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Top 50 Colleges for Black Students

Based on responses from nearly 1,855 African-American professionals in higher education, Black Enterprise magazine has ranked the top 50 colleges and universities where African-American students are most likely to succeed. The ranking considers factors such as black population (at least 3%), academic strengths, social environment, and graduation rates. (Web: www.blackenterprise.com )

2008
Rank
Name, location Internet address
1Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga. www.spelman.edu
2Howard University, Washington, D.C. www.howard.edu
3Morehouse, Atlanta, Ga. www.morehouse.edu
4Hampton University, Hampton, Va. www.hamptonu.edu
5Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. www.georgetown.edu
6Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. www.stanford.edu
7Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa. www.swarthmore.edu
8Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. www.www.fisk.edu
9Amherst College, Amherst, Mass.www.amherst.edu
10Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. www.harvard.edu
11Columbia University, New York, N.Y. www.columbia.edu
12Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. www.wfu.edu
13Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. www.www.cau.edu
14Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. www.wesleyan.edu
15Yale University, New Haven, Conn. www.yale.edu
16Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala. www.www.tuskegee.edu
17Xavier University, New Orleans, La. www.www.xula.edu
18Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fla. www.www.famu.edu
19University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. www.upenn.edu
20Brown University, Providence, R.I.www.www.brown.edu
21North Carolina A&T Univ., Greensboro, N.C. www.www.ncat.edu
22Pomona College, Claremont, Calif. www.pomona.edu
23Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. www.princeton.edu
24Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. www.williams.edu
25Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. www.cornell.edu
26North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C, www.nccu.edu
27Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. www.jhu.edu
28Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio www.oberlin.edu
29Emory University, www.emory.edu Atlanta, Ga. www.emory.edu
30Dillard University, New Orleans, La. www.dillard.edu New Orleans, La. www.dillard.edu
31Duke University, www.duke.edu Winston-Salem, N.C. www.duke.edu
32University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. www.unc.edu
33University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, Calif. www.berkeley.edu
34Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn. www.tnstate.edu
35Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. www.northwestern.edu
36Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss. www.jsums.ed
37Smith College, Northampton, Mass. www.smith.edu
38Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. www.vanderbilt.edu
39University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. www.virginia.edu
40Grambling State University, Grambling, La. www.gram.edu
41Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. www.wellesley.edu
42Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md. www.morgan.edu
43Barnard College, New York City, N.Y. www.barnard.edu
44Haverford College, Haverford, Pa. www.haverford.edu
45Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. www.davidson.edu
46New York University, New York, N.Y. www.nyu.edu
47Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. www.usc.edu
48University of Maryland, College Park, Md. www.maryland.edu
49South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C. www.scsu.edu
50Carleton College, Northfield, Minn. www.carleton.edu
NOTE: 2008 survey is the latest available.
Copyright 2008. Reprinted with permission from Black Enterprise magazine, New York, N.Y.

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