A new report from EdSmart ranks the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities by the starting salaries earned by the graduates of the particular institution.
Leading the list is Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Graduates of this HBCU have an average starting salary of $50,000. This coupled with a low in-state tuition rate of $9,461 makes Prairie View an outstanding value for those who earn their degrees from the institution.
Finishing a close second is Tuskegee University in Alabama with an average starting salary of $49,400. However, Tuskegee is a private university and tuition is higher at $19,570.
A real bargain is North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. Tuition at this HBCU for in-state students is a low $5,642. Graduates can expect a starting salary of $48,800. Graduates of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore earn an average starting salary of $48,125 and tuition is a low $7,287 per year.
Morehouse College in Atlanta ranks fifth in the survey with an average starting salary of $48,100. But tuition at Morehouse is $26,090.
Also ranking in the Top 10 for starting salaries at HBCUs are Tennessee State University, Howard University, Hampton University, Xavier University, and South Carolina State University.