Howard University is a private, non-profit co-educational institution of learning that is non-sectarian and federally chartered. Located in Washington, D.C., Howard University is a historically black university established in 1867. Its main mission is to provide quality education to its students and prepare them for the challenges of the future and for roles of leadership and service to the community.
Howard University grants students associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in a variety of majors and minors. The university is divided into several distinct schools and colleges; namely, Arts and Sciences; Business; Communications; Dentistry; Divinity; Education; Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences; Graduate School; Law; Medicine; Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Services; and Social Work.
Cost of attendance at Howard University for academic year 2009-2010 is US$34,475 for new full-time undergraduate students. This cost includes tuition, required fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and incidentals. For existing students, total cost of attendance is US$34,125. For fulltime graduate students, the total cost per semester is US$9,965. Part-time graduate students pay per credit hour tuition rate of US$1,063. Those who enroll beyond the prescribed number of units pay a per credit hour tuition rate of US$768. To help students pay for their cost of attendance, the university extends financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships to qualified students.
The university adheres to the belief that the best way to involve students in real-world situations is to make them live together as a community. Thus it makes available to them various modes of on-campus housing. Living accommodations range from residence halls to apartment type dwellings.
For more information about admissions, financial aid or online learning opportunities such as distance education degree programs and online classes, please contact Howard University.