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Number of
4-year HBCU colleges

241,904

Students attending
4-year HBCU colleges

$11,441

Average
in-state tuition

$15,537

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: 2,152
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

605 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: 738
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

645 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL

Total undergraduates: 8,721
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

453 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: 6,156
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: 8,529
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

638 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

Total undergraduates: 2,219
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: 7,031
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

649 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

North Carolina A & T State University

Greensboro, NC

Total undergraduates: 10,808
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

326 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: 2,166
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

648 Forbes

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, AL

Total undergraduates: 2,740
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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