The Cathy Hughes School of Communication’s Journalism Program Listed in the Top 20 in College Factual Rankings


Howard Moves Up Three Spots from Previous Year

WASHINGTON (February 12, 2018) --- For the second year in a row, Howard University is listed in a recent College Factual ranking of journalism degree programs. The Cathy Hughes School of Communications Media, Journalism and Film program was ranked 20 out of 183 nationwide. This makes journalism at Howard a top 20 program in the United States.

“We are so pleased to hear of our ranking as a top 20 Journalism program in the country,” says Gracie Lawson-Borders, Ph.D., dean of the Cathy Hughes School of Communications.  “We are where we expect to be by providing a rigorous and dynamic program to prepare students to meet the needs of Journalism in the 21st Century.”

The Department of Media, Journalism and Film has award-winning, internationally and nationally renowned filmmakers, journalist, media producers, documentarians, and research scholars among its faculty and has strong ties with major communications organizations. The department strives to graduate students empowered with the skills and tools necessary to understand and address social, political, economic and cultural injustices, particularly involving African-Americans and other people of color.

Howard improved its ranking position three slots over the previous year's ranking of 23. College Factual ranks programs offered by 4-year U.S. Colleges and Universities. To view the full list of 2018 rankings, visit


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About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 13 schools and colleges. Students pursue studies in more than 120 areas leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced four Rhodes Scholars, nine Truman Scholars, two Marshall Scholars, one Schwarzman Scholar, over 60 Fulbright Scholars and 22 Pickering Fellows. 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

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