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
88%
Working Professional Faculty Rate
65%
Masters Faculty Members
26
Doctorate Faculty Members
32
Student to Faculty Ratio
8:1
Diversity and Student Demographics
Undergraduates over age 25
76%
High representation of female students
74.40%
Ranking best overall quality, most diverse and best for nontraditional students
HIgh
Admissions Rate
80-90%
Number of scholarships awarded in 2018-2019
TBD
Number of Degree Programs
25
Graduation Rates
Associate’s Degree
57.10%
Bachelor’s Degree
57.90%
Master’s Degree
50.40%
Number of degrees awarded 2018-2019
80-90%
Number of Degree Programs
305
Student Satisfaction
Students’ satisfaction with the overall student experience
92.80%
Students’ satisfaction with academic courses
92.70%
Students’ satisfaction with Faculty
96.40%
Students’ satisfaction with UOTP Administration (available to hear students’ concerns):
94.60%
Students’ satisfaction with Admission Division
98.20%
Students’ satisfaction with Finance Division
87.50%
Students’ sense of belonging to UOTP:
92.80%

School Default Rates FY 2017, 2016, and 2015

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)
FY2017 FY2016 FY2015
Default Rate
16.1
20.2
16.7
No. in Default
10
18
30
No. in Repay
62
89
179
Enrollment figures
443
470
664
Percentage Calculation
13.9
18.9
26.9

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 2017 CDR Year will use 2015-2016 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