Colleges in District of Columbia

District of Columbia has 16 private and 2 public 4-year colleges that enroll 48,469 freshman students every year. The average tuition of public colleges is $4,752 (for in-state students) and $10,896 (for out-of-state students). The private colleges charge around $24,246 per year in tuition regardless of residency.

In the 2016-2017 academic year, the state of District of Columbia provided $4,236,542 in financial aid to 828 students who enrolled in 4-year colleges for the first time as undergraduates, while the colleges themselves awarded $151,903,705 in grant and scholarships to 6,171 students.

District of Columbia receives less than 1% of the total pell grant allotment from the federal government. In 2016-2017 academic year, 2,242 4-year colleges freshmen were awarded a total amount of $10,174,277 in pell grant ($4,387 per student on average) and 4,276 students received a total amount of $24,333,079 in the form of student loan from the federal government ($5,821 per student on average).

4-year Colleges in District of Columbia

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
American University

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
$31,758 $44,046 $44,046
26%
Catholic University of America

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
$36,009 $41,800 $41,800
80%
Gallaudet University

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
$13,597 $15,552 $15,552
66%
George Washington University

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
$39,562 $51,875 $51,875
40%
Georgetown University

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
$26,625 $49,968 $49,968
17%
Howard University

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
$22,712 $23,419 $23,419
30%
Institute of World Politics

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
Strayer University-District of Columbia

Location: Washington, DC

Private
for profit
$25,167 $12,780 $12,780
Open admission
Strayer University-Global Region

Location: Washington, DC

Private
for profit
$24,990 $12,780 $12,780
Open admission
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
Trinity Washington University

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
$16,113 $22,840 $22,840
89%
University of Phoenix-Washington DC

Location: Washington, DC

Private
for profit
Open admission
University of the District of Columbia

Location: Washington, DC

Public $15,153 $4,752 $10,896
Open admission
University of the District of Columbia-David A Clarke School of Law

Location: Washington, DC

Public
University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus

Location: Washington, DC

Private
for profit
$21,053 $12,984 $12,984
Open admission
Wesley Theological Seminary

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit

2-year Colleges in District of Columbia

College Name College Type Net Price In-State Tuition Out-of-State Tuition Acceptance rate
Career Technical Institute

Location: Washington, DC

Private
for profit
$23,108 $16,995 $16,995
Open admission
National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts

Location: Washington, DC

Private
not for profit
$18,115 $9,600 $9,600

Vocational & Trade Schools in District of Columbia

College Name College Type Net Price Tuition and Fees Acceptance rate
Bennett Career Institute

Location: Washington, DC

Private
for profit
$8,348 $17,000
Open admission
Technical Learning Centers Inc

Location: Washington, DC

Private
for profit
$22,790 $16,819
Open admission