Howard University Top Rankings

Howard University is a private historically black university located in Washington, D.C., United States. It offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs in Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing, Engineering, Law, Education, and more.

Howard University is accredited by the Middle States Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges. The College of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA).

Howard's notable alumni include: the first African-American governor L. Douglas Wilder; Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison; Emmy Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad; opera singer Jessye Norman; the first African-American president of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. LaSalle Leffall, Jr.; former mayor and United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young; the first female mayor of Atlanta, Shirley Franklin; etc.


- Howard University is ranked 115th among the top national universities by US News (2012).

- 96th in the US News National Universities Rankings 2010. It is ranked 72nd among Top Speech-Language Pathology Schools.

- Howard University is ranked 346th in the world (QS World University Rankings™ 2009).

- 42nd in the ranking of Best Graduate Social Work Programs (USNWR 2009).

- Ranked 403-510th globally in the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2007.

- In 1999, the special issue of U.S. News and World Report listing the nation's “Best Graduate Schools” ranked the School of Social Work in the top fourth of all 138 CSWE accredited schools.

- For 1997 the Howard University School of Social Work was ranked 30th among the 120 CSWE accredited graduate programs in the United States by the Gourman Report (1997).

- Money magazine named Howard University one of the "three best" educational values among U.S. colleges (1995).

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