2. Howard University, Washington, DC.
2009-2010 Tuition and Fees: $16,075
Providing a consistently high quality of education since 1867, Howard University is an institution deeply committed to preserving and improving educational opportunities available to African-Americans. Howard University offers a wide selection of academic programs at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels, as well as ample opportunities for extracurricular involvement, resulting in a student body that is uncharacteristically diverse given the school’s size. Though Howard accumulated some negative publicity in recent years due to high-profile divisions within the faculty, the school’s commitment to academic excellence remains beyond question and its plethora of celebrity alumni help consistently keep its name in the news.