Spelman College and Howard University Top the New U.S. News Rankings of HBCUs

This past week U.S. News & World Report unveiled its latest rankings of colleges and universities in the United States. Harvard University was ranked the best national university and Williams College was named the best of the national liberal arts colleges.

Howard University in Washington, D.C., was the highest-ranked historically black institution on the U.S. News list of national universities. Howard ranked in 104th position, tied with both Florida State University and the University of Kansas.

Spelman College in Atlanta was the highest-ranked HBCU among the liberal arts colleges. It ranked 59th this year, up from 68th a year ago. Spelman was tied in this year’s ranking with Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.

Spelman and Howard ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, in the U.S. News rankings of HBCUs. Also ranking in the top 10 black colleges and universities, according to U.S. News, are Morehouse College, Hampton University, Tuskegee University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Fisk University, Claflin University, Dillard University, and Tougaloo College.

North Carolina Central University and Florida A&M University were the top-ranked state-operated HBCUs in the U.S. News survey.