Recruitment Today: Howard University Prepares Top African-American Candidates
According to the National Opinion Research Center, Howard University produces the most African-American doctorates in the United States. The preliminary report, "Doctorate Recipients from United States Universities," shows that from 2003-2007 Howard University awarded 296 doctoral degrees to African-Americans. Other top doctoral degree-granting institutions for African-Americans include: Nova Southeastern University, University of Michigan, Walden University and the University of Maryland.
The National Science Foundation also recently ranked Howard University first as the producer of the highest number of African-American bachelor's degree recipients who continued and earned science and engineering doctoral degrees nationally. Howard led the country with 224 doctoral recipients in science and engineering from 1997-2006.
Other top HBCUs known for producing top African-American graduates specializing in science and engineering include the following: Spelman College (150), Hampton University (135), Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (100), Morehouse College (99), North Carolina A&T University (89), Southern University A&M College at Baton Rouge (79) and Xavier University (73).