Washington, . has three medical schools: George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences , Georgetown University School of Medicine , and Howard University College of Medicine . There are six law schools that are accredited by the American Bar Association : the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law , Columbus School of Law ( Catholic University of America ), Howard University School of Law , George Washington University Law School , Georgetown University Law Center , and Washington College of Law ( American University ).  Eighteen of Washington, .'s post-secondary institutions are officially recognized by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). Most are accredited by multiple agencies , such as the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Speech–Language–Hearing Association (ASHA), the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).