The Fact Book is designed to provide current and historical information about the University. It includes student admission, student enrollment, graduation, retention, and faculty data.
Specifically, the Fact Book provides:
- student admission and student enrollment for the last five years,
- student retention rates for the past nine years,
- student four-year graduation rates for the past seven years,
- student six-year graduation rates for the past five years,
- student completion data for the past four years, and
- faculty information for the past one year.
Please be aware that the drop-down menu in the dashboard is designed to provide specific information about a particular category. You will need to click on a category (or categories with using the "ctrl" button) in the term, college/school, or department you are looking for. If you make no selection, the Fact Book will display information for all colleges and schools. This is the default view displayed when you initially open the Fact Book.
If you are a Howard University employee seeking institutional data to support a specific process or you have further questions, not provided within this Fact Book, please submit your request via our data request form.
Dashboard at Cabinet Level
Access to Cabinet-level dashboards will only be granted to current Cabinet members.
The Academic Profile is a data package provided by the IRA for use in the preparation of the Office of the Provost Annual Report. It shares with departments of student application, admission, enrollment, retention, and graduation data at the program level as well as at the school level over the academic years.
IRA follows IPEDS terminology for retention and graduation rate calculation. Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time undergraduate or graduate students who return to the same program the following fall, and graduation rates measure the percentage of first-time undergraduate or graduate students who attained a degree in the same program within a specified period of time. This report tracks 4 to 6-year graduation rates for first-time undergraduate students and 2 to 7-year graduation rates for first-time graduate students, depending on the program length. Professional students are included in the graduate student population.
Common Data Set
The Common Data Set (CDS) provides answers to many frequently asked questions. To find out more information about the Common Data Set Initiative, including definitions of data elements, please visit their website.
Below are the Howard University Common Data Set(s).
Common Data Set (CDS)
The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
IPEDS is the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. It is a system of interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). IPEDS gathers information from every college, university, and technical and vocational institution that participates in the federal student financial aid programs. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, requires that institutions that participate in federal student aid programs report data on enrollments, program completions, graduation rates, faculty and staff, finances, institutional prices, and student financial aid.
Below are the Howard University IPEDS Feedback Reports.
IPEDS Feedback Reports
IPEDS Feedback Report (2005)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2006)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2007)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2008)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2009)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2010)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2011)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2012)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2013)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2014)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2015)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2016)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2017)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2018)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2019)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2020)
IPEDS Feedback Report (2021)
Class of 2019
Class of 2020
Class of 2021
Class of 2022
Class of 2023
Class of 2024
Class of 2025
Class of 2026
Data Deliverables - Institutional Data