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
#29 Overall Score: Norfolk State University

Norfolk, VA

in-state: $7,226, out-of-state: $20,696 7,100 67.3% N/A 36%
#18 Overall Score: Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

in-state: $7,218, out-of-state: $16,632 7,952 57.6% 71% 30%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX

in-state: $7,402, out-of-state: $16,702 8,336 41.4% 68% 34%
#12 Overall Score: North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

in-state: $5,525, out-of-state: $16,098 8,604 50.3% 72% 43%
#14 Overall Score: Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

in-state: $6,875, out-of-state: $20,027 8,775 58.2% 65% 8 35%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Texas Southern University

Houston, TX

in-state: $7,646, out-of-state: $16,946 9,646 53.1% 63% 12%
#8 Overall Score: North Carolina A&T State University

Greensboro, NC

in-state: $5,422, out-of-state: $16,503 10,636 69.6% 75% 42%
#9 Overall Score: Florida A&M University

Tallahassee, FL

in-state: $5,785, out-of-state: $17,725 12,057 48.6% 80% 40%
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Arkansas Baptist College 1

Little Rock, AR

$7,800 N/A 90.0% 4 43% 8 3% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Coppin State University 1

Baltimore, MD

in-state: $5,076, out-of-state: $10,010 N/A 34.9% 4 62% 8 15% 6
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Edward Waters College 1

Jacksonville, FL

$11,358 N/A N/A N/A 15% 6
#4 Overall Score: Fisk University 1

Nashville, TN

$20,391 N/A 100.0% 4 73% 8 54% 6
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Florida Memorial University 1

Miami, FL

$15,000 N/A N/A 71% 8 38% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Grambling State University 1

Grambling, LA

in-state: $5,273, out-of-state: $13,643 N/A 55.1% 4 65% 8 28% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Harris-​Stowe State University 1

St. Louis, MO

in-state: $5,110, out-of-state: $9,648 N/A N/A 45% 8 14% 6
#3 Overall Score: Howard University 1

Washington, DC

$22,683 N/A 53.9% 4 82% 8 65% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Huston-​Tillotson University 1

Austin, TX

$11,020 N/A 90.0% 4 52% 8 24% 6
#25 Overall Score: Jackson State University 1

Jackson, MS

in-state: $5,888, out-of-state: $14,576 N/A 31.3% 4 75% 8 42% 6
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Lincoln University 1

Jefferson City, MO

in-state: $6,725, out-of-state: $12,725 N/A N/A N/A 23% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Miles College 1

Birmingham, AL

$11,014 N/A N/A 54% 8 22% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Mississippi Valley State University 1

Itta Bena, MS

$5,703 N/A 16.1% 4 58% 8 29% 8
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking. Morris College 1

Sumter, SC

$10,840 N/A N/A N/A 29% 6
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
Savannah State University 1

Savannah, GA

in-state: $5,290, out-of-state: $14,812 N/A 71.2% 4 72% 8 31% 8
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
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
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.
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

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