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Number of
4-year HBCU colleges

240,976

Students attending
4-year HBCU colleges

$11,181

Average
in-state tuition

$15,034

Average
out-of-state tuition

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

617 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

Total undergraduates: 2,123
Acceptance rate: 41%
Average annual cost: $17,241
Average salary: $28,100
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Fisk University

Nashville, TN

407 Forbes
Fisk University produces graduates from diverse backgrounds with the integrity and intellect required for substantive contributions to society. Our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts, and our faculty and administrators emphasize the discovery and advancement of knowledge through research in the natural and social sciences, business and the huma

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Fisk University

Nashville, TN

Total undergraduates: 819
Acceptance rate: 78%
Average annual cost: $17,980
Average salary: $33,200
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL

625 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL

Total undergraduates: 9,130
Acceptance rate: 31%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $35,800
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Howard University

Washington, DC

367 Forbes
Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black stud

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Howard University

Washington, DC

Total undergraduates: 7,203
Acceptance rate: 30%
Average annual cost: $22,712
Average salary: $46,800
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

537 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Jackson State University

Jackson, MS

Total undergraduates: 8,693
Acceptance rate: 63%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $29,100
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

370 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

Total undergraduates: 2,266
Acceptance rate: 66%
Average annual cost: $31,381
Average salary: $42,500
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

648 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

Total undergraduates: 7,041
Acceptance rate: 60%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $39,200
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, NC

595 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, NC

Total undergraduates: 10,489
Acceptance rate: 53%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $33,100
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

290 Forbes
Spelman College, a historically Black College for women and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership potential of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and ins

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

Total undergraduates: 2,180
Acceptance rate: 35%
Average annual cost: $32,399
Average salary: $46,800
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

652 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Total undergraduates: 2,601
Acceptance rate: 49%
Average annual cost: $28,515
Average salary: $35,300
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We show up to 10 universities for our "best colleges" section. These universities are chosen based on Forbes or US News rank (depending on what you've chosen) and sorted alphabetically. If there are fewer than 10 universities that are Forbes (or US News) ranked, we add alphabetically. Forbes' 2016 Rank of America's Best Colleges factors in post-graduate success (including salaries and awards like MacArthur Fellowships, National Academy of Sciences seats, and performing arts honors), student debt, student satisfaction, graduation rate, and academic success (which includes how many students go on to get advanced degrees or receive prestigious fellowships).

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