Post 200: Universities

Monday, December 27, 2010

Universities draw students and academic professionals to Washington and contribute research. The institutions with the largest fall 2010 enrollment made The Post 200. They are listed alphabetically here.

American University

4400 Massachusetts Ave.

Washington, D.C. 20016


Founded: 1893

President: Cornelius M. Kerwin

Full-time enrollment: 12,400

Full-time employees: 3,229

American for the first time in its history this year saw the value of its assets surpass $1 billion, in part reflecting a growth in investments. The university opened its new 75,000-square-foot home for the School of International Service, an environmentally friendly building that includes 3,230 square feet of solar panels, a passive solar heating system and a 60,000 gallon cistern for water. It also launched the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies to study what is expected by 2050 to become the largest minority group in the nation. To address crowding in campus housing, the university is preparing plans to expand residence halls and build four new ones by 2010.

George Mason University

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