History, Affiliations & Rankings
Howard University was founded in 1866 by missionaries as a training facility for black preachers. The University is named after Civil war hero General Oliver O. Howard was a white man who was serving as the Commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau. Howard University is located in Washington, Unites States.
Howard University holds regional accreditation from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE), one of six bodies approved by the U.S. Department of Education.
According to the US News & World Report 2020 edition, Howard University's ranking of Best Colleges is National Universities is #104.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
With an urban setting, Howard University has a total undergraduate enrolment of 6,243 and its campus size is 256 acres. It runs on a semester-based academic calendar.
The University offers more than 120,000 degrees in the areas majoring in arts, sciences, and humanities. The most popular majors offered are Physical Sciences, Journalism and Related Programs, Communication, Business Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, Biological and Biomedical Sciences and Social Sciences.
Accomplishments & Alumni
Howard University is the leading producer of African American students entering medical schools in the U.S. The university, has been cited by The National Science Foundation as the top producer African American undergraduates who later earn PhDs in natural sciences.
Famous alumni of Howard University include Sean Combs, Thurgood Marshall, Elijah Cummings, Phylicia Rashad, Taraji P. Henson, and Omarosa Manigault.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
Howard University reports having a total of 741 international students on campus, out of which 452 are undergraduates. According to Howard international students make up about 7.9% of the student society. Top hirers include Bank of America, Adecco, Adobe, US Army, Xerox, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS Health, United Health and many more.
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