Howard University Rankings by Salary Score

Salary Scores
 54
Bachelor's
 80
Master's
 40
Doctoral
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Salary and Debt by Major at Howard University

We calculated a salary score for each of Howard University's programs by comparing program-specific median alumni earnings to median alumni earnings for the same program across all schools that provide this data. This way, students can compare the relative salary strength of a specific major at Howard University to the same major at other schools. A school's overall score by level is based on the school's by-program performance weighted by student enrollment in each program. Data is sourced from the December 2020 release of the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid. Debt and salary numbers are shown rounded to the nearest $10.

Salary Scores for Howard Bachelor's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 71 100% 100% $31,000 $53,110 71
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 99 94% 94% Not Reported $97,070 99
Architecture 92 100% 100% Not Reported $56,720 92
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 8 100% 100% $27,000 $20,140 8
Biology, General 13 89% 89% $26,000 $22,960 13
Business Administration, Management and Operations 100 94% 94% Not Reported $66,460 100
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 44 97% 97% $23,800 $42,680 44
Chemistry 38 78% 78% $25,000 $36,140 38
Civil Engineering 34 100% 100% Not Reported $59,120 34
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 93 100% 100% Not Reported $70,180 93
Communication and Media Studies 27 100% 100% Not Reported $29,690 27
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 17 96% 96% $26,000 $28,600 17
Criminal Justice and Corrections 40 95% 95% $25,500 $33,990 40
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 95 100% 100% Not Reported $84,650 95
English Language and Literature, General 75 100% 100% $26,250 $33,280 75
Finance and Financial Management Services 92 100% 100% $25,000 $64,490 92
Fine and Studio Arts 64 85% 85% $25,500 $28,130 64
Health and Medical Administrative Services 38 98% 98% $26,000 $38,290 38
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 86 91% 91% $27,000 $35,420 86
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 33 90% 90% $25,000 $30,230 33
History 11 94% 94% Not Reported $22,580 11
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 98 96% 96% $26,000 $39,010 98
International Business 19 100% 100% $27,000 $38,290 19
Journalism 95 95% 95% Not Reported $41,460 95
Management Information Systems and Services 91 92% 92% Not Reported $69,340 91
Marketing 87 95% 95% $27,000 $50,000 87
Mechanical Engineering 0 94% 94% $28,500 $38,290 0
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 89 100% 100% Not Reported $36,850 89
Political Science and Government 36 89% 89% $26,000 $32,810 36
Psychology, General 21 98% 98% $26,000 $26,060 21
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 25 98% 98% $26,000 $34,230 25
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 10 96% 96% Not Reported $22,530 10
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 58 100% 100% $20,560 $67,900 58
Sociology 78 92% 92% $28,500 $36,850 78
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 100 100% 100% Not Reported $55,960 100

Salary Scores for Howard Master's Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 9 100% 100% $131,280 $67,320 9
Business Administration, Management and Operations 67 98% 98% $82,890 $80,400 67
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 82 97% 97% $79,730 $62,010 82
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 63 100% 100% Not Reported $108,090 63
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 96 100% 100% Not Reported $77,590 96
Social Work 95 96% 96% $88,400 $55,290 95

Salary Scores for Howard Doctoral Degrees

Field of Study Salary Score Employment Rate Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 54 100% 100% $186,210 $66,080 54
Dentistry 3 99% 99% $305,840 $73,640 3
Educational Administration and Supervision 87 95% 95% $106,750 $103,750 87
Law 49 97% 97% $153,890 $68,030 49
Medicine 52 100% 100% $224,000 $57,920 52
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 32 94% 94% $231,590 $109,760 32
Psychology, General 47 100% 100% Not Reported $66,920 47

Reviews by Program

Most Recent Reviews

Shukura Burrell 9/24/2019

I truly appreciate my time at Howard as an undergraduate student. I was a commuter student and travel back and forth from home. Had was able to shape me and moved in to become a student who was proud of her ancestry, and encouraged by the community of students around. My major was a small cohort of students and we were able to really encourage and focus and together on our studies and work. I would definitely recommend Howard to other students who are interested in knowing and understanding they're African... Read More

Shukura Burrell 9/24/2019

I truly appreciate my time at Howard as an undergraduate student. I was a commuter student and travel back and forth from home. Had was able to shape me and moved in to become a student who was proud of her ancestry, and encouraged by the community of students around. My major was a small cohort of students and we were able to really encourage and focus and together on our studies and work. I would definitely recommend Howard to other students who are interested in knowing and understanding they're African... Read More