Mentora College,Washington D.C.
institutions of higher education located in Washington, with many more in
Maryland and Virginia. Georgetown University, founded in 1789 as a seminary, is the oldest of the
city’s academic institutions. Many private and federally funded
institutions in Washington provide research facilities in politics, economics,
and science. Some of the best known are the Brookings Institution, the
Smithsonian Institution, the National Geographic Society, and the National
Academy of Sciences.