University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,640
42% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$29,283
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
16.1%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
92
100% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.3%
17 Graduates

About

University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is a higher education institution located in District of Columbia, DC. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus were General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees awarded), Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism (22 degrees), and Computer & Information Systems Security (8 degrees).

In 2019, 98 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus. 39.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 60.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (32 degrees), 5.33 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (6 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is $8,640, which is $-5,860 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is $8,640, which is $-5,860 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,283.

In 2019, 18% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 10% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$8,640
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus was $8,640. The cost of tuition at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is $-5,860 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,500).

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Average Net Price

$29,283
2019 Value
4.99%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $29,283. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus grew by 4.99%.

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Other Student Expenses

$8,814
Room and Board
$1,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus was of $8,814 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board decreased by 25% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

18%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
10%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

18% of undergraduate students at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 41.9% with respect to 2018, when 31% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
16.1%
2017 Default Rate
10
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus was 16.1%, which represents 10 out of the 62 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus has a total enrollment of 92 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is 92 students and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 13% Black or African American, 8.7% White, 7.61% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (17.9%), followed by Black or African American Female (17.9%) and White Female (15.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Male (5.66%), followed by Black or African American Female (3.77%) and White Female (3.77%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

100%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus, both undergraduate and graduate, is 92 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is 92 and the part-time enrollment is 0. This means that 100% of students enrolled at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are enrolled full-time compared with 70.4% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

67%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus was 67%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (72%), University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    12
  2. White
    8
  3. Asian
    7

The enrolled student population at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is 13% Black or African American, 8.7% White, 7.61% Asian, 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, 0% Hispanic or Latino, 0% Two or More Races, and 0% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.8% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 14.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0 students (0%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 20 fewer women than men received degrees from University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is black or african american (32 degrees awarded). There were 5.33 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (6 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is General Business Administration & Management (26 degrees awarded), followed by Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism (22 degrees) and Computer & Information Systems Security (8 degrees).

The most specialized majors across all degree types at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Protective Services (22 degrees awarded), Business (62 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (8 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are Registered nurses (1,483,650 people), Accountants & auditors (1,018,922 people), Other managers (868,668 people), Software developers (648,414 people), and Financial managers (516,741 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are Protective Services (22 degrees awarded), Business (62 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (8 degrees), Health (6 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are Surgeons, Physicians, Architectural & engineering managers, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are Protective Services (22 degrees awarded), Business (62 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (8 degrees), Health (6 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (1,850,378 people), Computer Systems Design (1,028,352 people), Elementary & secondary schools (803,060 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (557,908 people), and Banking & related activities (556,969 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are Protective Services (22 degrees awarded), Business (62 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (8 degrees), Health (6 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (0 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus.
Most Common
  1. 26 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 22 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 8 degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus was General Business Administration & Management with 26 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

59
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
39
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 59 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus, which is 1.51 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (39).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 16 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus in Computer Forensics & Counterterrorism, which is 2.67 times more than the 6 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 14 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.875 times less than the 16 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%
100% Completion Time
11%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 4% of students graduating from University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 11% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 11% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (60%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is Female and White (60% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    32 degrees awarded
  2. White
    6 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is black or african american (32 degrees awarded). There were 5.33 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (6 degrees).

0% of degree recipients (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Male
    24 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American Female
    8 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    4 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is black or african american male (24 degrees awarded). There were 3 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (8 degrees).

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Operations

University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 2.77% average return ($279k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2019, University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus had a total salary expenditure of $7.27M. University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus employs 1 Professors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are Male Professors (1), Female Professors(0), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are: Office and Administrative Support, with 13 employees, Management, with 9 employees, and Sales and related with 2 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Special Focus Institutions according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$6.32M
2019 Salaries
28.5%
growth from 2018

In 2019, University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus paid a median of $6.32M in salaries, which represents 86.9% of their overall expenditure ($7.27M) and a 28.5% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 21.8% decline from 2017 and a 143% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.89M (42.3% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$55k
Instructional Salaries
1
Number of Employees

In 2019, University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus paid a total of $55k to 1 employees working as instructors, which represents 0.871% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $857k (29.6%) for similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
1 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
13 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus were Professor with 1 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus were Office and Administrative Support with 13 employees; Management with 9 employees; and Sales and related with 2 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Male Professor
  2. Female Professor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus was Male Professor with 1 employees, Female Professor with 0 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus.

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