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Spelman College has topped the U.S. News & World Report‘s ranking for a tenth straight year.

The black college for women beat out No. 2 Howard University and No. 3 Hampton University.

“[U.S. News] recognizes Spelman as the top HBCU for the 10th straight year,” according to Spelman‘s official Twitter page.

Morehouse College (No. 4) and Tuskegee University (No. 5) rounds up the top five HBCUs in the country.

From U.S. News:

“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 2017 Best Colleges rankings.”

According to Spelman’s website, the college was founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, later Spelman College in 1924. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and we are proud members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium.

You can view the entire ranking here.