Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking Methodology

These historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were compared only with one another for these rankings. In order to be on the list, a school must be designated currently by the U.S. Department of Education as an HBCU. To qualify for the U.S. News ranking, an HBCU also must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first year, first-time students and must be a school that is currently part of the 2014 Best Colleges rankings.

Rank School Tuition and Fees Total enrollment Fall 2012 acceptance rate Average freshman retention rate 6-year graduation rate Classes with fewer than 20 students SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile
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Paine College

Augusta, GA

$12,502 837 57.4% 58% 22%
#29 Overall Score: Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

$9,500 666 96.2% 70% 8 31%
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Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX

in-state: $7,402, out-of-state: $16,702 8,336 41.4% 68% 34%
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Rust College

Holly Springs, MS

$8,900 934 32.8% 57% 32%
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Savannah State University 1

Savannah, GA

in-state: $5,290, out-of-state: $14,812 N/A 71.2% 4 72% 8 31% 8
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Shaw University

Raleigh, NC

$14,141 2,183 54.5% 52% 8 26%
#24 Overall Score: South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

in-state: $9,258, out-of-state: $18,170 3,807 91.0% 64% 34%
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Southern University and A&M College 1

Baton Rouge, LA

in-state: $5,074, out-of-state: $11,612 N/A 41.9% 4 76% 8 26% 6
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Southern University—​New Orleans 1

New Orleans, LA

in-state: $4,372, out-of-state: $6,591 N/A 17.4% 4 47% 8 6% 8
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Southwestern Christian College 1

Terrell, TX

$7,504 N/A N/A N/A N/A
#1 Overall Score: Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

$24,634 2,145 38.0% 88% 73%
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St. Augustine's University

Raleigh, NC

$17,890 1,442 47.1% 51% 36%
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St. Paul's College 1

Lawrenceville, VA

N/A N/A 100.0% 4 37% 8 16% 6
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Stillman College

Tuscaloosa, AL

$14,910 1,019 41.0% 58% 25%
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Talladega College 1

Talladega, AL

$11,492 N/A N/A 55% 8 20% 6
#14 Overall Score: Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

in-state: $6,875, out-of-state: $20,027 8,775 58.2% 65% 8 35%
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Texas College 1

Tyler, TX

$9,682 N/A N/A 49% 8 7% 6
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Texas Southern University

Houston, TX

in-state: $7,646, out-of-state: $16,946 9,646 53.1% 63% 12%
#14 Overall Score: Tougaloo College

Tougaloo, MS

$10,210 972 37.4% 75% 52%
#5 Overall Score: Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

$19,400 3,117 35.1% 74% 38%
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University of Arkansas—​Pine Bluff

Pine Bluff, AR

in-state: $5,724, out-of-state: $11,124 2,828 32.8% 58% 28%
#29 Overall Score: University of Maryland—​Eastern Shore

Princess Anne, MD

in-state: $6,998, out-of-state: $15,504 4,454 57.5% 68% 32%
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University of the District of Columbia

Washington, DC

in-state: $7,000, out-of-state: $14,000 5,110 43.5% 46% 8 16%
#33 Overall Score: Virginia State University 1

Petersburg, VA

in-state: $7,784, out-of-state: $16,662 N/A 70.7% 4 71% 8 42% 6
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Virginia Union University

Richmond, VA

$14,930 1,750 88.3% 53% 30%

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