George Washington University Graduate Programs
Located in Washington, District of Columbia, George Washington University is a private not-for-profit institution. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.
George Washington University Rankings
We have ranked GWU as #82 out of 1,069 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 7 colleges in District of Columbia, it is ranked at #2.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
GWU has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at GWU.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards GWU has earned from around the web.
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Where Is George Washington University?
Contact details for GWU are given below.
|Address:||1918 F Street, Nw, Washington, DC 20052|
George Washington University Graduate Student Diversity
Of the 15,254 graduate students at GWU, 39% are male and 61% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of George Washington University graduate students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||1,769|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,583|
District of Columbia students aren't the only ones who study at George Washington University. At this time, 49 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 133 countries are represented at GWU. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and South Korea.
Online Learning at George Washington University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at GWU has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 2nd most popular in District of Columbia for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of GWU
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time graduate tuition at George Washington University was $29,840 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how GWU is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Legal Support Services||#1||#1|
|Microbiological Sciences & Immunology||#7||#1|
|Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology||#10||#10|
|Biomathematics & Bioinformatics||#13||#10|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#13||#10|
|Political Science & Government||#24||#16|
|Public Relations & Advertising||#33||#27|
|International Relations & National Security||#49||#46|
|Allied Health Professions||#58||#49|
Online Growth Rankings of GWU
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at George Washington University was 5.0%. This is the #881 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at GWU regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of GWU majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Curriculum & Instruction||7%|
|Instructional Media Design||55%|
|Management Information Systems||44%|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||30%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at GWU ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at GWU.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Legal Support Services||#4|
|Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science||#26|
|Allied Health Professions||#66|
|Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions||#80|
|Teaching English or French||#107|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||#248|
|Health & Medical Administrative Services||#280|
|Teacher Education Subject Specific||#306|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
George Washington University Graduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- Image Credit: By Michiel1972 under License
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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