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Howard University

Howard University is a Private, 4 Years+ school located in Washington, DC. The 2019 average net price at Howard University is $19,196. Acceptance rate is 31.59%. The school has a total enrollment of 9,139.
Mission StatementHoward University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically...
Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Moreover, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching, research and service, committed to the development of distinguished, historically aware, and compassionate graduates and to the discovery of solutions to human problems in the United States and throughout the world. With an abiding interest in both domestic and international affairs, the University is committed to continuing to produce leaders for America and the global community.


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Location: Washington, DC
Student Body: 9,139
Education Type: 4 Years+
Funding: Private
Campus Type: Urban
Web Site: www.howard.edu
Acceptance Rate: 31.59%

Admission Details

Key Admissions DetailsAdmissions Deadlines, Start Dates
  • Acceptance Rate: 31.59%
  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2021
  • International Students: < 1%
  • Application Fee: $45
Tuition and FeesYearly Tuition and Other Fees
Tuition: $24,966
Grad Tuition: $31,309
Room and Board: $13,895
Books and Supplies: $1,500
Other Fees: $1,790
Average Net Price: $19,196
Student Body DataIncoming Class Data
  • Most Recent Incoming Class: 1,501
  • Men / Women Ratio: 429 / 1,072
  • Median SAT Verbal Range: 590 - 650
  • Median SAT Math Range: 550 - 635
  • Median ACT Range: 22 - 27
International Student DataInformation for International Students
  • Minimum TOEFL Score: 79
  • Minimum IETLS Score: 6.5
  • % of International Students: < 1%
  • International Testing: Required
  • Total International Students: 24
Required DocumentsTranscripts and Recommendations
  • High School Transcript: Required
  • Recommendations: Required
  • Admissions Tests Scores: Required
  • Portfolio: Recommended

Top 5 Popular Programs

  • Business, Management, Marketing: 14%
  • Communication: 12%
  • Social Sciences: 11%
  • Biological, Biomedical Science: 10%
  • Health Professions: 8%

Academic Programs

Howard University offers 234 Total Programs in Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate, Certificate Degree Levels. The most popular area of study for students are degrees in Business, Management, Marketing. Choose an area to explore below to see detailed degree programs at each degree level.
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Bachelor's Degree ProgramsHoward University offers 87 Bachelor's Degree Programs
Architecture
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, General Degree
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness, Other Degree
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies Degree
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other Degree
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Protective Services
Psychology
Social Sciences
Visual and Performing Arts
Master's Degree ProgramsHoward University offers 68 Master's Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Foreign Language, Literature
Health Professions
History
Human Sciences
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Parks, Leisure Studues
Philosophy, Religiouis Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Theology
Visual and Performing Arts
Doctorate Degree ProgramsHoward University offers 42 Doctorate Degree Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Communication
Computer Science
Education
  • Educational Leadership and Administration, General Degree
Engineering
English Literature
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Health Professions
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
Theology
Certificate ProgramsHoward University offers 35 Certificate Programs
Biological, Biomedical Science
Business, Management, Marketing
  • Business Administration and Management, General Degree
    • Online
    • Campus
Communication
  • Communication and Media Studies, Other Degree
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other Degree
Computer Science
Education
Engineering
Ethnic, Gender Studies
Health Professions
Interdisciplinary Studies
Legal Studies
Physical Sciences
Psychology
Public Admin, Social Services
Social Sciences
  • International Relations and Affairs Degree
  • International Relations and National Security Studies, Other Degree

Demographics & Outcomes

Graduation and RetentionGraduation and retention information
  • Graduation Rate Within 150% of Time: 63%
  • Graduation Rate Within 200% of Time: 61%
  • 1st Year Retention: 94%
  • Post Graduation Salary: $48,400
Student Body DemographicsDiversity and Age Data
  • Total Students: 9,139
  • Black Students: 85%
  • Non-resident, alien: 8%
  • White, non-Hispanic Students: 3%
  • Asian Students: 3%
  • Hispanic Students: 1%
  • American Indian, Alaska Native Students: <1%
  • Native Hawaiian, Pacific Isl. Students: <1%
  • Two or more races: <1%
  • Unknown: <1%