At a Glance 

We Believe in Providing The Best, For the Best

At University of the Potomac, we are proud of our students. With successful professionals in their career fields of choice thriving in today’s marketplace, we continually aim to provide the best education, for the best students.

What We Are All About

1 %
Student Satisfaction
1 %
Faculty Satisfaction
1 %
Working Professional Faculty Rate
1 %
Graduation Rate
1
Masters Faculty Members
1
Doctorate Faculty Members

We Have Some of the Most Diverse Classes on the East Coast

By offering affordable and accessible education in career-oriented disciplines, University of the Potomac provides educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate levels, which leads to career enhancement for multicultural adult learners. The practitioner-led curriculum builds a strong foundation in general education and uses flexible online and campus-based teaching and learning models that feature small classes to emphasize collaborative learning in the classroom and through technology. Instruction is delivered by professionally and academically qualified faculty committed to student success.

Quick Facts and Statistics

Academics and Affairs
Faculty Satisfaction
83.80%
Working Professional Faculty Rate
62.20%
Masters Faculty Members
23
Doctorate Faculty Members
35
Student to Faculty Ratio
7.03
Diversity and Student Demographics
Undergraduates over age 25
15%
High representation of female students
45%
2022 Academic Program ranking within the District of Columbia area reported by UniversityHQ®
Ranked second out 10
Admissions Rate
44%
Number of scholarships awarded in 2020-2021
1376
Number of Degree Programs
31
Graduation Rates
Associate’s Degree
37%
Bachelor’s Degree
35%
Master’s Degree
54
Number of Degree Programs
32
Student Satisfaction
Students’ satisfaction with the overall student experience
88.7%
Students’ satisfaction with academic courses
88.3%
Students’ satisfaction with Faculty
85.32%
Students’ satisfaction with UOTP Administration (available to hear students’ concerns):
84.15%
Students’ satisfaction with Admission Division
85%
Students’ satisfaction with Finance Division
74.74%
Students’ sense of belonging to UOTP:
92.80%

School Default Rates FY 2018, 2017 and 2016

OPE ID School Type Control PRGMS
032183
UNIVERSITY OF THE POTOMAC 1401 H STREET NORTHWEST WASHINGTON DC 20005-9997
Master's Degree or Doctor's Degree
Proprietary
Both (FFEL/FDL)
FY2018 FY2017 FY2016
Default Rate
11.7
16.1
20.2
No. in Default
8
10
18
No. in Repay
68
62
89
Enrollment figures
420
443
470
Percentage Calculation
16.1
13.9
18.9

ENROLLMENT: To provide context for the Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data we include enrollment data (students enrolled at any time during the year) and a corresponding percentage (borrowers entering repayment divided by that enrollment figure). While there is no direct relationship between the timing of when a borrower entered repayment (October 1 through September 30) and any particular enrollment year, for the purpose of these data, we have chosen to use the academic year ending on the June 30 prior to the beginning of the cohort year (e.g., FY 2018 CDR Year will use 2016-2017 enrollment).

Current Date : 10/27/2020

About Our Locations

University of the Potomac is here to serve you. We offer the convenience of taking a class online, anywhere around the world, or at our Washington, D.C., Falls Church, Virginia campus or Chicago location.

Our Mission

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.

Value & Benefits

  • Flexible class schedules
  • Small classes combined with experienced faculty
  • Transportation convenience
  • Free online tutoring on-demand
  • Housing assistance
  • Alumni Employers: Bank of America, USA Today, Boeing, Deloitte, IBM, Microsoft, U.S. Army, Wipro