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Located in Washington, District of Columbia, Howard University is a private not-for-profit institution. Washington is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

6,269 Full-Time Undergraduates
$24,966 Avg In-State Tuition

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Howard has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#8 Highest Paid Allied Health Professions Graduates College Factual

Where Is Howard University?


Contact details for Howard are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2400 Sixth St Nw, Washington, DC 20059-0001
Phone: 202-806-6100

Can I Afford Howard?

$24,966 In-State Tuition
62% Take Out Loans
8.0% Loan Default Rate
During the 2017-2018 academic year, part-time students at Howard paid $1,045 per credit hour, whether they were in-state or out-of-state. The costs for full-time students are given in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $24,966 $24,966
Fees $2,240 $2,240
Books and Supplies $1,900 $1,900
On Campus Room and Board $14,365 $14,365
On Campus Other Expenses $2,500 $2,500

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Howard, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $6,910 a year. That adds up to $27,640 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Howard is 8.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Howard University Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,269 Full-Time Undergraduates
71% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,526 undergraduate students at Howard, with 6,269 being full-time and 257 being part-time.


There are also 2,873 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,269 full-time undergraduates at Howard, 29% are male and 71% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Howard University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 66
Black or African American 4,541
Hispanic or Latino 399
White 62
International Students 299
Other Races/Ethnicities 902

Geographic Diversity

District of Columbia students aren't the only ones who study at Howard University. At this time, 36 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 69 countries are represented at Howard. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, and Jamaica.

Online Learning at Howard University

29 Took All Classes Online
1,059 Took At Least One Class Online
11.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 1,059 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Howard has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Howard

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Howard University was 11.1%. This is the #937 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Howard regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Howard University Trade School Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Other Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 16 16
General Health & Wellness 0 14 14
Laboratory Sciences & Medical Technology 0 9 9
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 6 0 6
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 0 5 5
Physician Assistant 0 0 0
Health Care Management 0 0 0
Medical/Health Management & Clinical Assistant/Specialist 0 0 0
TOTAL 6 44 50


*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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