University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$12,984
0% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$21,895
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
20.2%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
90
100% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
11.1%
3 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 (8 degrees awarded), General Management Information Systems (5 degrees), and Purchasing, Procurement, Acquisitions, & Contracts Management (4 degrees).

In 2017, 37 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus. 48.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 51.4% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (15 degrees), 1.25 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is $12,984, which is $-1,016 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is $12,984, which is $-1,016 less than the national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $21,895.

In 2017, 94% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 13% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$12,984
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus was $12,984. The cost of tuition at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is $-1,016 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Special Focus Institutions ($14,000).

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Average Net Price

$21,895
2017 Value
4%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $21,895. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus grew by 4%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$6,800
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 $6,800 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,200. The cost of room and board did not change between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

94%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
13%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

94% of undergraduate students at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 348% with respect to 2016, when 21% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus (in red) with that of other similar universities.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
20.2%
2016 Default Rate
18
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus was 20.2%, which represents 18 out of the 89 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 90 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is 90 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 66.7% Black or African American, 18.9% White, 2.22% Hispanic or Latino, 1.11% Two or More Races, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (37.5%), followed by Black or African American Male (25%) and White Male (13.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (61.1%), followed by Black or African American Male (22.2%) and White Female (11.1%).

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 90 students. The full-time enrollment at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is 90 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 71.1% at similar Special Focus Institutions.

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Retention Rate over Time

45%
2017 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 45%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Special Focus Institutions (71%), 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
    60
  2. White
    17
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2

The enrolled student population at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is 66.7% Black or African American, 18.9% White, 2.22% Hispanic or Latino, 1.11% Two or More Races, 1.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% Asian, and 0% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Special Focus Institutions is 44.7% White, 15.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 15.5% 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, 2 students (2.22%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 1 fewer women than men received degrees from University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus. The majority of degree recipients at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are black or african american (15 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is General Business Administration & Management (8 degrees awarded), followed by General Management Information Systems (5 degrees) and Purchasing, Procurement, Acquisitions, & Contracts Management (4 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 Business (34 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1 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 (1,413,638 people), Accountants & auditors (1,127,912 people), Other managers (768,584 people), Software developers (527,117 people), and Financial managers (448,601 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are Business (34 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1 degrees), Health (1 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, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Public relations specialists, Physicians, and Podiatrists

The most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are Business (34 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1 degrees), Health (1 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 (1,833,129 people), Computer Systems Design (901,222 people), Elementary & secondary schools (802,269 people), Banking & related activities (564,871 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (542,902 people).

The most specialized majors at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are Business (34 degrees awarded), Protective Services (1 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (1 degrees), Health (1 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.

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus was General Business Administration & Management with 8 degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 19
  2. 18

In 2017, 19 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus, which is 1.06 times more than the number of degrees awarded to females (18).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 6 degrees were awarded to men at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus in General Management Information Systems, which is 6 times more than the 1 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 8 degrees were awarded to women at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus in General Business Administration & Management, which is 8 times more than the 1 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

13%
100% Completion Time
38%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 13% 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, 38% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 38% within 200%.

The following chart shows these completion rates over time compared to the average for the Special Focus Institutions Carnegie Classification group.

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.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Special Focus Institutions, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 33.3% of graduates (1 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
    15 degrees awarded
  2. White
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    3 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is black or african american (15 degrees awarded). There were 1.25 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (12 degrees).

8.11% of degree recipients (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

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

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus is black or african american male (8 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more black or african american male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, black or african american female (7 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 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (NaNN%), compared to the 2.38% average return ($240k on $10.1M) across all Special Focus Institutions.

In 2017, University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus had a total salary expenditure of $6.65M. University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus employs 2 Professors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are Male Professors (1), Female Professors(1), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 15 employees, Management, with 6 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 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 2017, 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

$6.28M
2017 Salaries
143%
growth from 2016

In 2017, University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus paid a median of $6.28M in salaries, which represents 94.5% of their overall expenditure ($6.65M) and a 143% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 8.68% decline from 2015 and a 77.2% decline from 2014.

The median for similar Special Focus Institutions is 2.59M (39.4% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40k
Instructional Salaries
2
Number of Employees

In 2017, University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus paid a total of $40k to 2 employees working as instructors, which represents 0.637% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $385k (29%) for similar Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
2 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
15 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus were Professor with 2 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 15 employees; Management with 6 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 1 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus was Male Professor with 1 employees, Female Professor with 1 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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