Howard University (HU) was founded in 1867 as an institution of higher education for recently freed African slaves. HU is organized into 13 schools and colleges, which together provide over 120 undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and certificates—more than are offered by any other historically black university or college in the nation.
HU is especially known for its STEM programs, as well as its programs in social work, in business, and in communication. In addition, HU offers some 470 online courses leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees and certificates.
Among the many other distinguished HU-connected individuals, we may mention:
HU is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).
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Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.
Who are Howard University's Most influential alumni?
Howard University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Education, Social Work, and Political Science. Howard University’s most academically influential people include Toni Morrison, Zora Neale Hurston, and Thomas Sowell.
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