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U.S. News & World Report Lists The Top 20 HBCUs In The Country

 


20. (TIE) Morgan State University & Tennessee State University

Baltimore’s famed HBCU takes the last spot on the list alongside its Nashville, Tennessee counterpart. Both institutions are well known throughout the country and TSU was recently recognized by New College Rankings who gave their curriculum an “A” grade.

19. Winston Salem State University

Founded in 1892, this public North Carolina school has around 6,000 undergraduate students that study at the institution’s Winston Salem campus. WSSU also boasts that they’ve been previously recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the Top Public Comprehensive Colleges in the South consistently for the last nine years.

17. (TIE) Delaware State University & Elizabeth City State University

Delaware State and Elizabeth City State are both sharing the number 17 spot of the top HBCUs of the nation. Del State, previously known as The State College for Colored Students when it was founded in 1891, educates around 4,000 undergraduate students on its 400-acre campus.
Elizabeth City State is located in northeastern North Carolina and offers baccalaureate, graduate, and professional degrees for what’s described as a “diverse student body.”

15. (TIE) Jackson State University & Johnson C. Smith University

Founded in 1877, Mississippi’s pride ties with one of North Carolina’s smaller schools, Johnson C. Smith. Known for their “Sonic Boom Band”, Jackson State boasts an enrollment of over 8,000 students compared to Smith’s estimated enrollment of 1,500. Don’t let the small size fool you however; like Winston Salem State, Johnson C. Smith has been ranked several times by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best comprehensive colleges in the South.

14. South Carolina State University
Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, South Carolina State takes the #14 spot. In addition to making this list the school was ranked # 1 in Social Mobility by The Washington Monthly in 2006, 2007 and 2009. The school was previously ranked #13 among “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News and World Report and #49 “Historically Black College or University” by Black Enterprise.

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  • Shebad

    Very proud t be a fellow north carolinian!!!! Winston-Salem State representing our city

  • Sue Carter

    Hampton should’ve been #1!!!!

  • Lovelybubbly

    I love that picture! All those young black men graduating from college with caps and gowns on wonderful!

  • Concerned BSU student

    While I don’t doubt the rich history and achievement of the aforementioned schools. I do believe Bowie State University should have not only made the list ,but it should have come in the top 10!

  • sunflower

    So surprised tennessee state made the list.

  • STARJONES

    BAND HEY BAND HEY…SONIC BOOM!! BAND HEY BAND HEY J S U HEEEEEYYYY!! LUV THE BOOM!!!

  • Fiskite07

    Her sons and daughters forever on the alter! I love my alma mater. FISK FOREVER!

  • Fiskite07

    Her sons and daughters forever on the alter. I love my alma mater. FISK FOREVER!

  • Moacha

    Howard is and will always be #1! I love my alma mater!!!!

  • Jay

    Spelman Thy Name We Praise! So Proud to be a Spelmanite :-j

  • Fisk05

    FISK!

  • RAY

    HOWARD! YOOOOOOU KNOWWWWWW

  • Shell8

    Proud Spelman Woman C’ 2009!!!! I attend Hampton right now for grad school…and lets just say Hampton is in the right place!

  • Morehouse#1

    HAIL TO “DA HOUSE”!

  • SoChi

    Howard ALL DAY

  • Eric

    UMES. We getting there……one day.

  • Huny

    GO SPELMAN SISTERS!!!!!!!!!!! Shout out to the Class of ’91!! I LOVED the Atlanta University Center!! A New Yorker in the ATL…SO MUCH FUN!

  • Huny

    I can’t say C-L-A-S-S?

  • ROCKNDIVA

    TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY WOOT WOOT

  • yeahright

    How a college comprised of only women without very limited graduate programs if any is ranked ahead of a University with over 6x their enrollment w/ world renowned medical and legal programs is beyond me. Similar to an Institute thinking they are a University. Shout out to Hampton you guys stay classy out there with your policy implementations. Enjoy your freshman curfews assuming they still treat you like babies.

    Glad to see all the Universities, colleges and institutes up there and hopefully we can improve the quality of education at all of our schools.

    Signed The REAL HU! and we all know who that is.

  • jmil

    HU..simply. I LOVE my alma mater and I am so proud to be a Bison!!!

  • TruOmegaMan

    A true rattler will strike, strike, and strike again!

  • ProudMorganite

    Morgan can do better..

  • Jay

    Morehouse is number 1 of course! That’s why they used that photo of Morehouse’s commencement as the cover pic. We represent the best of the best! Lol…but shout out to all the young black people doing positive everywhere and of course big up to all my Spelman Ladies across the street. Congrats!

  • shan

    where is PRAIRIE VIEW at?

  • Chelle

    J S U ROCKS THE HOUSE…. I’M SO GLAD I GRADUATED FROM JSU….. GET READY!!!!!! JACKSON STATE ALUM 2000

  • http://Freelancewriter Walter webb

    Wall street and hbcu schools 1.n.c. Central uni. (mfbp) 2. Clark- atlanta(bzh) 3.hampton uni. (nvr) 4.morgan st. Uni. (ua) 5.alabama a&m (sks) 6.fayette- ville state uni. (ncnb) 7.pine-bluff uni. (wmt) 8.central st. Uni. (m) 9. Texas southern(dhi) 10.howard uni (har) 11.southern uni. (entr) nccu-alumni