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University of the Potomac

University of the Potomac

University of the Potomac


Affordable, Accessible, Quality Education

Considering earning or advancing your college degree? At the University of the Potomac, we make quality education accessible and enable you to balance your life obligations while earning a valuable degree.

Our Mission

The University of the Potomac provides educational opportunities at the undergraduate and graduate level leading to career enhancement for its multicultural 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 learning 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

We Believe in Providing The Best, For the Best

At the 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


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We Have Some of the Most Diverse Classes on the East Coast

By offering affordable and accessible education in career-oriented disciplines, the 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.

About Our Locations

The 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.

Washington, DC

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.

Falls Church, Virginia

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.

Chicago, Illinois

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.


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.

We Know You Want More Than Knowledge From Your College Experience.

Going to college is about more than spending long hours studying in the library or sitting in class listening to lectures. It is also about growing as an individual and enhancing your overall perspective of the world. The more involved you are in university student life, the easier it will be for you to transition into the working world and succeed in your career.


The networking portion of university student life is immense. As a student, you get to meet professors, recruiters, and like-minded students that share common interests with you. Professors can help you get your first job after college or provide you with recommendations on career opportunities. Meeting recruiters at university-sponsored events is an excellent way to develop contacts and land interviews with well-respected companies in the community. Your fellow classmates may also be able to help you get a job or give you tips on where to apply.

Life-long Friendships

Many students form life-long friendships with their fellow classmates, which helps them on a personal and professional level later in life. Study groups, clubs, and intramural sports help students meet and form friendships in a positive environment. There are also lots of social events that take place near campus, making it easy to mingle and meet new people. Developing interpersonal skills in college will help to propel you in your career.

Achieving Academic Success

Our students work hard to reach new heights of academic success because collegiate performance contributes often to future career and personal accomplishments. We are proud to honor our students through their achievements, from awards and merit-based scholarships to reaching the Dean’s and Honor’s List through maintaining a high-grade point average. You can find additional information on retention and graduation rates from our Student Retention and Services Department.


  • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
  • The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE)
  • The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV)
  • Student and Exchange Visitor Program
  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Other Accreditations and Certifications

University of the Potomac’s Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Business Administration degree programs are approved by the Veterans Administration for veteran training. Also approved are the following certificate programs:

  • Advanced Certificates: Business Accounting, General Management, Government Contract Management, Health Systems Management, Information Systems Management, International Business, and Network Security Management.
  • Certificates: Accounting Clerical Support, General Business, Information Assurance, Information Network Security Management, International Studies, Office Application Support, Project Management.

The University is an approved member of the Service members’ Opportunity Colleges (SOC).

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  • 1401 H Street, N.W., Suite 100 , 20005, Washington

  • 7799 Leesburg Pike., Suite 200, 22043, Falls Church

  • Chicago Loop Location 828 S Wabash Ave., 60605, Chicago