Founded in 1867, the historic main campus of Howard University sits on a hilltop in Northwest Washington blocks from the storied U Street and Howard Theatre. As the only truly comprehensive predominantly Black university, Howard is one of the major engineers of change in our society. Howard ranks among the highest producers of the nation's Black professionals in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, nursing, architecture, religion, law, music, social work and education.
Howard University is a private, research university comprised of 13 schools and colleges, where students can pursue studies leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Several programs leading to certificates and post-baccalaureate degrees are offered almost entirely online.