Ranks the Top 30 HBCUs of 2016



Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are U.S. higher education institutions that were established prior to 1964 with the intention of offering accredited, high-quality education to African American students. There are more than a hundred HBCUs among top U.S. colleges and universities today.

The best historically black colleges for 2016 were determined by considering each school’s academic standards, affordability, outcomes, and student support. The following school profiles explore the legacies, present successes and ongoing initiatives of each institution.

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Ranking from

  1. Howard University
  2. Spelman College
  3. Hampton University
  4. Tuskegee
  5. XULA
  6. FAMU
  7. North Carolina A&T
  8. Bowie State University
  9. Tougaloo College
  10. Winston Salem State University
  11. Morehouse College
  12. Oakwood University
  13. Albany State University
  14. Claflin University
  15. Clark Atlanta University
  16. North Carolina Central University
  17. Jackson State University
  18. Southern University
  19. Delaware State University
  20. Elizabeth City State University
  21. Norfolk State University
  22. PVAMU
  23. Fisk University
  24. University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  25. Morgan State University
  26. Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
  27. Fayetteville State University
  28. Alabama A&M
  29. Virginia State University
  30. Alcorn State University