Liberal Arts Schools In Washington DC

Washington DC has 9 accredited liberal arts schools where liberal arts faculty who teach liberal arts classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the liberal arts academic community in Washington DC, and the future trends in liberal arts training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Liberal Arts
  • Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts
  • Masters degree in Liberal Arts
  • PhD degree in Liberal Arts


Schools

  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. Gallaudet University

    800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002-3695

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Georgetown University

    37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057

    22 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Strayer University-District of Columbia

    1133 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Trinity Washington University

    125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017-1094

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Strayer University-Global Region

    1133 15th St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Liberal Arts Employment

Washington DC 630
National 69,880

Of all of the liberal arts professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Liberal arts professionals In Washington DC

850 840 690 600 630
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Liberal Arts is a shrinking field in Washington DC. In 2010 there were 220 less liberal arts professionals working in Washington DC than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of liberal arts has shrunk by 26% in Washington DC. This is faster than the trend for liberal arts professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of liberal arts professionals has grown by 18% between 2006 and 2010.

Liberal Arts VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$61,210 $63,820 $66,410 $67,180 $67,490
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Liberal Arts
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of liberal arts professionals is declining, the salaries paid to liberal arts professionals are increasing in Washington DC. In 2006 liberal arts professionals made a mean salary of $61,210 per year, and in 2010 they made $67,490 per year.

Salary percentiles for Liberal arts professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
$34,720
25th percentile
$45,800
50th percentile
$62,500
75th percentile
$82,270
90th percentile
$110,350

Thus, there was a 9% growth in liberal arts professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Washington DC state, within the field of liberal arts, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid liberal arts professionals earn 218% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Liberal arts professionals and related professions in Washington DC

English
$59,910
History
$81,805
Liberal Arts
$67,490
Math
$101,170
Music
$30,165

In Washington DC, liberal arts professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Liberal Arts programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC

associate
4
bachelor
13
master
6
doctor
3
Certificate
0
Total26

As the number of liberal arts professionals is decreasing in Washington DC state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited liberal arts schools in Washington DC state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 290 liberal arts graduates from liberal arts courses in Washington DC and in 2010 there were 277 graduates.

Thus there was a 4% percent decrease in the number of liberal arts school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Liberal Arts Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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