Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking
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 2013 Best Colleges rankings.
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private institution. Spelman College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.
Howard University is a historically black college located in Washington, D.C. Despite its urban setting, students are permitted to bring cars to campus—though freshmen may not apply for on-campus parking.
Morehouse College was established in 1867 as a private institution. Morehouse College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.
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.
Fisk University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 480, with a gender distribution of 35.8 percent male students and 64.2 percent female students. At this school, 64.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 36.0 percent of students live off campus.
New Orleans, LA
Founded in 1915, Xavier University of Louisiana is a private institution. Xavier University of Louisiana follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.
Tuskegee University is a private institution that was founded in 1881. The school has 55.0 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Tuskegee University is 12:1.
Claflin University was established in 1869 as a private institution. Claflin University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered less selective.
New Orleans, LA
A private institution, Dillard University was founded in 1869. Dillard University offers a Greek system, where 2.0 percent of the student body is involved in a sorority and 2.0 percent is involved in a fraternity.
- In-state tuition and fees:
- $5,187 (2012-13)
- Out-of-state tuition and fees:
- $17,127 (2012-13)
Located in Tallahassee, Florida A&M University is a historically black institution that offers a range of degrees to students of all races. The university, more commonly known as FAMU, offers more than 100 student organizations and several fraternities and sororities to join.