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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 2013 Best Colleges rankings.

2012
Rank
Name, locationTuitionTotal
student
population
2011 Acceptance rate Freshman retention rate
1 Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga. $23,794 2,170 37.6% 88%
2Howard University, Washington, D.C. $22,683 10,583 53.9% 83%
3Morehouse College, Atlanta, Ga. n.a. 2,441 62.7%83%
4Hampton University, Hampton, Va. $19,738 5,221 37.1%78%
5 Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn.$20,391 533 100% 73%
5Xavier University, New Orleans, La.$17,840 2,94664%68%
7Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala. $18,900 3,152 64.5% 69%
7 Claflin, Orangeburg, S.C.$14,498 1,96131.9%72%
9 Dillard University, New Orleans, La. $14,7701,249 48.8% 68%
10Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fla. in-state: $5,187, out-of-state: $17,127 13,204 48.4% 80%
11 North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C.in-state: $5,199, out-of-state: $15,79710,881 66.4% 75%
12

North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C .

n.a. 8,359 51.8% 72%
13

Delaware State University, Dover, Del.

n.a.4,154 42.7% 65%
14

South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C.

n.a.4,326 95.8% 65%
15

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

$18,2361,543 28.9% 69%
15

Bennett College, Greensboro, N.C.

$16,794 73662.5% 74%
15

Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga.

$18,912 3,843 71.7% 65%
15

Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, Miss.

$10,210 94537.3%74%
19

Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn.

n.a.9,16555.3% 64%
20

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

n.a.2,93052.8% 76%
20

Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md.

in-state: $7,082, out-of-state: $16,4268,018 56% 70%
22

Alabama A&M University, Normal, Ala.

n.a.5,09550.1% 69%
22

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

n.a.6,333 56.5% 77%
24

Oakwood University, Huntsville, Ala.

$15,412 2,00631.7%71%
25

Lincoln University, Lincoln University, Pa.

in-state: $9,996, out-of-state: $14,482 2,24023.1% 68%
Source: U.S. News: College Compass, Best Colleges 2013

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