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.
Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked as the best HBCU and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 15th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.
Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans remained in third place up from fifth place three years ago. Tuskegee University in Alabama Hampton University in Virginia, and Morehouse College in Atlanta tied for fourth place in the rankings.
Rounding out the top 10 positions are:
7. Florida A&M University
8. North Carolina A&T State University
9. Fisk Univerity in Nashville
10. Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina
10 (tie) Delaware State University
Top-ranked HBCU Spelman College was ranked as the 54th best liberal arts college in the country, the same spot it held a year ago. Howard University ranked as the 83rd best national university, down from number 80 a year ago. That was the highest rank Howard had ever achieved in the U.S. News survey.