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HBCU List: Explore the Top 20 Historically Black Colleges & Universities

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HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges & Universities. These schools have been having a renaissance lately, and the endowments and applications to the top HBCUs is up after several decades of decline. Read more about the Top 20 HBCU's in the U.S. See one you like? Click the heart icon to save it to your personal college list.

1. Howard University

  • Howard University
    Washington, DC 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate35%
  • 2. Spelman College

  • Spelman College
    Atlanta, GA 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate51%
  • 3. Hampton University

  • Hampton University
    Hampton, VA 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate36%
  • 4. Morehouse College

  • Morehouse College
    Atlanta, GA 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate31%
  • 5. Tuskegee University

  • Tuskegee University
    Tuskegee, AL 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate53%
  • 6. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
    Tallahassee, FL 4-Year, Public
    Acceptance Rate35%
  • 7. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

  • Acceptance Rate61%
  • 8. Fisk University

  • Fisk University
    Nashville, TN 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate81%
  • 9. Claflin University

  • Claflin University
    Orangeburg, SC 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate60%
  • 10. Delaware State University

  • Delaware State University
    Dover, DE 4-Year, Public
    Acceptance Rate45%
  • 11. Morgan State University

  • Morgan State University
    Baltimore, MD 4-Year, Public
    Acceptance Rate87%
  • 12. North Carolina Central University

  • North Carolina Central University
    Durham, NC 4-Year, Public
    Acceptance Rate77%
  • 13. Dillard University

  • Dillard University
    New Orleans, LA 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate55%
  • 14. Tougaloo College

  • Tougaloo College
    Tougaloo, MS 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate56%
  • 15. Winston-Salem State University

  • Winston-Salem State University
    Winston-Salem, NC 4-Year, Public
    Acceptance Rate65%
  • 16. University of Maryland Eastern Shore

  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
    Princess Anne, MD 4-Year, Public
    Acceptance Rate62%
  • 17. Clark Atlanta University

  • Clark Atlanta University
    Atlanta, GA 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate58%
  • 18. Jackson State University

  • Jackson State University
    Jackson, MS 4-Year, Public
    Acceptance Rate69%
  • 19. Norfolk State University

  • Norfolk State University
    Norfolk, VA 4-Year, Public
    Acceptance Rate67%
  • 20. Xavier University of Louisiana

  • Xavier University of Louisiana
    New Orleans, LA 4-Year, Private
    Acceptance Rate95%
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