For educational value, few small schools rival the University of the Potomac (formerly Potomac College) in Washington, DC and Vienna, Virginia. Financial media company TheStreet recently rated UotP the second-best among “colleges that cost the least but reap the most earnings,” with graduates reporting an average annual salary of $65,400! UotP offers associate’s, bachelor’s and graduate degrees primarily in business-related fields like accounting, hospitality and information technology, and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Its market-driven curricula are the result of close partnerships with regional employers, ensuring that coursework is never out-of-date. Day, evening, and weekend class formats grant students maximum flexibility, and while UotP maintains an open-admissions policy, it keeps class sizes small for individualized attention. And on-campus students find themselves surrounded by culture: the Virginia campus alone has a variety of hotspots, from the Meadowlark Botanical Garden to the Smithsonian Museum. In so many ways, University of the Potomac is leading the way to a bright future!