|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Student to faculty ratio||8:1|
|Dormitory capacity||4,000 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
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.
|SAT||1040 to 1240|
|ACT||22 to 28|
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)
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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.)
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.
Black/African American: 84%
Non-resident alien: 8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 0%
Two or more races: 0%
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|
|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 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.
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.
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|
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