The fine colleges and schools in Washington D.C. are often overshadowed because of the district’s political status in the world. Collectively, two and four-year schools (both private and public) as well as trade/technical schools round out the 25 schools located in our nation’s capital. Two of the country’s most competitive schools, Georgetown University and George Washington University call Washington D.C. their home. For those curious about enrolling in courses via the internet, a large portion of the state’s colleges provide most programs from the convenience of a home computer. The benefits of featuring classes via the internet make the state an attractive place to further your studies. It is often said that the initial step is the hardest one to take. So start today by searching for a college that will fit your personal needs.