As reported earlier in JBHE, the National Science Foundation recently released its annual report on doctoral degree recipients in the United States. The annual Survey of Earned Doctorates reports that 2,167 African Americans earned doctorates in 2013.
The report shows that 396 doctorates were awarded by historically Black colleges and universities in 2013. Howard University in Washington, D.C., led the HBCUs, granting 96 doctoral degrees in 2013. Jackson State University in Mississippi ranked second with 68 doctoral degree awards. No other HBCUs awarded more than 30 doctorates in 2013.
Among the HBCUs that awarded 20 or more doctorates in 2013 were North Carolina A&T State University, Southern University in Louisiana, Morgan State University in Baltimore, Clark Atlanta University, Florida A&M University, and Texas Southern University.
All told, 20 HBCUs awarded doctoral degrees in 2013. It must be noted that in all probability not all doctoral degrees awarded by HBCUs went to African Americans. But the data does not break down the doctoral degree awards from HBCUs by race or ethnic group.