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College Choice Releases 2016 Ranking of the Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities
5/19/2016 12:52:50 PM

College Choice ( has published its annual ranking of best historically black colleges and universities. The ranking can be viewed at

Robert Hand, Associate Editor of the ranking, says, "Students who are considering an HBCU would benefit from the traditions set forth by these universities. They were created in a tradition of making their students self-reliant and encouraged them to think for themselves, making these universities more rigorous in their academic pursuits, which lead students to come out of university with a higher quality of education."

"Currently, HBCUs are going through transitions. As the world becomes more culturally diverse, many of these colleges and universities are seeing an influx of non-black students enrolling in their institutions. This is a welcome change for the schools, many of which have publicly encouraged students of other races to attend their schools and learn more about their cultures," said Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice.

Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia, tops the list, followed by Howard University in Washington, DC, and Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.

Other ranked schools include (alphabetically ordered):

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Normal, AL

Alabama State University, Montgomery, AL

Albany State University, Albany, GA

Alcorn State University, Lorman, MS

Bennett College, Greensboro, NC

Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL

Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV

Bowie State University, Bowie, MD

Central State University, Wilberforce, OH

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Cheyney, PA

Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC

Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA

Delaware State University, Dover, DE

Dillard University, New Orleans, LA

Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, NC

Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, NC

Fisk University, Nashville, TN

Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, FL

Fort Valley State University, Fort Valley, GA

Grambling State University, Grambling, LA

Jackson State University, Jackson, MS

Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, NC

Kentucky State University, Frankfort, KY

Lincoln University (Missouri), Jefferson City, MO

Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), Chester County, PA

Mississippi Valley State University, Itta Bena, MS

Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA

Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD

Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC

North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL

Philander Smith College, Little Rock, AR

Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX

South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC

Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA

St. Augustine's University, Raleigh, NC

Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN

Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS

Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, AL

University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Pine Bluff, AR

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD

Virginia State University, Ettrick, VA

Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA

West Virginia State University, Institute, WV

Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, NC

Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans, LA

SOURCE College Choice


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