Howard University

Howard University Sports Information

$16,975,217 Total Revenue
$16,975,217 Total Expenses
19 Head Coaches

When trying to decide if Howard University is right for them, student athletes may want to check out the information on this page about the school’s overall athletics program and the data on the particular sport of interest to them.

The Howard University Athletics Program

What Division Is Howard In?

As a proud member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference conference, Howard contends with other NCAA Division I-FCS schools.

There are 503 athletes who take part in at least one sport at the school, 263 men and 240 women. They receive, on average, about $15,472 in sports-related student aid to attend Howard. Breaking it down by gender, the average amount of sports aid awarded to men is $16,542 and the average awarded to women is $14,298.

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Howard University Coaches

The sports at Howard are led by 19 head coaches, 8 of whom coach male teams and 11 of whom spearhead women’s teams. Women’s team head coaches make an average of $84,977 and men’s team head coaches make about $156,720 each year.

The head coaches of Howard sports are supported by 14 assistant coaches of women’s teams and 24 assistant coaches of men’s teams. The assistant coaches for women’s teams make an average of $44,774 while the ones for men’s team make about $36,889 a year. Note, the individual salary of coaches is often dependent on the team they coach.

Howard Sports Net Profit/Loss

In terms of financials, Howard collected $16,975,217 in revenue and paid out $16,975,217 in expenses. So, basically, the school broke even - but that’s a whole lot better than losing money!

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The net profit or loss can vary with each sport. For example, sports like basketball and football are often moneymakers for a school while other sports could be operating at a deficit. The chart below compares the amount of money made (or lost) for each of the men’s sports offered at Howard.

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Likewise, money made for women’s athletics can vary quite a bit by sport. Here’s what the comparison looks like for women’s sports at Howard.

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A Note About Howard Sports Rankings

Below we give a summary of the data we have for each sport at Howard, including rankings when the school made it to one of our Best Schools for a Sport lists. The top spots on College Factual’s sports rankings are reserved for those schools that excel in both athletics and academics. This ensures that while you’re participating in sports programs at the school, you’ll also be getting a solid education.

Howard Basketball

Howard Men’s Basketball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 21 players of the Howard men’s basketball team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. In addition to spending time on the field, teammates score well in the classroom, too. As a whole, the team has a super academic progress rate of 980. Howard was given a rank of 213 out of the 324 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Basketball report.

The men’s basketball program at Howard made $1,338,284 in revenue and spent $1,338,284 in expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Howard Women’s Basketball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The 15 players of the Howard women’s basketball team are led by a head coach and 3 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than basketball, too. Their great academic progress rate of 981 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. Our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Basketball ranking placed Howard# 128 out of the 324 schools in its division.

On the money side of things, the Howard women’s basketball program brought home $1,133,820 in revenue and paid out $1,133,820 in total expenses. On the positive side, this means the program didn’t lose any money - and that’s not something every college sports program can claim.

Howard Women’s Bowling

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate
8 Team Members

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 8 members of the Howard women’s bowling team. As an interesting note on their academic performance, the team’s APR is 962.

In terms of financials, the Howard bowling program paid out $213,956 in expenses and made $213,956 in total revenue. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Howard Cross Country

Howard Men’s Cross County

$2 Net Profit/Loss
Good Graduation Rate
18 Team Members

The 18 players of the Howard men’s cross country team are led by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches. As an interesting note on their academic performance, the team’s APR is 947.

In terms of financials, the Howard men’s cross country program paid out $166,511 in expenses and made $166,513 in total revenue. This means the program turned a profit, making $2 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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Howard Women’s Cross Country

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
17 Team Members

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 17 players of the Howard women’s cross country team. The team members have more than sports on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 987.

Howard brought in $144,030 in revenue from its women’s cross country program while paying out $144,030 in expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Howard Men’s Football

$-1 Net Profit/Loss
Below Average Graduation Rate

There are 103 players on the Howard men’s football team, and they are led by one head coach and 14 assistant coaches. In terms of how well they perform in the classroom, the team has an academic progress rate of 915. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Football] ranking placed Howard# 76 out of the 117 schools in its division.

On the money side of things, the Howard football program brought home $4,096,718 in revenue and paid out $4,096,719 in total expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1.

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Howard Indoor Track

Howard Men’s Indoor Track

$1 Net Profit/Loss
31 Team Members

The 31-player men’s indoor track team at Howard is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

The Howard men’s indoor track program paid out $166,513 in expenses while making $166,514 in total revenue. So, the program was a moneymaker for the school, bringing in $1 in net profit. Mark this down as a good thing.

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Howard Women’s Indoor Track

$0 Net Profit/Loss
38 Team Members

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 38 players of the Howard women’s indoor track team.

