The magazine U.S. News and World Report recently issued its annual rankings of the best colleges and universities in the United States. In addition to its rankings of the best national universities and liberal arts colleges, the magazine ranks regional colleges and universities and also the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities.
As was the case last year, Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked as the nation’s best HBCU. Howard University in Washington, D.C., and Hampton University in Virginia held the second and third spots. Morehouse College in Atlanta and Tuskegee University in Alabama tied for fourth place in this year’s rankings.
Rounding out the top 10 positions are:
6. Xavier University (New Orleans, Louisiana)
7. Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, Florida)
8. Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee)
9. Claflin University (Orangeburg, South Carolina)
10. North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro, North Carolina
The biggest mover in the rankings was Florida A&M University, which jumped from tenth place a year ago up to seventh place this year.
Spelman College was ranked as the 72nd best liberal college overall in this year’s U.S. News rankings. Howard University ranked in the 124th spot among the nation’s beat national universities. This is a jump of 11 spots from last year’s rankings. In 2010, Howard was rated as the 96th best national university.