summer%20gradsA new study reveals the top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that give you the biggest bang for your buck.

On Monday, Essence magazine and Money magazine released a report called “The 50 Best Colleges For African-Americans,” which names the best schools and HBCUs for black students based on things including affordability, opportunity, and earnings potential.

“Choosing a college is one of the most important decisions Black students will make in their lifetime,” the report read. “ESSENCE partnered with Money Magazine to create a definitive list of the schools that serve us most.”

By drawing information from more than 1,500 four-year colleges, the magazines found that these black colleges offer the best value for black students, you can check out the list below.

College (Essence rank)African-American graduation rateEstimated net price of a degreeAverage early career salaryAverage debt upon graduation
Florida A & M (5) Tallahassee, FL39%$94,265$45,900$27,275
Spelman College (6) Atlanta, GA75%$172,772$41,800$27,000
North Carolina A & T (9) Greensboro, NC49%$77,799$50,200$23,006
Hampton University (15) Hampton, VA67%$145,471$42,600$27,474
Bowie State University (16) Bowie, MD33%$102,037$42,700$23,320
Virginia State University (20) Petersburg, VA43%$102,310$38,800$28,451
Xavier University of Louisiana (21) New Orleans, LA43%$111,790$37,400$27,000
Howard University (28) Washington, DC60%$141,535$47,500$27,000
Alcorn State University (32) Alcorn State, MS40%$95,586$40,800$27,941
Jackson State University (35) Jackson, MS43%$84,687$38,400$31,000
Elizabeth City State University (37) Elizabeth City, NC39%$62,310$34,400$24,886
Prairie View A & M (38) Prairie View, TX37%$91,698$56,000$29,052
North Carolina Central University (43) Durham, NC48%$84,920$35,200$30,203
Tennessee State University (44) Nashville, TN42%$90,312$45,100$28,500
Winston-Salem State University (48) Winston-Salem, NC46%$80,076$43,900$27,687