U.S. News and World Report’s Latest Rankings of the Nation’s Top 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.

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 17th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

Florida A&M University ranked third on this year’s list of the best HBCUs, up from seventh a year ago. Tuskegee University in Alabama was third a year ago. Tuskegee is fourth this year. Morehouse College ranks fifth, down from fourth a year ago.

Other HBCUs in the top 10 are:

6. Xavier University of Louisiana
7. Hampton University
7. North Carolina A&T State University (tie)
9. Claflin University
9. Delaware State University (tie)

Top-ranked HBCU Spelman College was ranked as the 39th-best liberal arts college in the country, up from 51st a year ago. Howard University was tied for the 115th best national university, down from number 89th last year and 80th two years ago.

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