Howard University

#186 / #62
Global Influence / U.S. Influence
Most Desirable School
University in Washington D.C.

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About Howard University

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.

HU is associated with two Nobel laureates: the novelist, Toni Morrison for literature and the diplomat, Ralph Bunche for peace.

Among the many other distinguished HU-connected individuals, we may mention:

HU is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE).

According to Wikipedia, Howard University is a private, federally chartered historically black research university in Washington, D.C. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity" and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Howard University's Online Degrees

Howard University Admissions, Retention, and Graduation Information

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How Much Does Howard University Cost To Attend?

Tuition (in-state)
Price by Family Income
IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$39,395
30K - 48K$40,938
48K - 75K$43,093
75K - 110K$44,529

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

How Much Do Howard University Graduates Make?

If you graduate from Howard University, then you can expect to earn an average of $54,500 per year. You also have a 91% chance of being employed after 10 years.

Howard University's Demographics

Demographic data is for full-time, on-campus students.

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Where is Howard University?

Howard University is located at 2400 Sixth St NW, Washington DC 20059

How Safe is Howard University?

Washington has a violent crime rate of less than .01% and a property crime rate of less than .01%.

What Is Howard University Known For?

Howard University is known for it's academic work in the following disciplines:

Howard University's Top Areas of Influence With Degrees Offered

Who Are Howard University's Most Influential Alumni?

Howard University's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Social Work, Criminal Justice, and Education. Here are some of Howard University's most famous alumni:

Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell
An American economist, social theorist, political philosopher and author.
Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison
An American novelist, essayist and academic .
Stokely Carmichael
Stokely Carmichael
An American activist .
Amiri Baraka
Amiri Baraka
An African-American writer .
Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston
An African American folklorist, novelist, short story writer, and Civic Rights advocate .
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates
An American writer, journalist, and educator.
Marjorie Lee Browne
Marjorie Lee Browne
An American mathematician, educator.
Sonia Sanchez
Sonia Sanchez
A Poet, playwright and activist.
E. Franklin Frazier
E. Franklin Frazier
An American sociologist .
Kamala Harris
Kamala Harris
A Vice president of the United States since 2021.
Pauli Murray
Pauli Murray
An American writer, activist, lawyer and Episcopal priest .
George Padmore
A Trinidadian anti-colonial writer .

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