Education

The Washington, D.C. region is known for having some of the best K-12 schools and universities in the nation. With this outstanding educational infrastructure, it is no wonder that the area has one of the most highly-educated workforces of anywhere in the country.
 

K-12 Education

The D.C. metro area has some of the top ranked K-12 schools (according to Niche.com, the Challenge Index and U.S. News). To learn more about the specific K-12 programming for each county and city in the D.C. area, see the specific community pages and compare schooling stats across all of the local counties and cities. 
 

Universities and Colleges

The Washington, D.C. region produces more computer science graduates than any other metro area, fourth-largest number of graduates in business disciplines and the second-largest number of legal graduates. 

As a resident of the Washington, D.C. region you have access to undergraduate and graduate programs at an array of public and private universities. Virginia, Maryland and D.C. each offer in-state tuition, or tuition reimbursement programs, for residents.

University
Type
Location
State
Private
Washington
D.C.
Private
Washington
D.C.
Private
Washington
D.C.
Public
Fairfax, Arlington
VA
Private
Washington
D.C.
Private
Washington
D.C.
Private
Arlington
VA
Private
Washington
D.C.
Public
College Park
MD
Public
Alexandria, Arlington
VA

 

Child Care

To help you find the child care provider to fit your family’s needs, Arlington County provides an online directory.
The Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS) offers an up-to-date listing of all child care providers in Virginia. The website allows you to research by the type of child care and by jurisdiction or zip code.