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What are the names of some historically black colleges and universities?

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Spelman College, Howard University and Xavier University of Louisiana are some historically black colleges and universities, also known as HBCUs. These are three of the best HBCUs as of 2015, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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Spelman College is a private women's institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. It was established in 1881. It has a total enrollment of 2,135 students, and the four-year graduation rate is 67 percent.

Howard University is located in Washington, D.C. It is a private institution that was founded in 1867 and has 7,013 students and a four-year graduation rate of 42 percent.

Xavier University of Louisiana, located in New Orleans, Louisiana, is a private institution that was established in 1915. It has a total enrollment of 2,359 and a 28 percent four-year graduation rate.

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