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APPENDIX I
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History

In November 1866, shortly after the end of the Civil War, members of The First Congregational Society of Washington considered establishing a theological seminary for the education of African-American clergymen. Within a few weeks, the concept had expanded to include a provision for establishing a university. Within two years, the University consisted of the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Medicine. The new institution was named for General Oliver O. Howard, Civil War hero, who was a founder of the University and, at the time, Commissioner of the Freedmen's Bureau.

The University charter, as enacted by Congress and subsequently approved by President Andrew Johnson on March 2, 1867, designated Howard University as "a university for the education of youth in the liberal arts and sciences."

In 1879, Congress approved a special appropriation for the University. The charter was amended in 1928 to authorize an annual federal appropriation for construction, development, improvement and maintenance of the University.


APPENDIX II
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Presidents

Charles B. Boynton 1867
Byron Sunderland 1867 - 1869
Oliver O. Howard 1869 - 1874
Edward P. Smith 1875 - 1876
William W. Patton 1877 - 1889
Jeremiah E. Rankin 1890 - 1903
John Gordon 1903 - 1906
Wilbur P. Thirkield 1906 - 1912
Stephen M. Newman 1912 - 1918
James S. Durkee 1918 - 1926
Mordecai W. Johnson 1926 - 1960
James M. Nabrit 1960 - 1969
James E. Cheek 1969 - 1989
Franklyn G. Jenifer 1990 - 1994
H. Patrick Swygert 1995 - Present


APPENDIX III
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Howard At-A-Glance: Fall 2000

Alumni:
 
Faculty:

Degrees and
Certificates Awarded

93,033
Full-Time
1,134
Part-Time
222
Without Compensation
429
Buildings:
97
Graduating Class 2000:
2,195
Campuses:
5
Area:
240.3 acres
Degrees Offered:
Majors:
Graduate
Graduate
Masters
17
Masters
61
Doctoral
3
Ph.D.
26
1st Professional
5
Other Doctoral
2
Joint
5
1st Professional
5
Undergraduate
19
Undergraduate
80
Endowment:
Operating Budget (Millions):
$613.70
Book Value, Millions
$268.80
     
Market Value, Millions
$329.30
     
 
     
Enrollment:
  Staff:
4,122
Fall Headcount
10,010
     
Undergraduate
6,569
Graduate
1,814
     
1st Professional
1,627
     

APPENDIX IV
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Beginning Dates

SCHOOL / COLLEGE DATE
College of Arts and Sciences 1867
College of Medicine
1868
College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences
1868
School of Law
1869
School of Divinity
1870
College of Dentistry
1881
College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences
1934
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
1934
School of Social Work
1935
School of Business
1970
School of Education
1971
School of Communications
1971
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