HBCU Rankings 2015: The Top 25 List from US News via @hbcu_lifestyle

U.S. News has recently announced its annual rankings of nation’s best colleges and universities. Like always, among other ranking list, the magazine has included a list of best Historically Black Colleges and Universities. To qualify for the U.S. News HBCU rankings 2015, an HBCU must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that primarily gives admission to first-year, first-time students and must be a school that is a part of Best Colleges rankings 2015. Moreover, a school must be currently classified by the U.S Department of Education as an HBCU.

In total, 80 HBCUs qualified to be included on the list; out of which, 69 were ranked and 11 were unranked. These HBCUs were compared only with each other on the criteria of faculty resources, faculty salary, retention, student selectively, alumni giving, and financial resources.

Unlike 2014 Black College rankings edition, to maintain consistency with the overall Best Colleges rankings, this year the online news provider assigned numerical ranks to the top three quarters of the schools in the HBCU rankings and listed the bottom 25 percent of the institutions in alphabetical order. Whereas, in all the past U.S. News HBCU rankings, the top half were numerically ranked and the bottom 50 percent were listed in alphabetical order.

While, this year the list isn’t much different from the past, there are a few major position shifts. Hampton Universitywhich was nowhere to be seen in the top 25 list in 2014 has been ranked fourth this year. Similarly, University of Maryland Eastern Shore has proudly made to the list at twenty third position. Also, Clark Atlanta University has unfortunately dropped its ranking from position ninth to eighteenth.

Spelman College
Atlanta, GA
Howard University
Washington, DC
Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA
Hampton University Hampton, VA
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Fisk University Nashville, TN
Florida A&M University Tallahassee, FL
Claflin University Orangeburg, SC

To see the remaining rankings, visit HBCU Lifestyle HERE.



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