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Howard Demographics & Diversity Report

Below Average Overall Diversity
Below Average Racial-Ethnic Diversity
Below Average Male/Female Diversity
Many schools pride themselves on their diversity, but what does that mean, really? College Factual ran the numbers to discover how diverse the typical college campus really is, including race, gender, the ages of the students, and where they're from. Keep reading the Howard diversity report to see how they stack up against the average.

Howard Student Population

10,859 Total Students
7,497 Undergraduates
2,553 Graduate Students

How Many Students Attend Howard University?

Howard total enrollment is approximately 10,859 students. 7,497 are undergraduates and 2,553 are graduate students.

Howard Undergraduate Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Undergraduates

The full-time Howard undergraduate population is made up of 72% women, and 28% men.

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For the gender breakdown for all students, go here.

Howard Racial/Ethnic Breakdown of Undergraduates

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 5,045
Unknown 893
Hispanic 510
International 305
Multi-Ethnic 285
Asian 247
White 61
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 23

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Howard Graduate Student Population

Male/Female Breakdown of Graduate Students

About 66% of full-time grad students are women, and 34% men.

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Howard Racial-Ethnic Breakdown of Graduate Students

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 1,783
International 181
Hispanic 179
Asian 149
White 120
Multi-Ethnic 94
Unknown 39
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 4

See racial/ethnic breakdown for all students.

Racial/Ethnic Diversity

84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities *
Medium Faculty Racial/Ethnic Diversity
HBCU YES
Howard is a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with a principal mission of serving and educating the black community.

Howard Racial Demographics:

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Race/Ethnicity Number
Black or African American 7,373
Unknown 1,053
Hispanic 718
International 517
Asian 417
Multi-Ethnic 407
White 214
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 28

Average Racial/Ethnic Diversity Among Faculty

Howard University Faculty Racial/Ethnic Demographics:

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Ethnicity Number of Faculty
Black or African American 1,925
White 212
Asian 111
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
Multi-Ethnic 2
Hispanic 0
International 0
Unknown 0

Learn more about the faculty at Howard.

Howard Male/Female Diversity

More Female Students
More Female Teachers
This school is more popular with women than with men.

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There are approximately 7,621 female students and 3,238 male students at Howard.

Even Balance of Male & Female Teachers

Reporting of the gender of Howard is unknown or unavailable.

Faculty Gender Ratio  88.33 out of 100.
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There are more female teachers than male teachers at this school.

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There are approximately 1,584 female teachers and 1,253 male teachers.

High Geographic Diversity

98.28% Out of State
9.43% Out of the Country

Howard ranks 66 out of 2,183 when it comes to geographic diversity.

98.28% of Howard students come from out of state, and 9.43% come from out of the country.

Student Location Diversity  96 out of 100.
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The undergraduate student body is split among 33 states (may include Washington D.C.). Click on the map for more detail.

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Top 5 States

State Amount
New York 110
Maryland 89
Georgia 76
California 69
Illinois 53

International Students at Howard

Students from 69 countries are represented at this school, with the majority of the international students coming from Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Jamaica.

Learn more about international students at Howard.

High Student Age Diversity

High Student Age Diversity
55.54% Traditional College Age
The age diversity score this school received indicates it is doing a good job attracting students of all ages.

Student Age Diversity  78.89 out of 100.
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A traditional college student is defined as being between the ages of 18-21. At Howard, 55.54% of students fall into that category, compared to the national average of 60%.

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Student Age Group Amount
18-19 2,807
20-21 2,409
22-24 1,437
25-29 1,348
35 and over 637
30-34 493
Under 18 0

Notes and References

Footnotes

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

References

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