Private universities include the American University (AU), Catholic University of America (CUA), Gallaudet University, George Washington University (GW), Georgetown University
(GU), Howard University, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). and Trinity Washington University. The Corcoran College of Art and Design,
the capital's oldest art school, was integrated into George Washington University in 2014 and today serves as an art college.
Washington DC is not a state, but a federal district as specified by Article I, Section 8 of the United States Constitution