In case you were worried that Howard was losing its edge, this news will let you rest easy.
Howard has been ranked as the best historically black college or university (HBCU) in the country by The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings, beating other HBCUs including, Spelman College, Hampton University, Tuskegee University and Xavier University of Louisiana, who round out the top five.
From The Undefeated:
The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings of the top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are in, with Howard University topping the list. Howard, located in Washington, D.C., not only earned the No. 1 spot, but is the only HBCU to crack the top 100 overall college rankings at No. 87.
The university, founded in 1867, is composed of 13 schools and colleges with more than 120 areas of concentration. As a leader in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, Howard is recognized as an institution that produces one of the highest number of “African-American undergraduates who later earn science and engineering doctoral degrees,” according to the school’s website.
Out of the HBCUs listed in these rankings, Howard ranks the highest in academic resources and second-highest in graduate outcomes, according to The Wall Street Journal.
According to The Wall Street Journal, Howard ranked highest in academic resources and second highest in graduate outcomes among the top 10 HBCUs. The resources and outcomes categories are weighted most by the WSJ/THE ranking.
Head over to The Wall Street Journal to read more.