Historically Black Universities Awarding the Most Doctoral Degrees

According to new data released by the National Science Foundation, in 2008 historically black colleges and universities awarded 431 doctorates to recipients of all races. Three years earlier, in 2005, historically black universities awarded 367 doctorates. Thus, there was a significant increase of 17 percent over the three-year period.

In 2008 Howard University awarded 102 doctorates, the most of any historically black university. Jackson State University awarded 56 doctorates in 2008. This ranked the university in second place among historically black institutions. Tennessee State University awarded 49 doctoral degrees in 2008, ranking the university in third place among historically black institutions. Morgan State University and Texas Southern University each awarded 42 doctorates in 2008.