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.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,018 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,602 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,680
Setting:
rural
#20 Overall Score:

Lincoln University

Lincoln University, PA

A public institution, Lincoln University was founded in 1854. Lincoln University offers a Greek system, where 2 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 1 percent is involved in a fraternity.

Tuition and fees:
$17,130 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
707
Setting:
city
#22 Overall Score:

Bennett College

Greensboro, NC

Bennett College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 707, with 100 percent female students. At this school, 70 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30 percent of students live off campus.

Tuition and fees:
$15,412 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,966
Setting:
city
#23 Overall Score:

Oakwood University

Huntsville, AL

Founded in 1896, Oakwood University is a private institution. Oakwood University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$9,258 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,170 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
3,265
Setting:
city
#24 Overall Score:

South Carolina State University is a public institution that was founded in 1896. The school has 45 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at South Carolina State University is 15:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,483 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$17,039 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,283
Setting:
suburban
#25 Overall Score:

Bowie State University was established in 1865 as a public institution. Bowie State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,573 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$18,369 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
5,287
Setting:
city
#25 Overall Score:

A public institution, Fayetteville State University was founded in 1867. Fayetteville State University offers a Greek system, where 1 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 1 percent is involved in a fraternity.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,888 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,576 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
#25 Overall Score:

Founded in 1877, Jackson State University is a public institution. Jackson State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,858 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,458 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,296
Setting:
city
#25 Overall Score:

Kentucky State University is a public institution that was founded in 1886. The school has 63.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Kentucky State University is 14:1.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,096 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$15,096 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,208
Setting:
rural
#29 Overall Score:

Alcorn State University

Alcorn State, MS

Alcorn State University was established in 1871 as a public institution. Alcorn State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,226 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$20,696 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
6,367
Setting:
urban
#29 Overall Score:

Norfolk State University was founded as a public institution.

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