Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Howard University (Washington, DC)

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Howard University is ranked 76 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 251 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 71%
Applicants who took ACT 50%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+4%
600-69926%
600+30%

SAT Math Score

700+7%
600-69925%
600+32%

ACT Score

30-369%
24-2939%
24+48%

Students applied15,163
Students admitted7,436
Admission rate49%

Students per faculty10

4-year graduation rate40%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$23,419
Fees$1,800
Room and board$13,280
Estimated book expense$1,500
Total cost$39,999

Cost after need-based aid$31,834
Cost after non-need-based aid$14,959

Average debt at graduation$32,071

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$46,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met71%
Average need-based aid$8,165
Average non-need-based aid$25,040

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,883

Full-Time

Men2,071
Women4,341

Part-Time

Men171
Women300

Freshmen retained89%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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