|Howard Normal and Theological School for the Education of Teachers and Preachers|
|Motto||Veritas et Utilitas|
Motto in English
|"Truth and Service"|
|Established||March 2, 1867|
|$685.8 million (2016)|
|Blue, White and Red|
Howard University (HU or simply Howard) is a federally chartered,
From its outset Howard has been nonsectarian and open to people of all genders and races. Howard offers more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees.
Howard is classified as a Tier 1 national university and ranks second among HBCUs by
Shortly after the end of the
U.S. Congress chartered Howard on March 2, 1867, and much of its early funding came from endowment, private benefaction, and tuition. An annual congressional appropriation administered by the
Many improvements were made on campus. Howard Hall was renovated and made a dormitory for women. J. Stanley Durkee, Howard's last white president, was appointed in 1918.
The Great Depression years of the 1930s brought hardship to campus. Despite appeals from
Howard University has played an important role in American history and the
|1912–1918||Stephen M. Newman|
|1918–1926||J. Stanley Durkee|
The first sitting president to speak at Howard was Calvin Coolidge in 1924. His graduation speech was entitled, "The Progress of a People," and highlighted the accomplishments to date of the blacks in America since the Civil War. His concluding thought was, "We can not go out from this place and occasion without refreshment of faith and renewal of confidence that in every exigency our Negro fellow citizens will render the best and fullest measure of service whereof they are capable."
In 1965, President
In 1975 the historic
In 1989, Howard gained national attention when students rose up in protest against the appointment of then-Republican National Committee Chairman
In April 2007, the head of the faculty senate called for the ouster of Howard University President
Six years later, in 2013, university insiders again alleged that the university was in crisis. In April, the vice chairwoman of the university's board of trustees wrote a letter to her colleagues harshly criticizing the university's president and calling for a vote of no confidence; her letter was subsequently obtained by the media where it drew national headline. Two months later, the university's Council of Deans alleged that "fiscal mismanagement is doing irreparable harm," blaming the university's senior vice president for administration, chief financial officer and treasurer and asking for his dismissal. In October, the faculty voted no confidence in the university's Board of Trustees executive committee, two weeks after university president Sidney A. Ribeau announced that he would retire at the end of the year. On October 1, the Board of Trustees named