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Howard University Facts

Howard University is one of the country’s leading private universities.  Founded in 1867 in Washington, DC, it is the home to 12 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional degrees in a number of disciplines.

Founding Date

March 2, 1867 by Civil War hero General Oliver O. Howard


Sidney A. Ribeau, Ph.D., 2008 - present

Academic Divisions

College of Arts and Sciences, James Donaldson, Ph.D., Dean

School of Business, Barron Harvey, Ph.D., Dean

School of Communications, Jannette Dates, Ph.D.

School of Denistry, Leo Rouse, D.D.S., Dean

School of Divinity, Alton Pollard III, Ph.D.,

School of Education, Leslie Fenwick , Ph.D., Dean

College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences, James Johnson, Ph.D., Dean

School of Law, Kurt Schmoke, J.D., Dean

School of Medicine, Robert E. Taylor, M.D., Dean

College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, Beatrice Adderley-Kelly, Ph.D., Dean

School of Social Work, Cudore Snell, DSW, Interim Dean

Graduate School, Orlando Taylor, Dean

For more information on Howard’s academic divisions, please visit:



Howard University, Main Campus

School of Law, West Campus

School of Divinity, East Campus

Continuing Education, located in Silver Spring, MD

Atmospheric Physics, located in Beltsville, MD

Intercollegiate Athletics

A Division I-AA program

Member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC)

19 Varsity Athletic Programs

Mascot: Bison

Colors: Red, White and Blue

Senior Administrators

For information on University officers, please visit:

Mission, Vision and Core Values

To view the University’s mission, vision and core values, please visit:

Strategic Framework for Action

To view the University’s Strategic Framework for Action, please visit: and

University Media


Founded in 1980, Howard University Television, WHUT-TV, was the first African-American-owned public television station in the nation.  It is also the only university-licensed public television station located in the metropolitan Washington viewing area, which includes more than three million households.


The University’s commercial radio station, WHUR-FM, has been broadcasting from more than 34 years and is a leading station in the Washington metropolitan area.  It is also the first and only station in the area to broadcast high definition radio. 


With assistance from WHUR-FM, this student-run radio station, provides music, news and sports to campus dormitories.

For more information about Howard University:


Postal Address:
Howard University
2400 6th Street NW
Washington, DC  20059

Main Number:   
(202) 806-6100

University Fact Book 2005:


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