The TandD

Claflin University’s leadership in alumni giving was recognized in a recent U.S. News and World report Short List article. The Orangeburg university is ranked No.1 with a 48.9 percent alumni giving rate during the two-year period of 2012-13 and 2013-14.

The report is based on the 48 Historically Black Colleges and Universities that submitted data to the magazine in an annual survey.

Bennett College is right behind Claflin with an average of 38.2 percent of alumni who donated during a two-year period. The rest of the top 10 were: Spelman College (37.4 percent); Tuskegee University (25.1 percent); Fisk University (23.9 percent); Livingstone College (23.8 percent); Johnson C. Smith University (16.3 percent); Tougaloo College (16 percent); Morehouse College (15.5 percent); and Fort Valley State University (14.percent). read more