The District of Columbia is home to the city of Washington, which is the nation’s capital. Washington, DC is the center of the three branches of the federal government of the United States, namely the legislative, executive, and judicial arms. It also hosts all thirteen branches of the federal government. There are nearly two hundred foreign embassies in Washington, as well as hundreds of lobbying groups and professional associations. A number of international organizations are headquartered in Washington, such as the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank.
In addition to being the center of government, the District is a major tourism hub, thanks to the many national monuments and museums that are located in Washington. Millions of tourists visit the District every year to visit these national landmarks.
Besides the federal and DC governments, other major employers include Georgetown University, George Washington University, Washington Hospital Center, Children's National Medical Center and Howard University.
Below are some of the popular colleges in the state. You can also use our college finder search tool to find the right college for you based on your preferred area of study.
|College||Popular Majors||Type of Institution||Enrollment|
|Gallaudet University||Communications/ Journalism,Foreign Languages,Psychology||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Catholic University of America||Architecture,Nursing,Politics||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|American University||Business Administration,International Studies,Political Science||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|Georgetown University||Government,International Affairs,International Politics||Private||>10,000||Request Info|
|George Washington University||International Affairs,Political Science||Private||>10,000||Request Info|