Mission, Vision, Core Values


Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university , provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate , graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with emphasis on educational opportunities for Black students. Moreover, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching, research and service, committed to the development of distinguished, historically aware, and compassionate graduates and to the discovery of solution s to human problems in the United States and throughout the world. With an abiding interest in both domestic and international affairs, the University is committed to continuing to produce leaders for America and the global community.


The vision for Howard University is to boldly deliver on its mission in a contemporary context. Howard will provide a world-class global educational experience to every student. Howard will become a top 50 research institution, providing research and advancement to impact Black communities. And Howard will attract and sustain a cadre of faculty who are committed to excellence, leadership, truth and service.

Core Values

Core values define the belief system and norms that are utilized to implement Howard University's vision. Excellence, leadership, service, and truth are our core values. Howard's aim is to forward the development of scholars and professionals who drive change. and engage in scholarship that provides solutions to contemporary global problems, particularly ones impacting the African Diaspora.