Howard University climbed 14 spots to No. 110 in the latest rankings of the nation’s best universities by U.S. News & World Report, confirming the improved strength in Howard’s academic performance and reputation.
The rankings, released today, are based on assessments of more than 1,600 of the country’s four-year colleges and universities and will be included in the 2018 edition of America’s Best Colleges. A year ago, Howard University recorded an 11–point improvement.
“We continue to focus on providing an excellent education for very deserving students,” said Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick. “These rankings are one marker of our success and come as the result of several new initiatives.”
Dr. Frederick pointed to a commitment to recruiting the best students and faculty, increasing compensation to retain excellent faculty, leveraging institutional resources for financial aid to needy students, and improving technology to enhance students’ ability to stay on track to graduation. He also said increased alumni engagement has manifested in a doubling of the alumni giving rate over the past three years.
U.S News recognized Howard in other major ranking categories. In the listing of the Best Undergraduate Business Programs, Howard rose five spots to No. 128. Howard also made the list of High School Counselors’ Top College Picks and as an A+ School for B Students. The University was again ranked No. 2 among top historically Black colleges and universities, or HBCUs.
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