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IPEDS ID: 384412
OPE ID: 03218300
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University of the Potomac-Washington DC Campus
1401 H Street NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20005
General information:  (888) 380-1192
Website:  www.potomac.edu
Type:  4-year, Private for-profit
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  292 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  9 to 1
Admissionswww.potomac.edu/admissions
Apply Onlinewww.potomac.edu/admissions/apply-online
Financial Aidwww.potomac.edu/financial-aid
Net Price Calculatorpotomac.studentaidcalculator.com/survey.aspx
Mission Statement
  The University of the Potomac provides educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level leading to career enhancement for its multicultural adult learners by offering affordable and accessible education in career-oriented disciplines. The practitioner-led curriculum, building on a strong foundation in general education, utilizes flexible online and campus-based teaching and learning models that feature small classes emphasizing collaborative learning in the classroom and through technology. Instruction is delivered by professionally and academically qualified faculty committed to student success.
Carnegie Classification
Special Focus Institutions--Schools of business and management
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2012Full timePart time
Total faculty466
Instructional466
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0

Faculty data for this campus includes data from child institutions.:
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$10,730$11,680$12,760$13,4345.3%
Books and supplies$1,200$1,440$1,400$1,200-14.3%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$6,264$6,232$6,232$6,2400.1%
Other$3,928$3,640$3,640$3,6841.2%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,928$3,640$3,640$3,6841.2%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$22,122$22,992$24,032$24,5582.2%
Off Campus with Family$15,858$16,760$17,800$18,3182.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$17,304
Fees$450
Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid14561%————
Grant or scholarship aid4155%$186,440$4,547
Federal grants4155%$186,440$4,547
Pell grants4155%$174,612$4,259
Other federal grants3142%$11,828$382
State/local government grant or scholarships00%$0
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid4257%$478,861$11,401
Federal student loans4257%$478,861$11,401
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid118664%$744,687$4,004
Pell grants18363%$702,497$3,839
Federal student loans20671%$2,464,967$11,966
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$17,664$19,312$18,725
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$17,664$19,312$19,133
$30,001 – $48,000$20,077
$48,001 – $75,000$18,679
$75,001 – $110,000
$110,001 and more
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2012
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)292
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment0
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Student Gender:
Male: 43%
Female: 57%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 1%
Black or African American: 68%
Hispanic/Latino: 4%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 13%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 12%
Non-resident alien: 0%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 18%
25 and over: 82%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 4%
Out-of-state: 86%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 7%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2011.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 45%
Enrolled in some distance education: 13%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 42%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 88%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2011 and Returned in Fall 2012
  • This institution did not admit full-time first-time undergraduate-level students in the cohort year, therefore graduation rate information was not reported.
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorMasterUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting-3d--
Accounting and Business/Management---0d
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping5d--0d
Business Administration and Management, General-10d0d-
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other-0d-0d
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other-0d--
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry---0d
Information Resources Management1d---
International Business/Trade/Commerce0d1d-0d
Knowledge Management---0d
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management---2d
Management Information Systems, General-5d--
Office Management and Supervision---0d
Operations Management and Supervision6d--0d
Project Management---0d
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management-4d--
Category total12d23d0d2d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance-6d-1d
Network and System Administration/Administrator0d---
Category total0d6d-1d
Health Professions and Related Programs
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-6d--
Category total-6d--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Cyber/Computer Forensics and Counterterrorism-0d--
Category total-0d--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies---0d
Category total---0d
Grand total123503
  • No varsity sports data reported for this institution.
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (!)7/1/1994 - 10/27/2006Resigned
Middle States Commission on Higher Education(!)7/1/2006 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations000
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault000
Burglary000
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate32.8%20.2%
Number in default7430
Number in repayment225148
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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National Center for Education Statistics - http://nces.ed.gov
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