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​​Howard University Named Most Inclusive HBCU for LGBTQ+ Students

Best Colleges and Campus Pride Index

WASHINGTON – Howard University is pleased to announce the University has been ranked the No. 1 HBCU for LGBTQ+ students by BestColleges.com, in partnership with Campus Pride.

“This 2022 national distinction marks the first time for rankings among HBCUs with Campus Pride, and we could not be more proud of this honor,” said Cynthia Evers, Ed.D., vice president of student affairs. “At Howard, the Division of Student Affairs is committed to inclusion for all. It is more than something that we do — it is who we are."

Senior strategic, legal, and management communications major Channing Hill reflected on the news and provided her own feelings about her experience at Howard as a member of the LGBTQ+ community. 

“One thing I will say is that Howard is affirming, not by just telling you who you are is okay, but teaching you who you are in a historical context; people like you have existed before, have lived and laughed before and they belonged in the communities that they belonged in just like you belong in the communities that you belong in now. Howard makes you feel like you have a place, a home, accepting of who you are and loving of who you are,” Hill said.

The methodology for the rankings combines BestColleges.com’s traditional methodology of academic support and affordability data along with an assessment of the HBCUs based on variables listed by the Campus Pride HBCU Clearinghouse.

The full ranking list can be found here.


About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.