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We've calculated that the average salary at Howard University is $41K based on 365 user-submitted salaries A total of 46 Howard University employees gave Howard University an average happiness rating of 4.1 out of 5.0.

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Howard University, located in Washington, DC, was founded in March of 1872 originally as a theological seminary for young African-American scholars. Today, it is a private, historically black university. The school has a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education status of RU/H, which classifies it as a high research university. Howard University has nearly 11,000 students enrolled in both undergraduate programs and graduate studies. Graduate programs include those in business, pharmacy, law, divinity, and medicine.

Howard University is home to the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. The center is one of the world’s largest facilities used in researching African-American culture and history, as well as other nations. The Beltsville Center for Climate System Observation is a NASA research facility located on the Maryland campus of Howard University. It provides atmospheric research opportunities to science scholars and academic leaders.

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Howard University employs over 1,000 faculty and staff, as well as 2,000 administrative employees. The university offers a benefits package that includes either PPO or HMO healthcare options, with 100% coverage if care is received within the Howard University Hospital Network. Employees are offered a choice of three retirement options, including a Traditional 403(b) plan, a Roth 403(b) plan, and a 457(b) deferred compensation plan.

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