Check out the list of notable Howard University alumni. Some of the notable Howard University students are Sean Combs, Taraji P. Henson, Toni Morrison, Thurgood Marshall and Anthony Anderson.

Popularly known as HU or Howard, Howard University is essentially classified as a federally chartered, private research university and is home to various historical landmarks in Washington, D.C. With over 70 diverse undergraduate programs, Howard is ranked as a Tier 1 University. As per the 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek college rankings, HU is the only HBCU ranked in the top 75. With an enrollment of over 10,000 students, Howard covers over 120 fields of education that enrich the learning experience of every student. The University has academic programs in various verticals of education such as Engineering, Architecture, Health Sciences, Communication and Law, to name a few. What makes the university stand apart is its diversity in students, due to its nonsectarian approach to education. Howard University has produced four Rhodes Scholars, one Marshall Scholar, two Truman Scholars and twenty-two Fulbright scholars between 1986 and 2017. It has also been ranked as the top producer of African-American undergraduates (who later earn science and engineering doctoral degrees) by the National Science Foundation. Debbie Allen and Nnamdi Azikiwe are some of the notable alumni’s of HU, who have soared to great heights from different walks of life. The university is currently on the road to position itself as one of the top research universities in the United States of America. Here is a list of some of the distinguished achievers born out of Howard University.
Sean CombsSean Combs
(Rapper, Record Producer)

04 November 1969

Harlem , New York City

American

Scorpio

Taraji P. HensonTaraji P. Henson
(Actress, Singer)

11 September 1970

Washington, D.C.

American

Virgo

Toni MorrisonToni Morrison
(American novelist)

18 February 1931

Lorain, Ohio

American

Aquarius

Thurgood MarshallThurgood Marshall
(Former Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court)

02 July 1908

24 January 1993

Baltimore

American

Cancer

Anthony AndersonAnthony Anderson
(Actor)

15 August 1970

Compton

American

Leo

Zora Neale HurstonZora Neale Hurston
(Folklorist, Anthropologist)

07 January 1891

28 January 1960

Notasulga

American

Capricorn

Stokely CarmichaelStokely Carmichael

29 June 1941

15 November 1998

Port of Spain

Trinidadian,American

Cancer

Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka
(Writer)

07 October 1934

09 January 2014

Newark

American

Libra

Ralph BuncheRalph Bunche
(American Political Scientist and Diplomat)

07 August 1903

09 December 1971

Detroit

American

Leo

Percy Lavon JulianPercy Lavon Julian
(Chemist)

11 April 1899

19 April 1975

Montgomery

American

Aries

Cheddi JaganCheddi Jagan
(Guyana's Father of Nation)

22 March 1918

06 March 1997

Port Mourant

Guyanese

Aries

Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton
(American poet)

27 June 1936

13 February 2010

New York, United States

American

Cancer

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe
(First President of Nigeria)

16 November 1904

11 May 1996

Zungeru, Nigeria

Nigerian

Scorpio

Marjorie Lee BrowneMarjorie Lee Browne
(Mathematics Educator)

09 September 1914

19 October 1979

Memphis

American

Virgo

Donny HathawayDonny Hathaway
(Singer, Singer-songwriter, Conductor, Musician, Pianist, Record producer)

01 October 1945

13 January 1979

Chicago

American

Libra

Thomas SowellThomas Sowell
(Economist, University teacher, Journalist)

30 June 1930

Gastonia

American

Cancer

George Washington WilliamsGeorge Washington Williams
(Soldier, Historian, Diplomat, Writer, Minister, Politician, Journalist)

16 October 1849

02 August 1891

Bedford

American

Libra

Jeremiah WrightJeremiah Wright
(Theologian)

22 September 1941

Philadelphia

American

Virgo

Carla HallCarla Hall
(Chef)

12 May 1964

Nashville

American

Taurus

Paul Laurence DunbarPaul Laurence Dunbar
(Writer, Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

27 June 1872

09 February 1906

Dayton

American

Cancer

Nnamdi AzikiweNnamdi Azikiwe
(Writer, Politician)

16 November 1904

11 May 1996

Zungeru

Nigerian

Scorpio

George N. LeightonGeorge N. Leighton
(Lawyer, Judge)

22 October 1912

New Bedford

American

Libra

Billy EckstineBilly Eckstine
(Singer, Bandleader, Conductor, Jazz musician, Jazz guitarist)

08 July 1914

08 March 1993

Pittsburgh

American

Cancer

Sekhar KammulaSekhar Kammula
(Film director)

04 February 1972

Hyderabad

Indian

Aquarius

Elizabeth CatlettElizabeth Catlett
(Sculptor, Printmaker, Painter)

15 April 1915

02 April 2012

Washington, D.C.

Mexican

Aries

Frances Cress WelsingFrances Cress Welsing
(Psychiatrist)

18 March 1935

02 January 2016

Chicago

American

Pisces

Patricia BathPatricia Bath
(Ophthalmologist, Physician)

04 November 1942

Harlem

American

Scorpio

Bernice Johnson ReagonBernice Johnson Reagon
(Singer, Composer)

04 October 1942

Dougherty County, Georgia United States

American

Libra

Pauli MurrayPauli Murray
(Lawyer)

20 November 1910

01 July 1985

Baltimore

American

Scorpio

George Henry WhiteGeorge Henry White
(Politician, Lawyer)

18 December 1852

28 December 1918

Rosindale, North Carolina

American

Sagittarius

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