Universities Awarding the Most Doctorates to African Americans

According to data from the National Science Foundation, there have been 9,825 doctorates awarded to African Americans in the 2005-09 period. During this period, Howard University bestowed 338 doctorates on black Americans, far more than any other institution of higher learning. Walden University, a nontraditional institution of higher learning where much of the coursework is conducted online, ranked second. During the 2005-09 period, 158 black students earned doctorates through Walden University. Ranking third was the University of Michigan with 149 doctorates earned by blacks. Morgan State University, the historically black educational institution in Baltimore, awarded 137 doctorates to blacks followed closely by the University of Maryland with 135.

Rounding out the top 10 universities in awarding doctorates to blacks in the 2005-09 period are Jackson State University in Mississippi, the University of Southern California, Clark Atlanta University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Virginia Tech.