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 Howard University

Howard University - Washington, DC

2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

General information:(202)806-6100
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:10,583(7,144 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:10 to 1
Admissions
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Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC(Army, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Other Characteristics
Historically Black college or university
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $16,075 $18,120 $20,171 -10%
Out-of-state $16,075 $18,120 $20,171 -10%
Books and supplies $1,475 $1,825 $2,509 -27%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $7,966 $8,162 $15,341 -47%
Other $1,944 $2,020 $1,216 66%
Off Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus with Family
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $27,460 $30,127 $39,237 -23%
Off Campus $17,550 $19,945 $22,680 -14%
Off Campus with Family $17,550 $19,945 $22,680 -14%
Out-of-state
On Campus $27,460 $30,127 $39,237 -23%
Off Campus $17,550 $19,945 $22,680 -14%
Off Campus with Family $17,550 $19,945 $22,680 -14%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $19,150
In-state fees $1,082
Out-of-state tuition $19,150
Out-of-state fees $1,082
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $25,295
In-state fee $982
Out-of-state tuition $25,295
Out-of-state fees $982
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,319 90% --
Grant or scholarship aid 993 68% $13,262,559 $13,356
Federal grants 638 44% $3,105,269 $4,867
Pell grants 632 43% $2,769,823 $4,383
Other federal grants 343 23% $335,446 $978
State/local government grant or scholarships 54 4% $66,564 $1,233
Institutional grants or scholarships 775 53% $10,090,726 $13,020
Student loan aid 1,023 70% $7,530,315 $7,361
Federal student loans 1,013 69% $6,506,986 $6,423
Other student loans 68 5% $1,023,329 $15,049
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 4,959 70% $64,394,720 $12,985
Pell grants 3,131 44% $13,697,730 $4,375
Federal student loans 5,189 73% $39,704,340 $7,652

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 10,583
Undergraduate enrollment 7,144
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 321
Graduate enrollment 3,439
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$45

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$45

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,794 2,640 6,154
Percent admitted 54% 53% 55%
Percent admitted who enrolled 53% 17% 17%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1190 80%
ACT 606 41%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 480 580
SAT Math 470 570
SAT Writing 460 570
ACT Composite 20 25
ACT English 20 26
ACT Math 18 25
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 77 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AAMenWomen
All Track Combined 4740
Basketball 1715
Bowling -6
Football 91-
Lacrosse -22
Soccer 2721
Softball -17
Swimming and Diving 1313
Tennis 88
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Middle States Commission on Higher Education01/01/1921 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics

01/01/1976 Accredited
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs

12/07/1939 Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1931 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/16/1953 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS)

05/16/1969 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

05/16/1969 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Pediatric Dentistry

05/14/1971 Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education

Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs

01/01/1976 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist

04/14/1976 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/07/1987 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/29/2002 Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs

03/01/1993 - 12/31/2006Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology

Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs

07/01/1984 Accredited
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology

07/01/1940 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels

09/29/2005 Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels

09/29/2005 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

07/01/1975 Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education

Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree

07/01/1942 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1976 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation

Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1944 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation

Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs

09/01/1987 Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education

Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools

04/20/1997 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations41 3
Liquor law violations200
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 100
Drug law violations 302
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 473
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 2787
Aggravated assault 167
Burglary 361517
Motor vehicle theft 954
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 402
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 012
Aggravated assault 017
Burglary 111313
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate7.2%
Number in default179
Number in repayment2,469

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00144800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Doctor's degree - professional practice Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture29-----
Category total29-----
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
African Studies17----
African-American/Black Studies17-----
Women's Studies--0---
Category total1870---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Anatomy-0----
Biochemistry-1-1--
Biology/Biological Sciences, General1066-5--
Cell Biology and Anatomy--0---
Genetics, General-0----
Microbiology, General0--4--
Pharmacology-0----
Pharmacology and Toxicology-0----
Zoology/Animal Biology0-----
Category total1067010--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting38-----
Business Administration and Management, General-50----
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other30-----
Fashion Merchandising0-----
Finance, General45-----
Hospitality Administration/Management, General9-----
Insurance0-----
International Business/Trade/Commerce25-----
Marketing, Other61-----
Category total20850----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism00----
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other00----
Journalism121-----
Radio and Television85-----
Speech Communication and Rhetoric00----
Category total2060----
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst51----
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--0---
Information Science/Studies0-0---
Category total510---
Education Colleges
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-40---
Early Childhood Education and Teaching-0----
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other-0----
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---9--
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision-0----
Elementary Education and Teaching-5----
Music Teacher Education0-----
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching0-----
Reading Teacher Education-20---
Secondary Education and Teaching02----
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education0-----
Special Education and Teaching, General-50---
Category total01809--
Engineering Colleges
Chemical Engineering102----
Civil Engineering, General87----
Electrical and Electronics Engineering124----
Mechanical Engineering152----
Systems Engineering00----
Category total4515----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General322-1--
Category total322-1--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Development280----
Consumer Economics00----
Category total280----
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature0-----
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General0-----
French Language and Literature00----
German Language and Literature0-----
Modern Greek Language and Literature0-----
Russian Language and Literature0-----
Spanish Language and Literature92----
Category total92----
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist9-----
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other1124----
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-----11
Dentistry----90-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-0----
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist0----5
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist0-----
Medicine----104-
Occupational Therapy/Therapist00----
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design---8--
Pharmacy----74-
Physical Therapy/Therapist25----
Physician Assistant0----0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse00----
Category total2229-826816
History Colleges
History, General00----
Category total00----
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies18-----
Category total18-----
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Banking, Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law-0----
Law----165-
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-0----
Category total-0--165-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General66-6--
Category total66-6--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
International/Global Studies--0---
Nutrition Sciences00----
Category total000---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General10----
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies10----
Category total20----
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy50----
Category total50----
Physical Sciences Colleges
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General-0----
Chemistry, General63-2--
Physics, General25-3--
Category total88-5--
Psychology Colleges
Counseling Psychology-0-5--
Educational Psychology-00---
Psychology, General920-14--
School Psychology-00---
Category total920019--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Administration-8----
Social Work-111-4--
Category total-119-4--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology3-----
Economics, General223-1--
International Relations and Affairs--0---
Political Science and Government, General8010-1--
Sociology166-4--
Category total1211906--
Theology and Religious Vocations Colleges
Divinity/Ministry-47----
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other-0----
Category total-47----
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General97----
Dance, General3-----
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General23-----
Fashion/Apparel Design0-----
Film/Cinema/Video Studies014----
Interior Design9-----
Music, General194----
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management0-----
Category total6325----
Grand total102335506843316