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Howard University: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $12,985 $14,020 $15,010 $16,075 7.1%
Books and supplies $1,200 $1,200 $1,200 $2,000 66.7%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $6,522 $6,976 $7,436 $7,966 7.1%
Other $1,800 $1,850 $1,900 $1,944 2.3%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $22,507 $24,046 $25,546 $27,985 9.5%

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Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $45
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,209 2,967 6,242
Percent admitted 54% 54% 54%
Percent admitted who enrolled 32% 32% 32%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank X  
Secondary school record X  
Completion of college-preparatory program   X
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X  
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X  
Test Scores: Fall 2009 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1,312 82%
ACT 639 40%
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading 460 660
SAT Math 440 660
SAT Writing 430 660
ACT Composite 19 29
ACT English 17 30
ACT Math 18 29



Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education 1/1/1921 -   Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / Program Periods of Accreditation Status
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs 12/7/1939 -   Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools 1/1/1931 -   Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dentistry (DENT) - Programs leading to the D.D.S. or D.M.D. degree; advanced dental education programs (general practice residency, advanced general dentistry, and specialty programs) 2/1/1945 -   Accredited
Dental Hygiene (DH) 5/16/1953 -   Accredited
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) 5/16/1969 -   Accredited
Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 5/16/1969 -   Accredited
Pediatric Dentistry 5/14/1971 -   Accredited
Post Doctoral - Advanced dental education programs (advanced education in general dentistry and general practice residency) 12/7/1978 -   Accredited
American Dietetic Association, Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education
Dietetics (DIET) - Coordinated Program in Dietetics 1/1/1976 -   Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy (OT) - Professional Programs 1/1/1976 -   Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Professional programs for the physical therapist 4/14/1976 -   Accredited
American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation
Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs 5/1/1983 -   Accredited
Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 4/7/1987 -   Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs 4/29/2002 -   Accredited
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology (SP) - Graduate degree programs 7/1/1984 -   Accredited
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs 3/1/1993 - 12/31/2006 Resigned
Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools
Theology (THEOL) - Freestanding schools, as well as programs affiliated with larger institutions, offering graduate professional education for ministry and graduate study of theology 7/1/1940 -   Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels 9/29/2005 -   Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels 9/29/2005 -   Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists 1/1/1974 -   Accredited
Liaison Committee on Medical Education
Medicine (MED) - Programs leading to the M.D. degree 7/1/1942 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1976 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation
Music (MUS) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1944 -   Accredited
National Association of Schools of Theatre, Commission on Accreditation
Theatre (THEA) - Institutions and units within institutions offering degree-granting and/or non-degree-granting programs 9/1/1987 -   Accredited
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
Teacher Education (TED) - Baccalaureate and graduate programs for the preparation of teachers and other professional personnel for elementary and secondary schools 4/20/1997 -   Accredited