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Howard University

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Rating

Private

Type

9,536

Students

$24,966

Tuition

36%

Acceptance

#179

Ranking

Large City

Campus Setting

Washington, DC

2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC 20059-0001

Howard University is a mid-sized historically black private university located in Washington, DC ranked 246thin the nation. It has a total of 6,507 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 36.08% of applicants. Howard University offers 235 different majors and is best known for its theatre management, child development, and arts entertainment and media management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 15th, and 16th respectively). With a tuition cost of $24,966 per year, Howard University is reasonably pricey. 54.02% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn about $49,200 per year, which is 18% above the national median.

Rankings

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Cost

$27,206/Year
Above Average

Howard University

$27,206

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$45,971/year

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$24,324/year

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

36%Acceptance
Average

Howard University

36%

National

69%
Sat

1130 - 1280

78% of students submit

Admissions Yield

25%

ACT

20 - 26

37% of students submit

Application Website

www2.howard.edu/admission

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$45

Students

6,507Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

1,498

Part-Time

3
Male

32%

In-state

83%

Female

68%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

3%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
10% Biology/Biological Sciences, General6% Political Science and Government, General6% Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other78% Others

10% Biology/Biological Sciences, General

6% Political Science and Government, General

6% Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

78% Others

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

10%

166 Graduates

Political Science and Government, General

6%

109 Graduates

Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

6%

100 Graduates

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

6%

96 Graduates

Psychology, General

5%

88 Graduates

Social Work

5%

84 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General

4%

74 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences, General

3%

60 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors10:110:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

10

Number of Library Books

1,512,878

Academic Spend per Student

$24,055

Full-time Retention Rate

88%

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$35,800/Year

Howard University

$35,800

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$35,800

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$49,200

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

54%