U.S. News & World Report has released its annual HBCU rankings for 2023-2024.
Every year U.S. News & World Report measures the quality of undergraduate education at historically Black colleges and universities. To qualify for the ranking, the school must 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 to be included in U.S. News’ HBCU ranking.
The HBCU must also be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students and must be a school that is part of the 2024 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. In total, 77 HBCUs that were eligible to be included on the list were ranked.
Here are the top 10 HBCUs based on the 2023-2024 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
Howard University is a private institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 9,809 (fall 2022), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 257 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Howard University’s ranking in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges in National Universities, is #115 and #93 in Best Value Schools. Its tuition and fees are $33,344.