HBCU Rankings 2016

HBCU Rankings 2015-16

These historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were compared only with one another for these rankings. In order to be on the list, a school must be currently designated by the U.S. Department of Education as an HBCU. To qualify for the U.S. News rankings, 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 part of the 2016 Best Colleges rankings.

See the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking Methodology 

By  US Education News

 School/CollegeLocationTotal Enrollment
1Spelman College Atlanta, GA2135
2Howard University Washington, DC10265
3Hampton University Hampton, VA4397
4Morehouse College Atlanta, GA2109
5Tuskegee UniversityTuskegee, AL3103
6Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA2976
7Fisk University Nashville, TN773
8Claflin University Orangeburg, SC1866
9North Carolina A&T State University Greensboro, NC10725
10Florida A&M University Tallahassee, FL10241
11Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS900
12North Carolina Central University Durham, NC7687
13Jackson State University Jackson, MS9508
14Dillard University New Orleans, LA1200
15Bennett College Greensboro, NC633
16Johnson C. Smith University Charlotte, NC1402
17Lincoln University Lincoln University, PA1819
18Elizabeth City State UniversityElizabeth City, NCN/A
19Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, GA3485
19Morgan State University Baltimore, MD7698
21Delaware State University Dover, DE4397
21Tennessee State University Nashville, TN9027
23Bethune-Cookman University Daytona Beach, FL4045
24Bowie State University Bowie, MD5694
25Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University Normal, AL5333
25Fayetteville State University Fayetteville, NC5899
27Albany State University Albany, GA3910
27Alcorn State University Alcorn State, MS3639
29University of Arkansasu2014u200bPine Bluff Pine Bluff, AR2513
30University of Marylandu2014u200bEastern Shore Princess Anne, MD4281
30Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem, NCN/A
32Alabama State University Montgomery, AL5510
32Prairie View A&M University Prairie View, TX8343
34Kentucky State University Frankfort, KY1895
34Philander Smith College Little Rock, AR567
36Norfolk State University Norfolk, VA6027
36Virginia State University Petersburg, VAN/A
38South Carolina State University Orangeburg, SC3331
39Fort Valley State University Fort Valley, GA2594
40Grambling State University Grambling, LA4504
41Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena, MS2222
42Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge, LA6330
43Bluefield State College Bluefield, WV1563
43Central State University Wilberforce, OH1751
43Virginia Union University Richmond, VA1715
46Cheyney University of PennsylvaniaCheyney, PAN/A
46West Virginia State University Institute, WV2884
48Lincoln University Jefferson City, MO3117
48Oakwood University Huntsville, ALN/A
48St. Augustine's University Raleigh, NC1016