Referenced by Yahoo

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 donateU.S. News Historically Black Colleges and Universities ranking
Claflin University (SC)437
Spelman College (GA)37.31
Morehouse College (GA)29.32
Tuskegee University (AL)235
Livingstone College (NC)21.4RNP*
Central State University (OH)19.834
Fort Valley State University (GA)17.234
University of Arkansas--Pine Bluff13.6RNP
Johnson C. Smith University (NC)13.5RNP
Tougaloo College (MS)12.9RNP

RNP denotes an institution that is ranked in the bottom one-fourth of its ranking category. U.S. News calculates a rank for the school but has decided not to publish it. Read Full 




  1. Where is Bennett College?? It’s alumnae give back is very high. Why is Bennett College always ignored. Bennett is the college which made headlines when alums gave back 1 million dollars annually during Dr. Cole’s tenure and continues to do so!

  2. Bennett college for women alumnae give back is 27%. They should definitely be on this list.

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