Graduates earn 2,076 degrees, certificates from Howard University


About 22.8 percent of the 2,076 degrees and certificates handed out by Howard University in 2017-18 were to students in health professions and related 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 274 doctor's degrees and 110 bachelor's degrees in health professions and related programs.

But the single most popular program was for a bachelor's degree in general biology/biological sciences. Data shows the school gave out 148 bachelor's degrees in general biology/biological sciences, followed by 133 doctor's degrees in law and 105 doctor's degrees in medicine.

The university enrolled 9,392 students for 2017-18, including 6,354 in undergraduate programs and 3,038 in graduate programs.

Degrees awarded for 2017-18
Program
Bachelor's degrees awarded
Graduate and professional degrees awarded
Certificates awarded
Total degrees and certificates awarded
Percent of total
Medicine
-
105
-
105
Pharmacy
-
86
-
86
Dentistry
-
71
12
83
Health and Wellness, General
40
-
-
40
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
29
8
-
37
Occupational Therapist Assistant
-
30
-
30
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
28
-
-
28
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services, Other
-
19
-
19
Physician Assistant
-
16
-
16
Physical Therapy/Therapist
-
10
-
10
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
7
-
-
7
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
-
-
7
7
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
5
-
-
5
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
1
-
-
1
Occupational Therapy/Therapist
-
-
-
-
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
-
-
-
-
Pharmaceutics and Drug Design
-
-
-
-
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist
-
-
-
-
Health Professions and Related Programs total
110
345
19
474
22.8
Finance, General
52
2
-
54
Business Administration and Management, General
-
38
3
41
Accounting
28
4
-
32
Marketing, Other
30
-
-
30
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
20
-
-
20
International Business/Trade/Commerce
20
-
-
20
Management Information Systems, General
20
-
-
20
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
11
-
-
11
Insurance
1
-
-
1
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
-
-
-
-
Fashion Merchandising
-
-
-
-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services total
182
44
3
229
11
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
99
-
-
99
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
85
-
-
85
Communication and Media Studies, Other
-
6
-
6
Journalism
5
-
-
5
Radio and Television
2
-
-
2
Broadcast Journalism
-
-
-
-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
-
-
-
-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs total
191
6
-
197
9.5
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
148
4
-
152
Microbiology, General
-
3
-
3
Anatomy
-
3
-
3
Genetics, General
-
2
-
2
Biochemistry
-
2
-
2
Physiology, General
-
-
-
-
Cell Biology and Anatomy
-
-
-
-
Pharmacology and Toxicology
-
-
-
-
Pharmacology
-
-
-
-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences total
148
14
-
162
7.8
Political Science and Government, General
86
11
-
97
Economics, General
31
10
-
41
Sociology
10
6
-
16
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
Anthropology
-
-
-
-
International Relations and Affairs
-
-
-
-
Social Sciences total
127
27
-
154
7.4
Law
-
133
-
133
Legal Professions and Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
Legal Professions and Studies total
-
133
-
133
6.4
Psychology, General
84
9
-
93
School Psychology
-
24
-
24
Counseling Psychology
-
6
-
6
Educational Psychology
-
2
-
2
Psychology, Other
-
-
-
-
Psychology total
84
41
-
125
6
Mechanical Engineering
26
2
-
28
Chemical Engineering
27
-
-
27
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
16
7
-
23
Computer Engineering, General
10
-
-
10
Civil Engineering, General
9
1
-
10
Computer Hardware Engineering
-
-
-
-
Systems Engineering
-
-
-
-
Engineering total
88
10
-
98
4.7
Social Work
-
94
-
94
Public Administration
-
-
-
-
Public Policy Analysis, General
-
-
-
-
Public Administration and Social Service Professions total
-
94
-
94
4.5
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
48
-
-
48
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
22
-
-
22
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
16
-
-
16
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
-
-
-
-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies total
86
-
-
86
4.1
Art/Art Studies, General
14
6
-
20
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
17
-
-
17
Music, General
11
1
-
12
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
-
9
-
9
Dance, General
-
-
-
-
Fashion/Apparel Design
-
-
-
-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
-
-
-
-
Interior Design
-
-
-
-
Visual and Performing Arts total
42
16
-
58
2.8
Computer and Information Sciences, General
34
2
1
37
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
2
2
-
4
Information Science/Studies
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
-
-
-
-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services total
36
4
1
41
2
Educational Leadership and Administration, General
-
19
-
19
Elementary Education and Teaching
7
3
-
10
Education, General
-
-
3
3
Secondary Education and Teaching
-
2
-
2
Special Education and Teaching, General
-
2
-
2
Music Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
-
-
-
-
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
-
-
-
-
Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
-
-
-
-
Educational, Instructional, and Curriculum Supervision
-
-
-
-
Reading Teacher Education
-
-
-
-
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
-
-
-
-
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
-
-
-
-
Education total
7
26
3
36
1.7
Chemistry, General
20
5
-
25
Physics, General
3
-
-
3
Atmospheric Sciences and Meteorology, General
-
1
-
1
Physical Sciences total
23
6
-
29
1.4
English Language and Literature, General
22
2
-
24
English Language and Literature/Letters total
22
2
-
24
1.2
Divinity/Ministry
-
24
-
24
Theological and Ministerial Studies, Other
-
-
-
-
Theology and Religious Vocations total
-
24
-
24
1.2
African Studies
2
12
-
14
African-American/Black Studies
6
-
-
6
Women's Studies
-
-
1
1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies total
8
12
1
21
1
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
20
-
-
20
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services total
20
-
-
20
1
Nutrition Sciences
8
8
-
16
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
2
-
-
2
International/Global Studies
-
-
-
-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies total
10
8
-
18
0.9
Child Development
13
-
-
13
Consumer Economics
-
-
-
-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences total
13
-
-
13
0.6
History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
10
2
-
12
History, General
-
-
-
-
History total
10
2
-
12
0.6
Architecture
9
-
-
9
Architecture and Related Services total
9
-
-
9
0.4
Mathematics, General
5
3
-
8
Mathematics and Statistics total
5
3
-
8
0.4
French Language and Literature
3
-
-
3
Spanish Language and Literature
1
-
-
1
Russian Language and Literature
1
-
-
1
German Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
-
-
-
-
Modern Greek Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Latin Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
-
-
-
-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics total
5
-
-
5
0.2
Philosophy
5
-
-
5
Philosophy and Religious Studies total
5
-
-
5
0.2
General Studies
1
-
-
1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities total
1
-
-
1
0.1

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