Best Colleges in Washington DC by Salary Potential

Washington DC is a beacon for education. Before starting a bachelor's degree, learn about the capital's best four-year colleges by earning potential. [Read More]

Colleges around the nation's capitol prove to have higher than national averages of median early and mid-career salaries.

The data reveal that early career alumni, with 1-3 years of experience, have a high median salary from Georgetown University and from Howard University. Georgetown alumni stay ahead of the pack for mid-career pay as well.

However, the long-term earning potential of graduates from George Washington University is also high.

The Catholic University of America claims the best student-to-faculty ratio (9:1). The smallest college on the list, Strayer University, with fewer than 1,000 undergraduates, has the highest amount of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees: 22 percent.

When alumni are asked if they would recommend the college, Georgetown University has the highest rating, with about 90 percent recommending it.

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