Doctorates Awarded by Historically Black Universities

In 2006 historically black colleges and universities awarded 376 doctorates to recipients of all races. This was a slight increase over the 367 doctorates awarded by black universities in 2005.

In 2006 Howard University awarded 96 doctorates, the most of any historically black university. The Howard total was down slightly from the prior year.

Tennessee State University awarded 48 doctoral degrees in 2006. This ranked the university in second place among historically black institutions. Morgan State University awarded 40 doctorates in 2006. This was a 60 percent increase from the previous year. Jackson State University University and Clark Atlanta University each awarded more than 30 doctorates in 2006. Florida A&M University, South Carolina State University, Bowie State University, Southern University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Texas Southern University were the only other black universities to award at least 10 doctorates in 2006.