What Are Some Top-Ranked Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

What Are Some Top-Ranked Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

Some top-ranked historically black colleges and universities include Spelman College, Howard University, Hampton University and Morehouse College. Other black centers for higher education include Fayetteville State University, Alabama A&M University and Tuskegee University.

As of 2015, Spelman College is ranked number one the U.S. News college ranking list of Historically Black Colleges. The school was founded in 1881 in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the oldest historically black college for women in America. The 39-acre campus is located five minutes outside of downtown Atlanta and is part of the Atlanta University Center Consortium.

Howard University was founded in 1867 in Washington D.C. It offers dozens of majors, including African-American studies, French and music therapy. It also has many graduate programs, including those in the School of Business, School of Law, College of Medicine and College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences.

Tuskegee University in Alabama offers many notable programs, including science, engineering and veterinary medicine. The school is a leading producer of African-American engineering graduates in chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering.

Hampton University is a private institution that was founded in 1868 in Hampton, Virginia. Students can choose from more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs, including master's programs in health and physics. Notable alumni include Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr, in addition to Booker T. Washington and Wanda Sykes.