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Cost of Attendance (COA)

The following table compares the 2022 costs of attendance between best schools in District Of Columbia. For state residents, the average COA is $25,206 when living on campus and $24,757 when living off campus. For out-of-state students, the average COA is $54,575 when living on campus and $54,126 when living off campus. The COA includes tuition, fees, books & supplies, room & board costs, and other living expenses.
2022 Cost Of Attendance Comparison Between Best Schools In District Of Columbia
RankNameTuition & FeesBooks & SuppliesLiving Costs
In-StateOut-of-StateOn-CampusOff-Campus
1Georgetown University$59,957 $1,200 $20,358 -
2George Washington University$57,984 $1,400 $17,065 $17,065
3American University$51,334 $800 $16,378 $16,378
4Gallaudet University$17,712 $1,426 $20,400 $20,400
5Howard University$28,916 $1,360 $17,938 -
6The Catholic University of America$52,156 $1,000 $19,170 $20,970
7Trinity Washington University$25,110 $1,060 $13,610 $15,250
8Strayer University-District of Columbia$13,515 $1,350 - $9,120
9University of the District of Columbia$6,152$13,004 $1,280 - $22,594
Average$6,152$35,521$1,208$17,846$17,397

Undergraduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees between best schools in District Of Columbia. The average undergraduate tuition & fees is $6,152 for in-state students and $35,521 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 undergraduate tuition & fees of best schools in District Of Columbia are increased by 2.51% compared to the previous year.
Among the best schools in District Of Columbia, Georgetown University requires the most expensive tuition & fees of $59,784 and University of the District of Columbia has the lowest tuition & fees of $12,144 for undergraduate programs.
Undergraduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Schools In District Of Columbia
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Georgetown University$57,928$59,957
2George Washington University$56,049$57,984
3American University$51,361$51,334
4Gallaudet University$17,038$17,712
5Howard University$28,440$28,916
6The Catholic University of America$49,416$52,156
7Trinity Washington University$25,110$25,110
8Strayer University-District of Columbia$13,515$13,515
9University of the District of Columbia$6,152$13,004$6,152$13,004
Average$6,152$34,651$6,152$35,521

Graduate Tuition & Fees

The following table compares 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees between best schools in District Of Columbia. The average graduate tuition & fees is $10,094 for state residents and $31,157 for out-of-state students. The 2021-2022 graduate tuition & fees of best schools in District Of Columbia are increased by 2.89% compared to the previous year.
Among the best schools in District Of Columbia, Georgetown University requires the most expensive graduate tuition & fees of $54,672 and Trinity Washington University has the lowest graduate tuition & fees of $14,850.
Graduate Tuition & Fess Comparison Between Best Schools In District Of Columbia
RankName2020-20212021-2022
In-StateOut-of-StateIn-StateOut-of-State
1Georgetown University$53,591$55,128
2George Washington University$31,824$32,904
3American University$35,524$38,456
4Gallaudet University$18,706$19,380
5Howard University$34,224$34,326
6The Catholic University of America$50,340$51,630
7Trinity Washington University$14,580$14,850
8Strayer University-District of Columbia$15,135$15,135
9University of the District of Columbia$10,094$18,608$10,094$18,608
Average$10,094$30,281$10,094$31,157

Room & Board, Other Living Expenses

The following table compares living costs including room, board, and other expenses between best schools in District Of Columbia. Each cost is in average and may vary by room types, meal plan, and other living styles. For academic year 2021-2022, the average living costs of best schools in District Of Columbia is $17,846 when a student lives on campus and $17,397 when living off campus.
Living Costs Comparison Between Best Schools In District Of Columbia
RankNameOn-CampusOff-Campus
Room & BoardOther ExpensesRoom & BoardOther ExpensesOther Expenses (living with family)
1Georgetown University $17,758$2,600 ---
2George Washington University $15,440$1,625 $15,440$1,625$1,625
3American University $15,150$1,228 $15,150$1,228$1,736
4Gallaudet University $14,800$5,600 $14,800$5,600$5,600
5Howard University $14,678$3,260 ---
6The Catholic University of America $16,020$3,150 $16,020$4,950$3,150
7Trinity Washington University $11,380$2,230 $12,480$2,770$2,770
8Strayer University-District of Columbia -- $8,220$900$900
9University of the District of Columbia -- $17,205$5,389$5,389
Average$15,032 $2,813$14,188 $3,209$3,024
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