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University of the Potomac (formerly Potomac College) is a private, for-profit university with campuses in Washington, DC; Falls Church, Virginia; and Chicago, Illinois. It offers Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, Graduate, and advanced certification programs and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
The University of the Potomac Board of Trustees announced its Interim President and CEO, Dr. Clinton Gardner, in December 2019. Dr. Gardner was previously president of the university from May 2013 until September 2017.
In 2009 the institution was warned by its accrediting body (ACICS, Middle States Region; a for-profit college accreditor). In 2010, Potomac was put on probation. In 2011 it was again warned.
Potomac is owned by Linden East, LLC.
University of the Potomac’s programs are tailored to a working population. Qualified students can earn degrees in as few as 18 months and all courses are offered online. Students can also choose a hybrid program, which allows them to take both online and on-campus classes.
The university has an open admissions policy. Applicants who qualify are eligible for both Pell grants and federal student loans.
University of the Potomac offers a five-year international BA/MBA Program under a partnership with University of Business and International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. The bachelor's degree is completed in the first 3.5 years and the MBA is completed after one additional year.
The university offers courses at all of its campus locations, as well as online. The locations are easily accessible by public transportation, and the Washington, DC location is only 1 block from the McPherson Square Metro Station on the Silver, Orange, and Blue Lines. Students have the option to choose a completely online program, completely on campus, or a hybrid style featuring both online and on campus classes. International students attending University of the Potomac must complete at least 75% of their degree on campus.