The Historically Black Collges and Universities Awarding the Most Bachelor’s Degrees

New data from the U.S. Department of Education gives details of degree attainments at the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities in the 2017-2018 academic year. That year, the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities awarded 32,639 bachelor’s degrees.

North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro awarded 1,662 bachelor’s degrees, the most of any HBCU. This is not surprising since North Carolina A&T State University has the largest number of undergraduate students among HBCUs. Other HBCUs that awarded more than 1,000 bachelor’s degree in the 2017-18 academic year are Howard University, Florida A&M Univerity, Morgan State Univerity in Baltimore, Jackon State University in Mississippi, Fayetteville State Univerity in North Carolina, North Carolina Central University, Tennessee State University, and Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Among accredited four-year HBCUs, the smallest number of bachelor’s degrees awarded was at Simmons College of Kentucky. It gave out 10 bachelor’s degrees. Other HBCUs which awarded fewer than 35 bachelor’s degrees were Selma University in Alabama, Arkansas Baptist University, American Baptist College in Tennessee, Clinton College in South Carolina, and Virginia University of Lynchburg.


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