Howard brought in $144,030 in revenue from its women’s indoor track program while paying out $144,030 in expenses. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Howard Lacrosse

Howard Women’s Lacrosse

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate
23 Team Members

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 23 players of the Howard women’slacrosse team. In addition to spending time on the field, teammates score well in the classroom, too. As a whole, the team has a super academic progress rate of 983.

The Howard women’s lacrosse program paid out $304,817 in expenses while making $304,817 in total revenue. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Howard Outdoor Track

Howard Men’s Outdoor Track

$0 Net Profit/Loss
31 Team Members

There are 31 players on the Howard men’s outdoor track team, and they are led by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

Howard brought in $166,513 in revenue from its men’s outdoor track program while paying out $166,513 in expenses. On the positive side, this means the program didn’t lose any money - and that’s not something every college sports program can claim.

Howard Women’s Outdoor Track

$1 Net Profit/Loss
38 Team Members

The 38-player women’s outdoor track team at Howard is kept in shape by one head coach and 2 assistant coaches.

Howard brought in $144,031 in revenue from its women’s outdoor track program while paying out $144,030 in expenses. That is, the program raked in a net profit of $1 for the school. Not all college sports teams can say that.

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Howard Soccer

Howard Men’s Soccer

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The Howard men’s soccer team is made up of 28 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and an assistant coach. The team members have more than soccer on their mind, too, as seen by the team’s great academic progress rate of 977. Our Best Colleges for Division I Men’s Soccer ranking placed Howard# 158 out of the 188 schools in its division.

In terms of financials, the Howard men’s soccer program paid out $479,888 in expenses and made $479,888 in total revenue. Even though this means that the program didn’t make any money, at least it wasn’t in the red.

Howard Women’s Soccer

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Excellent Graduation Rate

The Howard women’s soccer team is made up of 32 players who, in turn, are trained and guided by a head coach and 2 assistant coaches. Teammates care for more than soccer, too. Their great academic progress rate of 985 is a sign that they spend ample time on their studies as well. Howard landed the #71 spot in our Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Soccer out of the 306 colleges and universities that were included in the analysis.

On the money side of things, the Howard women’s soccer program brought home $836,320 in revenue and paid out $836,320 in total expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Howard Women’s Softball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Good Graduation Rate

There are 25 players on the Howard women’s softball team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach. The team’s academic progress rate of 939 is one sign of how well teammates do in the classroom. In College Factual’s most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Softball analysis, Howard ranked #222 out of 273 colleges and universities.

On the money side of things, the Howard women’s softball program brought home $517,964 in revenue and paid out $517,964 in total expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Howard Swimming & Diving

Howard Men’s Swimming & Diving

$-1 Net Profit/Loss
24 Team Members

The 24 players of the Howard men’s swimming and diving team are led by a head coach and an assistant coach.

The men’s swimming and diving program at Howard made $289,997 in revenue and spent $289,998 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-1.

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Howard Women’s Swimming & Diving

$-2 Net Profit/Loss
16 Team Members

There are 16 players on the Howard women’s swimming and diving team, and they are led by one head coach and one assistant coach.

Howard brought in $287,664 in revenue from its women’s swimming and diving program while paying out $287,666 in expenses. That’s not such good news since it means the program lost money to the tune of $-2.

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Howard Tennis

Howard Men’s Tennis

$-1 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate
7 Team Members

The 7-member men’s tennis team at Howard is kept in shape by one head coach and one assistant coach. The team has an excellent academic progress rate of 974 - proof that they don’t ignore the importance of getting a good education.

Howard brought in $227,212 in revenue from its men’s tennis program while paying out $227,213 in expenses. This is a bit of a downer since it means that the program lost money, $-1 to be exact.

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Howard Women’s Tennis

$1 Net Profit/Loss
Good Graduation Rate
8 Team Members

The head coach and assistant coach train and lead the 8 players of the Howard women’s tennis team. As an interesting note on their academic performance, the team’s APR is 942.

The women’s tennis program at Howard made $228,453 in revenue and spent $228,452 in expenses. This means the program turned a profit, making $1 for the school. This is great since many college sports programs lose money.

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Howard Volleyball

Howard Women’s Volleyball

$0 Net Profit/Loss
Great Graduation Rate

The head coach and 2 assistant coaches train and lead the 20 players of the Howard women’s volleyball team. As an interesting note on their academic performance, the team’s APR is 968. Howard was given a rank of 56 out of the 307 schools in its division in our most recent Best Colleges for Division I Women’s Volleyball report.

The women’s volleyball program at Howard made $1,105,836 in revenue and spent $1,105,836 in expenses. So, the program broke even. It’s unfortunate that it didn’t make any money, but, then again, it didn’t lose any money either.

Notes & References

Note that if we don’t have data on a particular sport, it won’t be listed in the section above.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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