List of Washington, DC Area Universities

There are approximately 20 universities and colleges in the Washington, DC, area. Students may locate potential schools by using the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator tool. Keep reading to find a list of accredited universities in the DC area.

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List of Universities in the Washington, DC, Area

While performing a Google or Yahoo search can provide thousands of results for universities in the nation's capital, there is an easier way to find accredited schools in the Washington, DC, area. The U.S. Department of Education oversees the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) website, which offers a College Navigator tool that allows students to search for schools by state, zip code, degree level, institution type, population, religious affiliation and many other criteria (www.nces.ed.gov).

The NCES website provides a plethora of information about each school, including programs and majors, accreditation, tuition, financial aid, campus housing and graduation rates. To find this information for universities in Washington, DC, students can visit the NCES College Navigator website, select 'District of Columbia' from the state menu and check '4-year' under the institution type.

List of Area Universities

Below is a list of the 4-year public and private universities in the District of Columbia with their addresses and school types, according to the NCES College Navigator.

University Name Address School Type
American University 4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016 4-year, private not-for-profit
Catholic University of America 620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064 4-year, private not-for-profit
Corcoran College of Art and Design 500 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006 4-year, private not-for-profit
Gallaudet University 800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 4-year, private not-for-profit
George Washington University 2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052 4-year, private not-for-profit
Georgetown University 37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057 4-year, private not-for-profit
Howard University 2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059 4-year, private not-for-profit
Institute of World Politics 1521 16th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20036 4-year, private not-for-profit
Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies 487 Michigan Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017 4-year, private not-for-profit
Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family 620 Michigan Ave NE McGivney Hall, Washington, District of Columbia 20064 4-year, private not-for-profit
Strayer University - District of Columbia 1133 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 4-year, private for-profit
Strayer University - Takoma Park Campus 6830 Laurel St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20012 4-year, private for-profit
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at Washington DC 901 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 4-year, private not-for-profit
Trinity Washington University 125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017 4-year, private not-for-profit
University of Phoenix - Washington DC Campus 25 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20001 4-year, private for-profit
University of the District of Columbia 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008 4-year, public
University of the District of Columbia - David A Clarke School of Law 4340 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008 4-year, public
University of the Potomac - Washington DC Campus 1401 H Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005 4-year, private for-profit
Washington Theological Union 1600 Webster St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017 4-year, private not-for-profit
Wesley Theological Seminary 4500 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016 4-year, private not-for-profit
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