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