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

93%

Student Satisfaction

88%

Faculty Satisfaction

65%

Working Professional Faculty Rate

55%

Graduation Rate

26

Masters Faculty Members

32

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

Academic Affairs Graduation Rates
Faculty Satisfaction 88% Associate’s Degree 57.10%
Working Professional Faculty Rate 65% Bachelor’s Degree 57.90%
Masters Faculty Members 26 Master’s Degree 50.40%
Doctorate Faculty Members 32 Number of degrees awarded 2018-2019 305
Student to Faculty Ratio 8:01 Student Satisfaction
Diversity and Student Demographics Students’ satisfaction with the overall student experience 92.80%
Undergraduates over age 25 76% Students’ satisfaction with academic courses 92.70%
High representation of female students 74.40% Students’ satisfaction with Faculty 96.40%
Ranking best overall quality, most diverse and best for nontraditional students High Students’ satisfaction with UOTP Administration (available to hear students’ concerns): 94.60%
Admissions Rate 80-90% Students’ satisfaction with Admission Division 98.20%
Number of scholarships awarded in 2018-2019 TBD Students’ satisfaction with Finance Division 87.50%
Number of Degree Programs 25 Students’ sense of belonging to UOTP: 92.80%
School Default Rates
FY 2016, 2015, and 2014



Record 1 of 1
OPE ID School Type Control PRGMS FY2016 FY2015 FY2014
032183 UNIVERSITY OF THE POTOMAC
1401 H STREET NORTHWEST
WASHINGTON DC 20005-9997
Master's Degree or Doctor's Degree Proprietary Both (FFEL/FDL) Default Rate 20.2 16.7 19.1
No. in Default 18 30 34
No. in Repay 89 179 178
Enrollment figures

Percentage Calculation
470

18.9
664

26.9
686

25.9

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 2016 CDR Year will use 2014-2015 enrollment).

Current Date : 05/29/2020


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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.

Located in Our Nation’s Capital

Our Washington, D.C. campus is conveniently located in the heart of the city’s government and business district, three blocks from the White House. In addition to providing the latest amenities in a modern setting, the campus is located adjacent to the McPherson Square metro station, and just three blocks from Metro Center, making it easy to commute to and from classes.

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Surrounded by History and Culture

Our Falls Church, Virginia campus is located 15 minutes from Arlington, VA and the Maryland border. The campus is surrounded by a host of historical sites and its culturally diverse surroundings make it ideal for learning in and out of the classroom.

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Located in Chicago

The Chicago Loop has something for everyone. Explore the best of the city has to offer in the official downtown of the city.

On the lakefront side of the Loop, you’ll also find the Millennium Park Campus — home to iconic Cloud Gate (aka “The Bean”), Crown Fountain, peaceful Lurie Garden, and the Jay Pritzker Pavilion that hosts legendary music festivals like the Chicago Blues Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, and a free summer music series and film series. Right next door, you can rock climb, skate, and play at whimsical Maggie Daley Park.

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Online Learning

The flexibility and quality of our online learning program is perfect for those who are serious about getting a great education and earning a degree, but prefer the online experience. Students in our online programs get the same quality education we provide in the classroom and the degree requirements are the same.

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STUDENT HOUSING

Students can use 4Stay UOTP service to look for accommodation.*

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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