Best Colleges in Washington DC

Why spend a weekend in Washington D.C. sightseeing when you could spend years experiencing all our nation’s capital has to offer? Fifteen colleges and universities call this inter-state city home, as do many different cultures — and 200 foreign embassies and international organizations.* If you have an interest in government, law, lobbying, education, finance, public policy, scientific research, or more, come join us in the 4th largest metro economy in the United States. A degree here will start your career off on the right foot with average weekly wages of $1,575, the 4th highest in the country.

And while you’re finding your perfect university, you’ll find there’s plenty to do when the books close. From the National Mall and Zoo to festivals and other famous monuments, you can be entertained and educated at the same time — oh, and did we mention most of these attractions are free? So you can spend your money on the tasty dining options, farmers’ markets, and night life. At a Washington D.C. school, you’ll enjoy all four seasons of all four years. Explore your options and discover the university of your dreams today.

*dc.about.com *Bureau of Labor Statistics

Best Four Year Universities in Washington DC

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public

Best Community Colleges in Washington DC

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
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