Howard University

Acceptance Rate 35.25 %
SAT Average 1,185
2023 Tuition & Fees $31,050
Student Population 12,065
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $21,106

Academic Overview

Howard University Campus, Washington, DC
Howard University is a private (not-for-profit), four-years institute located in Washington, District of Columbia. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice.
The 2023 tuition & fees is $31,050 for undergraduate students. The graduate school tuition & fees is $36,022.
The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 12,065 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 35.25% and the graduation rate is 64% last year.
The salary after graduation from Howard University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $54,500. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2023 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2022-2023, HU's tuition & fees is $31,050. For graduate programs, its 2023 average tuition & fees is $36,022.
Data source for 2023 Tuition: NCES
2023 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2022-2023 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2023 key academic statistics at HU. The acceptance rate of HU is 35.25% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 26.71%. The average graduation rate is 64% and the transfer-out rate is 23%.
The average received amount of financial aid is $21,106 and 88% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 12,065 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Howard University is 35.25 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Howard University is 64 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Howard University is 23 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Howard University is 91 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Howard University is 12,065
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Howard University is 13 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $21,106 at Howard University.
Financial Aid Amount

Directory Information

Directory Information
Address2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, DC 20059
Online Applicationhttps://www2.howard.edu/admission/undergraduate/adm-process
Financial Aidwww2.howard.edu/student-financial-services
Net Price Calculatorhttps://www2.howard.edu/student-financial-services/net-price-calculator
Veterans Tuitionmedicine.howard.edu/about-us/office-financial-aid/prospective-students/financing-options/armed-forces-health-professions
Disability Servicehttps://hwww2.howard.edu/special-student-services/disabled-student-services

Offered Degrees

HU offers 150 major programs through online and on-site education where 2 programs are available through distance learning. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Two but less than four years certificate10
Bachelor's Degree520
Post Bachelor's Degree10
Master's Degree431
Post Master's Degree150
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship310
Doctor's degree - professional practice71

Special Learning Opportunities

Howard University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Freshmen (full-time) are required to live in on-campus house (e.g. dorms) at Howard University.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:5,719)
Board/Meal Plan

Veterans Benefits

Howard University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges