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 was established in 1905 as a private institution. Miles College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

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.

A public institution, Mississippi Valley State University was founded in 1950.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 837, with a gender distribution of 38.2 percent male students and 61.8 percent female students. At this school, 48 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 52 percent of students live off campus.

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

Founded in 1876, Prairie View A&M University is 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

Rust College is a private institution that was founded in 1866. The student-faculty ratio at Rust College is 18:1.

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 was established in 1890 as 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

A private institution, Shaw University was founded in 1865. Shaw University offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

Founded in 1880, Southern University and A&M College is 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.

Southern University--New Orleans is a public institution that 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 was established in 1867 as a private institution. St. Augustine's University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

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

A private institution, Stillman College was founded in 1876.

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

St. Paul's College

Lawrenceville, VA

Founded in 1888, St. Paul's College is a private institution. St. Paul's College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1867.

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.

A public institution, University of Arkansas--Pine Bluff was founded in 1873. University of Arkansas--Pine Bluff offers a Greek system, where 5 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 4 percent is involved in a fraternity.

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.

University of the District of Columbia has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,857, with a gender distribution of 37.6 percent male students and 62.4 percent female students.

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.

Founded in 1865, Virginia Union University is a private institution. Virginia Union University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered least selective.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1897.

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.

West Virginia State University was established in 1891 as a public institution. West Virginia State University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.

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 was founded as a private institution.

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 has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,921, with a gender distribution of 49.4 percent male students and 50.6 percent female students.

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

Founded in 1922, Concordia College is a private institution. Concordia College follows a semester-based academic calendar.

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 is a private institution that was founded in 1866.

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.

Florida Memorial University was established in 1879 as a private institution. Florida Memorial University follows a semester-based academic calendar.

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.

Tuition and fees:
$11,369 (2013-14)
Enrollment:
603
Setting:
rural
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Jarvis Christian College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 603, with a gender distribution of 57 percent male students and 43 percent female students. At this school, 88 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 12 percent of students live off campus.

In-state tuition and fees:
$6,725 (2012-13)
Out-of-state tuition and fees:
$12,725 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Lincoln University

Jefferson City, MO

Founded in 1866, Lincoln University is a public institution. Lincoln University follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Tuition and fees:
$10,840 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Morris College

Sumter, SC

Morris College is a private institution that was founded in 1908.

Tuition and fees:
$7,504 (2012-13)
Setting:
urban
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Southwestern Christian College was established as a private institution.

Tuition and fees:
$9,682 (2012-13)
Setting:
city
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Texas College

Tyler, TX

A private institution, Texas College was founded in 1894.

Tuition and fees:
$11,050 (2012-13)
Enrollment:
1,389
Setting:
city
Unranked Unranked. Program too new or too small for U.S. News to calculate a ranking.

Wiley College

Marshall, TX

Wiley College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,389, with a gender distribution of 42.2 percent male students and 57.8 percent female students. At this school, 65 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 35 percent of students live off campus.

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