University of Phoenix in District of Columbia area

Are you looking at colleges in the Washington, DC area?

If you’re looking for a college in the Washington, DC area with the resources of a large university and the personal attention of a small college — look no further than University of Phoenix. With two locations in the District of Columbia area — Downtown DC and Arlington, VA — students have access to resources and support both locally and online.

You’ll get a career-relevant education and  take just one 5 or 6-week course a time from an online college — accredited by the Higher learning Commission ( — when you attend University of Phoenix. As you progress through your program, you’ll build on the knowledge you learn in each of your classes. If you prefer learning in the comfort of your own home or your schedule requires flexibility, we have many online classes and programs available for distance learning.

You’re looking forward to graduating and getting your degree as quickly as possible. You may be able to save time and money by transferring credits earned at other Washington, DC colleges and across the country. Don’t waste time covering what you’ve already learned on the job — you may be eligible to get credit for relevant work experience, too. You want to learn applicable information in your classes that you’ll use at work — and with many instructors having years of professional experience under their belts, they’ll bring thoughtful lessons and real world examples to life in an engaging setting.

One of the ways University of Phoenix strives to be a quality online college is by providing helpful resources and support students need to rise to the challenge of earning their degree.  Whether you decide to attend college online or at a location in the DC area, you’ll have access to innovative student support resources.

Helpful resources for going to college in the Washington, DC area

Education is important, but paying for college can be difficult. Trained staff members are available to help you sort through internal and external scholarship opportunities to help you pay for college. Available at your fingertips anywhere are other tools such as the Tuition and Fees Calculator for estimating the overall cost of your degree program, and iGrad, a program developed to help you with financial planning and tax deductions.

We offer tutoring online and you can also explore workshops online covering topics such as time management, essay writing and basic critical thinking.

Do you work downtown and just want a quiet space to study during your break? Located near the Metro Center Station, the DC campus offers current students computer access and meeting rooms for collaboration. If you’re closer to Arlington, that learning center offers space for you to work too. Both Washington, DC area locations have staff available to troubleshoot any Microsoft Office problems you encounter on your personal computer as well.

Choose a program that fits your needs

Choose from a variety of programs offered online in businesstechnologycriminal justicehealthcarescienceeducationhuman services and communication that will help you become career-ready. Select a degree in a more focused area such as information technology, healthcare management or informatics, counseling or psychology. Tailor your degree with concentrations, certificates, focus areas and electives to get what you need to take your career to new heights.

Home of the FBI, CIA and the Secret Service, Washington, DC can arguably be considered the most criminal justice-centered city in the United States, and going to school for criminal justice in this town does have its benefits. University of Phoenix encourages FBI National Academy Associates to pursue their education with the criminal justice and security programs offered. FBI National Academy Associates graduates receive the equivalent of four courses to apply toward their Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice or three courses that can be applied toward their Master of Science with a concentration in Administration Justice and Security. All criminal justice students have the opportunity to join the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.

Choose a school with the resources of the large university and the personal attention of a small university. Choose University of Phoenix.

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District of Columbia area Locations

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