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Top 25 Colleges for Black Students

In order to be on the list, a school must be designated currently by the U.S. Department of Education as an Historically Black College or University (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 2012 Best Colleges rankings.

2011
Rank
Name, locationTuitionTotal
student
population
2010 Acceptance rate Freshman retention rate
1 Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga. $23,254 2,177 39% 88%
2Howard University, Washington, D.C. $19,74110,594 54% 84%
3Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga. $23,792 2,579 64%83%
4Hampton University, Hampton, Va. $18,7985,254 56%78%
5 Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.$17,952 n.a.48% 77%
5Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala.$17,840 2,94664%68%
5Xavier University, New Orleans, La.$17,900 3,39169%72%
8 Claflin University, Orangeburg, S.C. $13,965 1,920 35% 70%
9 Dillard University, New Orleans, La. $14,5301,18748%67%
10Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fla. in-state: $5,161, out-of-state: $17,10213,28461% 82%
11 North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C . in-state: $4,801, out-of-state: $15,3748,645 61% 74%
11

North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C.

in-state: $4,668, out-of-state: $14,302 10,795 61%74%
13

Johnson C. Smith University, Charlotte, N.C.

$17,3681,33125%66%
14

Elizabeth City State University, Elizabeth City, N.C.

in-state: $4,151, out-of-state: $13,8943,30767%77%
15

Delaware State University, Dover, Del.

in-state: $6,731, out-of-state: $14,3103,75741%64%
16

South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C.

in-state: $9,258, out-of-state: $18,1704,36284% 64%
17

Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.

$18,911 3,94169% 65%
18

Alabama A&M University, Normal, Ala.

n.a.5,81451%70%
18

Bennett College, Greensboro, N.C.

$16,79478057% 70%
18

Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.

in-state: $6,928, out-of-state: $16,1347,80550% 67%
18

Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn.

in-state: $6,088, out-of-state: $18,6168,93065%66%
18

Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Miss.

$10,21091834%72%
18

Winston-Salem State University, Winston-Salem, N.C.

in-state: $5,654, out-of-state: $14,767 6,333 62%74%
24

Lincoln University, Lincoln University, Pa.

in-state: $9,984, out-of-state: $14,9502,36131%71%
25

Alcorn State University, Alcorn State, Miss.

n.a.3,682 34% 65%
Source: U.S. News: College Compass, Best Colleges 2012

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