The Universities Granting the Most Doctoral Degrees to Blacks

The preliminary report on doctoral degrees from the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago states that over the most recent five year period, Howard University in Washington, D.C., has awarded 296 doctorates to African Americans. This is the most of any university in the nation.

Nova Southeastern University ranked second with 264 doctoral degree awards to African Americans. Also among the top five doctoral degree granting institutions to blacks were the University of Michigan, Walden University, and the University of Maryland.

Among the top 20 universities in granting doctoral degrees to blacks, in addition to Howard, there were three other historically black educational institutions: Clark Atlanta University, Morgan State University, and Jackson State University.