Washington, DC has the highest proportion of college graduates of any metropolitan area and the highest educated adult population in the country (56% of professionals hold a bachelor’s degree or higher and 29% hold a master’s degree or higher).
Livability is a driving factor behind the influx of millennials into the DC workforce. Residents benefit from easy access to public transportation, education, a revitalized urban core and a plethora of social and networking opportunities.
Workforce initiatives are helping address growing demand for workers and professionals across industries. The DC Infrastructure Academy and ApprenticeshipDC partner with local businesses to offset the costs of training, connect to a highly skilled workforce and equip job seekers with the skills necessary to attain quality work.
A Workforce Pipeline
The District of Columbia has the third highest concentration of higher education graduates in the U.S. With 20-plus accredited higher education institutions, not including top schools with satellite campuses, it’s not surprising that DC has the highest proportion of college graduates of any metropolitan area. While many, if not most, DC colleges and universities have expertise on public policy, political science and the law, more are expanding their focus on STEAM areas of study.
Some of Washington, DC’s colleges and universities are: