Howard is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Howard is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Howard Has a Disability Services Site
For more information on policies and accommodations that the university provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Howard Disability Services.
Howard for the Military
While not a "service academy", Howard does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information on policies related to veterans, you can visit Howard Veteran Services . For more information, check out our Howard for Veterans Guide.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Howard University
Howard not only offers on-campus housing, they require freshmen to live on campus. If you are a returning adult or veteran, you can inquire about being exempted from such a requirement.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Howard University
There were 5,899 undergraduates in 2017. Full-time attendance was 5,575 (94.5%). Part-time attendance was 324 (5.5%).
Howard University is Ranked #1,261 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Howard is about average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Howard #1261 out of 2,238.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Howard University Competes in the NCAA
Howard has a total of 359 student athletes, 203 men and 156 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$10,120,853|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$10,120,853|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Howard University Athletics