U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best Black Colleges and Universities

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 has been the case for several years, 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 was ranked fourth. Xavier University in New Orleans moved up one spot to fifth position.

Rounding out the top 10 positions are:

6. Tuskegee University (tied)

6. Florida A&M University (Tallahassee, Florida) (tied)

8. North Carolina A&T State University

9. Claflin University (Orangeburg, South Carolina) (tied)

9. Fisk University (Nashville, Tennessee) (tied)

Spelman College was ranked as the 61st best liberal college overall in this year’s U.S. News rankings. A year ago, Spelman ranked 72nd.

Howard University ranked in the 110th spot among the nation’s beat national universities. This is a jump of 14 spots from last year’s rankings and 25 spots from two years ago. In 2010, Howard was rated as the 96th best national university.

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