Political Science Schools In Washington DC

There are 8 accredited political science schools in Washington DC for faculty who teach political science classes to choose from. The trends in Washington DC's political science academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in political science includes political science training at the following levels:

  • Political Science Certificate
  • Bachelors degree in Political Science
  • Masters degree in Political Science
  • PhD degree in Political Science


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. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Gallaudet University

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    115 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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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Political Science Employment

Washington DC 3,420
National 20,400

Of all of the political science professionals that work in the US, approximately 18% work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Political science professionals In Washington DC

2,990 2,800 2,780 2,850 3,420
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, the field of political science is growing. There were 430 more political science professionals working in Washington DC in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington DC, this field has grown by 14% in four years. This is slower than the trend for political science professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of political science professionals has grown by 14% between 2006 and 2010.

Political Science VS. All Professions salaries in Washington DC

$78,210 $80,250 $90,840 $95,285 $98,630
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Political Science
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by political science professionals is increasing in Washington DC. In 2006 political science professionals made a mean salary of $78,210 per year, and in 2010 they made $98,630 per year.

Salary percentiles for Political science professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
$51,370
25th percentile
$73,400
50th percentile
$94,910
75th percentile
$115,915
90th percentile
$141,625

Thus, political science professionals' salaries grew by 21% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 176% pay differential between the highest paid political science professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of political science in Washington DC.

Average Salaries for Political science professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Communications
$61,141
International Business
$105,410
Political Science
$98,630
Public Administration
$129,897

In Washington DC, political science professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Political Science programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC

associate
0
bachelor
9
master
7
doctor
4
Certificate
2
Total22

As the number of political science professionals is increasing in Washington DC state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited political science schools in Washington DC state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 986 political science graduates from political science courses in Washington DC and in 2010 there were 980 graduates.

This represents a 1% decrease in the number of political science degree or certificate school graduates in Washington DC state. A majority of these graduates, or 41%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in political science.

Political Science Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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