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Map of HBCUs by State

There are 101 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) located in 19 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (National Center for Education Statistics (NCES))

List of HBCUs by State

ALABAMA
Alabama A&M University | | |
Alabama State University | | |
Bishop State Community College | |
Gadsden State Community College | |
J. F. Drake State Technical College | |
Lawson State Community College | |
Miles College | | |
Oakwood University | |
Selma University |
Shelton State Community College | | |
Stillman College | | |
Talladega College | |
Trenholm State Community College | | |
Tuskegee University | | |
ARKANSAS
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff | | |
Arkansas Baptist College | |
Philander Smith College | |
Shorter College | |
DELAWARE
Delaware State University | | |
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
University of the District of Columbia | | |
Howard University | | |
FLORIDA
Bethune Cookman University | | |
Edward Waters College | |
Florida A&M University | | |
Florida MemorialUniversity | |
GEORGIA
Albany State University | |
Clark Atlanta University | | |
Fort Valley State University | |
Interdenominational Theological Center | |
Morehouse College | |
Morehouse School of Medicine | |
Paine College | |
Savannah State University | | |
Spelman College | | |
KENTUCKY
Kentucky State University | | | |
Simmons College of Kentucky | | |
LOUISIANA
Dillard University | |
Grambling State University | | |
Southern University at New Orleans | |
Southern University at Shreveport | |
Southern University and A&M College | |
Xavier University of Louisiana | | |
MARYLAND
Bowie State University | | |
Coppin State University | | |
University of Maryland Eastern Shore | | |
Morgan State University | |
MISSISSIPPI
Alcorn State University | | |
Coahoma Community College | | |
Hinds Community College | | |
Jackson State University | | |
Mississippi Valley State University | | |
Rust College | |
Tougaloo College | |
MISSOURI
Harris-Stowe State University | | |
Lincoln University | |
NORTH CAROLINA
Bennett College | | |
Elizabeth City State University | | |
Fayetteville State University | |
Johnson C. Smith University | | |
Livingstone College | |
North Carolina A&T University | | |
North Carolina Central University | | |
Shaw University | | |
Saint Augustine's University | | |
Winston-Salem State University | | |
OHIO
Central State University | | |
Wilberforce University | | |
OKLAHOMA
Langston University | | | |
PENNSYLVANIA
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania| | |
Lincoln University | | | |

HBCU Rankings

We believe college choice is particularly personal for Black Americans and recognize priorities for college selection are different for each student.

To get a fair view of the value and performance of individual HBCUs, we encourage you to take a look at all four lists below. Each publisher uses a different methodology for ranking Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT
U.S. News & World Report (2020)
Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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To qualify for the 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 currently part of the 2020 Best Colleges rankings. In total, 80 HBCUs were eligible to be included on the list.

Niche.com
Niche.com (2020)
Best HBCUs in America
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The Niche.com rankings are based on key statistics and student reviews using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Niche.com's top-ranked HBCUs are not only leading academic institutions but also offer an exceptional student experience.

College Consensus
College Consensus (2019)
Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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As an aggregate ranking, College Consensus pulls together data from numerous college ranking sites, including U.S. News & World Report, WalletHub, and the Wall Street Journal. They combine those results with the most reputable student reviews, from sites including Niche, My Plan, and Unigo, creating a Publisher Rating and a Student Review Rating.

Best Value Schools
Best Value Schools (2019)
50 Best Value Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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Using cost information from College Navigator and data regarding the 20-year ROI from PayScale.com, Best Value Schools awarded points to each school for its affordability and return on investment. They also consulted U.S. News and World Report's ranking of best HCBUs and awarded points to schools who made the cut.

*We strive for accuracy and fairness, so if you see something that doesn't look right, , thank you.

See four great reasons to attend a Historically Black College or University.