Graduates earn 2,191 degrees, certificates from Howard University

About 19.8 percent of the 2,191 degrees and certificates handed out by the Howard University in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclo


About 19.8 percent of the 2,191 degrees and certificates handed out by the Howard University in 2016-17 were to students in Health Professions and Related Programs programs, making them the most popular programs that year, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The agency's National Center for Education Statistics shows the private not-for-profit institution in Washington conferred 251 doctor's degrees and 80 master's degrees in Health Professions and Related Programs programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in Biology/Biological Sciences, General. Data shows the school gave out 148 bachelor's degrees in Biology/Biological Sciences, General, followed by 137 bachelor's degrees in Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General and 118 bachelor's degrees in Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.

The university enrolled 8,966 students for 2016-17, including 5,899 in undergraduate programs and 3,067 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2016-17
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Medicine
-
102
-
102
Pharmacy
-
90
-
90
Dentistry
-
45
15
60
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
43
-
-
43
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
22
10
1
33
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
-
32
-
32
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
-
26
-
26
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
14
-
14
Physician Assistant
-
11
-
11
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
9
-
-
9
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
-
-
7
7
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
5
-
-
5
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
-
1
-
1
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
79
331
23
433
19.8
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
59
-
-
59
Marketing, Other
44
-
-
44
Business Administration and Management, General
-
43
-
43
Finance, General
40
-
-
40
Accounting
34
4
-
38
International Business/Trade/Commerce
20
-
-
20
Fashion Merchandising
1
-
-
1
Insurance
-
-
-
-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
198
47
-
245
11.2
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
118
-
-
118
Broadcast Journalism
63
-
-
63
Journalism
19
-
-
19
Radio and Television
15
-
-
15
Communication and Media Studies, Other
-
7
2
9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
-
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
215
7
2
224
10.2
Political Science and Government, General
92
17
-
109
Economics, General
33
7
-
40
Sociology
25
6
-
31
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
-
-
3
3
International Relations and Affairs
-
-
-
-
Anthropology
-
-
-
-
Social Sciences total
150
30
3
183
8.3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
148
-
-
148
Anatomy
-
2
1
3
Physiology, General
-
2
-
2
Microbiology, General
-
1
-
1
Biochemistry
-
1
-
1
Genetics, General
-
1
-
1
Cell Biology and Anatomy
-
-
-
-
Pharmacology and Toxicology
-
-
-
-
Pharmacology
-
-
-
-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
148
7
1
156
7.1
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
137
-
-
137
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
-
-
-
-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
137
-
-
137
6.2
Chemical Engineering
27
3
-
30
Mechanical Engineering
25
3
-
28
Computer Hardware Engineering
24
-
2
26
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
12
11
-
23
Civil Engineering, General
12
5
-
17
Systems Engineering
12
-
-
12
Engineering total
112
22
2
136
6.2
Psychology, General
86
17
-
103
School Psychology
-
17
-
17
Counseling Psychology
-
7
-
7
Educational Psychology
-
3
-
3
Psychology, Other
-
-
-
-
Psychology total
86
44
-
130
5.9
Law
-
105
-
105
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
-
9
7
16
Legal Professions and Studies total
-
114
7
121
5.5
Social Work
-
78
-
78
Public Administration
-
-
-
-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
-
78
-
78
3.6
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
30
-
-
30
Art/Art Studies, General
20
1
-
21
Music, General
12
3
-
15
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
-
5
-
5
Interior Design
1
-
-
1
Fashion/Apparel Design
-
-
-
-
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
-
-
-
-
Dance, General
-
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
63
9
-
72
3.3
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
24
3
27
Elementary Education and Teaching
9
2
-
11
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
2
-
2
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
-
1
-
1
Special Education and Teaching, General
-
1
-
1
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
-
-
-
-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
-
-
-
-
Reading Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
-
-
-
-
Music Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
-
-
-
-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
-
-
-
-
Education total
9
30
3
42
1.9
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
38
-
-
38
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
38
-
-
38
1.7
Chemistry, General
20
9
1
30
Physics, General
5
-
-
5
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
-
3
-
3
Physical Sciences total
25
12
1
38
1.7
Divinity/Ministry
-
27
-
27
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
Theology and Religious Vocations total
-
27
-
27
1.2
English Language and Literature, General
21
3
-
24
English Language and Literature/Letters total
21
3
-
24
1.1
African Studies
2
6
-
8
African-American/Black Studies
7
-
-
7
Women's Studies
-
-
4
4
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
9
6
4
19
0.9
History, General
12
6
-
18
History total
12
6
-
18
0.8
Child Development
17
-
-
17
Consumer Economics
-
-
-
-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
17
-
-
17
0.8
Nutrition Sciences
8
8
-
16
International/Global Studies
-
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
8
8
-
16
0.7
Architecture
12
-
-
12
Architecture and Related Services total
12
-
-
12
0.6
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
3
5
-
8
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
-
-
-
-
Information Science/Studies
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
3
5
-
8
0.4
Spanish Language and Literature
6
-
-
6
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
-
-
-
-
French Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Latin Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
German Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Russian Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Modern Greek Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
6
-
-
6
0.3
Mathematics, General
2
4
-
6
Mathematics and Statistics total
2
4
-
6
0.3
Philosophy
5
-
-
5
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
5
-
-
5
0.2

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