On Sunday, The U.S. News & World Report released its ranking for a total of 77 HBCUs.
U.S. News bases its ranking on the HBCU’s quality of undergraduate education. In order to qualify for the ranking, the HBCU must currently be listed as part of the White House and U.S. Department of Education’s Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities, be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students and must be a school that is part of the U.S. News 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings.
To qualify for this U.S. News ranking, 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 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings.
The U.S. News rankings system rests on two pillars: quantitative and qualitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and U.S. News’ view of what matters in education.
1. Spelman College
Spelman College is a private institution that was founded in 1881. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,417 (fall 2021), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 39 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Spelman College’s ranking in the 2022-2023 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #51. Its tuition and fees are $28,885.