A Florida black university has earned top honor in a recent list that ranks the top HBCUs in the country.

FAMU was named the number one public historically black college or university (HBCU) in the country by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education poll—a ranking based on 15 factors and categories such as student outcomes, school resources, student engagement and the learning environment (diversity).

From Tallahassee Democrat:

FAMU earned a score of 82.5 in the study’s engagement category, considered a critical area, as it is based on student recommendations, student interaction, and classroom subject breadth.

Using categories such as resources, engagement, outcomes, and environment, the list ranked 1,061 institutions. FAMU was ranked in the top 500 nationally and top 150 in the South, the university reported.

The ratings were based on surveys taken during the past four years.

Florida A&M University is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities.