U.S. News Issues New Rankings of the Nation’s Best HBCUs

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.

The top five HBCUs remained the same from last year’s ranking. Spelman College in Atlanta was first, Howard University in Washington D.C., was second, Hampton University in Virginia was third, Morehouse College in Atlanta was fourth, and Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans was fifth. This was the 12th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

Rounding out the top 10 positions are:

6. Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee (up 3 spots from last year)

7. Claflin University in Orangeburg, North Carolina (up 2 spots)

7. North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina (up 1 spot)

9. Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida (down 3 spots)

10. North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina (no change)

Top-ranked HBCU Spelman College tied for the 51st best liberal arts college in the country, up 10 positions from last year’s report. “The entire Spelman community is proud of U.S. News & World Report‘s recognition of our ability to provide Spelman students with the skills and experiences they need to be successful in this 21st century environment,” said Spelman President Mary Schmidt Campbell.

Howard University tied for 89th best university in the United States, up 21 spots from last year. Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick stated that “reaching No. 89 on the U.S. News and World Report rankings is a phenomenal achievement and it’s also a very strong endorsement that our strategy is working, that the university is progressing in the right direction. Our commitment remains on student outcomes and ensuring that students have the opportunity to succeed and ultimately graduate. The new rankings further reflect the academic rigor, quality programs and outstanding faculty at Howard University.”

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