Colleges in District of Columbia
As the capital of the United States, Washington, DC, most often just known as “DC,” is home to all three branches of the federal government, the executive, legislative, and judicial. It also hosts 177 embassies, a number of organizations, and some of the most popular national monuments, including the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. Considered a state of its own after Maryland and Virginia donated land for its creation in 1790, it has a population of more than one million people on an average work week. There are 20 colleges in Washington, DC, the largest being the University of the District of Columbia. There are two HBCUs, five research institutions, six Catholic institutions, and three medical schools, as well. DC winter are chilly with light snow, while summers are hot and humid. Government, education and tourism are the top industries in DC while the most popular attractions are the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, United States Capitol, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.