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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

Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

Total undergraduates: 5,368
Acceptance rate: 41%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $46,400
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

Clark Atlanta University is an urban research university characterized by a focus on the intellectual and personal development of each student. Leveraging its distinctive history, the mission of Clark Atlanta University is to transform the lives of students and their communities by preparing citizen leaders to be problem-solvers through innovative learn

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, GA

Total undergraduates: 3,384
Acceptance rate: 71%
Average annual cost: $27,725
Average salary: $34,800
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL

207 US News

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

110 US News
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

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

160 US News

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

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

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

2018 list of the top HBCU's

South Carolina State University

Orangeburg, SC

Total undergraduates: 2,760
Acceptance rate: 86%
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $28,400
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2018 list of the top HBCU's

Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

61 US News
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

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

Tennessee State University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), fosters scholarly inquiry and research, life-long learning, and a commitment to service.

2018 list of the top HBCU's

Tennessee State University

Nashville, TN

Total undergraduates: 8,012
Acceptance rate: -
Average annual cost: -
Average salary: $34,400
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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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