Howard University Rankings Based on Salary

  • Howard University ranks better than 54% of colleges, based on bachelor's salaries.
  • Howard University ranks better than only 26% of colleges, based on debt for a bachelor's degree.
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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 a weighted average of all of its program scores. Data is sourced from the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard and was last updated in December 2020. It reflects median alumni debt upon graduation and median alumni earnings in the year after graduation for students who received federal financial aid.

Salary Scores for Howard Bachelor's Degrees

Howard ranks higher than 54% of colleges for bachelor's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Accounting and Related Services 71% $31,000 $53,108 71%
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions 99% Not Reported $97,071 99%
Architecture 92% Not Reported $56,716 92%
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management 8% $27,000 $20,140 8%
Biology, General 13% $26,000 $22,955 13%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 99% Not Reported $66,461 99%
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 44% $23,800 $42,682 44%
Chemistry 38% $25,000 $36,141 38%
Civil Engineering 34% Not Reported $59,124 34%
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions 93% Not Reported $70,176 93%
Communication and Media Studies 27% Not Reported $29,685 27%
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other 17% $26,000 $28,598 17%
Criminal Justice and Corrections 40% $25,500 $33,993 40%
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 95% Not Reported $84,653 95%
English Language and Literature, General 75% $26,250 $33,281 75%
Finance and Financial Management Services 92% $25,000 $64,493 92%
Fine and Studio Arts 64% $25,500 $28,133 64%
Health and Medical Administrative Services 38% $26,000 $38,289 38%
Health and Physical Education/Fitness 86% $27,000 $35,416 86%
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 33% $25,000 $30,228 33%
History 11% Not Reported $22,578 11%
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services 98% $26,000 $39,009 98%
International Business 19% $27,000 $38,289 19%
Journalism 95% Not Reported $41,464 95%
Management Information Systems and Services 91% Not Reported $69,338 91%
Marketing 87% $27,000 $49,996 87%
Mechanical Engineering 0% $28,500 $38,289 0%
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other 89% Not Reported $36,848 89%
Political Science and Government 36% $26,000 $32,806 36%
Psychology, General 21% $26,000 $26,063 21%
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 25% $26,000 $34,230 25%
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication 10% Not Reported $22,534 10%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 58% $20,556 $67,899 58%
Sociology 78% $28,500 $36,848 78%
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods 99% Not Reported $55,964 99%

Salary Scores for Howard Master's Degrees

Howard ranks higher than 80% of colleges for master's degrees, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services 9% $131,279 $67,324 9%
Business Administration, Management and Operations 67% $82,890 $80,403 67%
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services 82% $79,733 $62,012 82%
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing 63% Not Reported $108,092 63%
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions 96% Not Reported $77,589 96%
Social Work 95% $88,398 $55,286 95%

Salary Scores for Howard Doctoral Degrees

Howard ranks higher than 40% of colleges for doctorates, based on salary.

Field of Study Salary Score Median Debt Median Salary Salary Score
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology 54% $186,212 $66,077 54%
Dentistry 3% $305,837 $73,635 3%
Educational Administration and Supervision 87% $106,750 $103,746 87%
Law 49% $153,893 $68,033 49%
Medicine 52% $223,997 $57,920 52%
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration 32% $231,589 $109,763 32%
Psychology, General 47% Not Reported $66,915 47%

Howard University Reviews

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