Howard University
Washington, DC 20059-0001

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 8,966
Religious affiliation None
HBCU
Student to faculty ratio 8:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 4,000 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
Medical Degree
(The institution has its own hospital)
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

30%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Howard University is very selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 18,225 applications and only 5,468 students were granted admission. Howard University is at the #28 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 51% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 66% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1040 to 1240
ACT22 to 28

Application Fee

$45
Undergrad students
$75
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Howard University's tuition was $23,419 for all students regardless of residency (12.6% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$22,712
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$23,419
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$23,419
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 90% of Howard University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 47% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,736 (which is 7.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Howard University in 2016-2017, was 887, which is 54% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,150 (which is 4.3% above the national average.)

$4,736
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$6,150
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
90%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Howard University has enrolled a total of 8,966 students (8,159 students full-time and 807 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 8,966 students, 228 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 35% men and 65% women and 5,899 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,067 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 77 students for distance studies.

8,966
Total Enrollment
228
Transfers

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 84%

Non-resident alien: 8%

Asian: 3%

White: 3%

Hispanic: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%

Two or more races: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Howard University.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 21% 1,359
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 9% 551 0
Legal Professions And Studies 7% 450
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 6% 417 0
Social Sciences 5% 328
Psychology 5% 325
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 276
Public Administration And Social Service Professions 4% 241
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 4% 238
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 144

Graduation & Dropout Rates

61%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Howard University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
21%
Dropout rate
15%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

$34,600
Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Howard University graduates 6 years after enrollment is $34,600. Last year, out of the total 2,079 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,913 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 2,191 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,972 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $34,600 $46,800
Employment Rate 92% 90%
Total Graduates 2,079 2,191