Financial contributions to colleges in the U.S. rose 9 percent in 2013, and alumni can take credit for much of that increase. Of the $33.8 billion donated to higher education institutions in 2013, 26.6 percent came from alumni, according to a report from the Council for Aid to Education.
At many historically black colleges and universities, which were created to educate African-American students and are designated by the U.S. Department of Education, the average percentage of alumni giving hovers below 10 percent. But some black institutions have alumni who donate at a much higher rate, according to data submitted to U.S. News by 45 ranked institutions.
Below is a list of the 10 colleges and universities with the highest two-year average percentage of alumni donors. Only schools that reported alumni giving data for both 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 were included. Unranked schools, which did not meet certain criteria required by U.S. News to be numerically ranked, were not considered for this report.
|School name (state)||Average percentage of alumni who donate||U.S. News Historically Black Colleges and Universities ranking|
|Claflin University (SC)||43||7|
|Spelman College (GA)||37.3||1|
|Morehouse College (GA)||29.3||2|
|Tuskegee University (AL)||23||5|
|Livingstone College (NC)||21.4||RNP*|
|Central State University (OH)||19.8||34|
|Fort Valley State University (GA)||17.2||34|
|University of Arkansas--Pine Bluff||13.6||RNP|
|Johnson C. Smith University (NC)||13.5||RNP|
|Tougaloo College (MS)||12.9||RNP|