Howard University Moves Up in U.S. News Rankings

There are currently 248 educational institutions in the United States that are rated as “national universities” in the Carnegie Foundation evaluation system. These research universities draw students from across the nation and offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Howard University, the historically black institution in Washington, D.C., is ranked in 88th position this year in the annual ratings compiled by U.S. News & World Report. This rating is up from the 93rd position a year ago.

Howard, the only historically black institution in the top group, was ranked above such well-known institutions as the University of Oklahoma, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Arizona, the University of South Carolina, Florida State, and the University of Oregon.