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.

Tuition and fees:
$11,014 (2012-13)
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Miles College

Birmingham, AL

Miles College is a private institution that was founded in 1905.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,703 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$5,703 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Mississippi Valley State University was established in 1950 as a public institution. Mississippi Valley State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$12,502 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
837
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Paine College

Augusta, GA

A private institution, Paine College was founded in 1882. Paine College offers a Greek system, where 3 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 3 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,402 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,702 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,757
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, TX

Prairie View A&M University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,757, with a gender distribution of 40.6 percent male students and 59.4 percent female students. At this school, 25 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 75 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$8,900 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
934
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Rust College

Holly Springs, MS

Founded in 1866, Rust College is a private institution. Rust College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,290 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,812 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Savannah State University is a public institution that was founded in 1890.

Tuition and fees:
$14,141 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,031
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Shaw University

Raleigh, NC

Shaw University was established in 1865 as a private institution. Shaw University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,074 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,612 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

A public institution, Southern University and A&M College was founded in 1880.

In-state tuition and fees:
$4,372 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$6,591 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Founded in 1956, Southern University--New Orleans is a public institution. Southern University--New Orleans follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$17,890 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,442
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

St. Augustine's University is a private institution that was founded in 1867. The student-faculty ratio at St. Augustine's University is 12:1.

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