College Choice Releases 2016 Ranking of the Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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EUGENE, Ore.May 18, 2016 College Choice has published its annual ranking of best historically black colleges and universities.


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 UniversityMontgomery, AL
  • Albany State University, Albany, GA
  • Alcorn State UniversityLorman, MS
  • Bennett College, Greensboro, NC
  • Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Bluefield State CollegeBluefield, WV
  • Bowie State UniversityBowie, MD
  • Central State UniversityWilberforce, OH
  • Cheyney University of PennsylvaniaCheyney, PA
  • Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC
  • Clark Atlanta UniversityAtlanta, GA
  • Delaware State UniversityDover, DE
  • Dillard UniversityNew Orleans, LA
  • Elizabeth City State UniversityElizabeth City, NC
  • Fayetteville State UniversityFayetteville, NC
  • Fisk UniversityNashville, TN
  • Florida A&M UniversityTallahassee, FL
  • Fort Valley State UniversityFort Valley, GA
  • Grambling State UniversityGrambling, LA
  • Jackson State UniversityJackson, MS
  • Johnson C. Smith UniversityCharlotte, NC
  • Kentucky State UniversityFrankfort, KY
  • Lincoln University (Missouri)Jefferson City, MO
  • Lincoln University (Pennsylvania)Chester County, PA
  • Mississippi Valley State UniversityItta Bena, MS
  • Morehouse CollegeAtlanta, GA
  • Morgan State UniversityBaltimore, MD
  • Norfolk State UniversityNorfolk, VA
  • North Carolina A&T State UniversityGreensboro, NC
  • North Carolina Central UniversityDurham, NC
  • Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL
  • Philander Smith CollegeLittle Rock, AR
  • Prairie View A&M UniversityPrairie View, TX
  • South Carolina State UniversityOrangeburg, SC
  • Southern University A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA
  • St. Augustine’s University, Raleigh, NC
  • Tennessee State UniversityNashville, TN
  • Tougaloo CollegeTougaloo, MS
  • Tuskegee UniversityTuskegee, AL
  • University of Arkansas-Pine BluffPine Bluff, AR
  • University of Maryland Eastern ShorePrincess Anne, MD
  • Virginia State UniversityEttrick, VA
  • Virginia Union UniversityRichmond, VA
  • West Virginia State UniversityInstitute, WV
  • Winston-Salem State UniversityWinston-Salem, NC
  • Xavier University of LouisianaNew Orleans, LA

College Choice is leading authority in college and university rankings and resources dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.

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