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

A private institution, Miles College 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.

Founded in 1950, Mississippi Valley State University is 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

Paine College is a private institution that was founded in 1882. The school has 67.7 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Paine College is 11:1.

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 was established in 1876 as a public institution. Prairie View A&M University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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

A private institution, Rust College was founded in 1866.

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.

Founded in 1890, Savannah State University is a public institution. Savannah State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1865. The school has 65.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Shaw University is 15:1.

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.

Southern University and A&M College was established in 1880 as a public institution. Southern University and A&M College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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.

A public institution, Southern University--New Orleans was founded in 1956.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,442, with a gender distribution of 51.4 percent male students and 48.6 percent female students.

Tuition and fees:
$14,910 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,019
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Stillman College

Tuscaloosa, AL

Founded in 1876, Stillman College is a private institution. Stillman College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

St. Paul's College

Lawrenceville, VA

St. Paul's College is a private institution that was founded in 1888.

Tuition and fees:
$11,492 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Talladega College

Talladega, AL

Talladega College was established in 1867 as a private institution. Talladega College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,646 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$16,946 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
7,021
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Texas Southern University is one of the largest historically black colleges in the country. The university is located in downtown Houston.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,724 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$11,124 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,724
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

University of Arkansas--Pine Bluff has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,724, with a gender distribution of 43.9 percent male students and 56.1 percent female students. At this school, 46 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$7,000 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$14,000 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
4,857
Setting:
city
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Founded in 1976, University of the District of Columbia is a public institution. University of the District of Columbia follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

Tuition and fees:
$14,930 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
1,359
Setting:
urban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Virginia Union University is a private institution that was founded in 1865. The school has 49.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Virginia Union University is 14:1.

Tuition and fees:
$10,780 (2012-13)
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Voorhees College

Denmark, SC

Voorhees College was established in 1897 as a private institution. Voorhees College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

In-state tuition and fees:
$5,932 (2013-14)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$13,864 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
2,553
Setting:
suburban
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

A public institution, West Virginia State University was founded in 1891.

Tuition and fees:
$13,250 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
534
Setting:
rural
RNP Ranked Not Published.
U.S. News calculated a numerical rank but does not publish it.

Wilberforce University

Wilberforce, OH

Wilberforce University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 534.

Tuition and fees:
$18,254 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
2,921
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Benedict College

Columbia, SC

Benedict College is a private institution. Benedict College follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Tuition and fees:
$8,190 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
611
Setting:
city
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Concordia College

Selma, AL

Concordia College is a private institution that was founded in 1922. The school has 36.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Concordia College is 19:1.

Tuition and fees:
$11,358 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Edward Waters College

Jacksonville, FL

Edward Waters College was established in 1866 as a private institution. Edward Waters College follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Tuition and fees:
$15,000 (2012-13)
Setting:
suburban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

A private institution, Florida Memorial University was founded in 1879.

Tuition and fees:
$20,724 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
3,851
Setting:
city
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Hampton University

Hampton, VA

Hampton University, a private, historically black institution in Virginia, has graduated people such as Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., and Booker T. Washington, influential African-American educator.

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