 Michigan Ave, NE
Washington, DC 20017-1585 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
Undergraduate Programs: No
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: No
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC
901 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005 
Enrollment Range: Under 1,000
Undergraduate Programs: No
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: Yes
University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008 
Enrollment Range: 1,000 - 4,999
Undergraduate Programs: Yes
Graduate Programs: Yes
Online Programs: No