Best Graduate Schools in Washington DC by Salary Potential

Get a graduate degree in the nation's capital. Find out which Washington DC schools offer the biggest bang for your buck. [Read More]

As the nation's capital, Washington DC is the hub of social and political activity. With access to so many renowned national and international organizations based in Washington DC, colleges like Georgetown University, George Washington University, American University, Catholic University of America, and Strayer University all top the list of schools where you can earn a master's degree, MBA, JD or PhD with high salary-earning potential.

With an enrollment of around 10,000, the Georgetown University Law Center offers opportunities for joint degrees: JD/PhD and JD/PhD, meaning greater versatility for career (and salary) potential. (This list does not include graduates with multiple advanced degrees though.) Only about half of alumni say that the jobs they got after graduation were very meaningful though. Notable alumni also include Thomas Leavey (Farmers Insurance Group co-founder) and Greta Van Susteren (TV anchor).

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