2020 Best HBCUs: Top 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

2020 Best HBCUs: Top 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The U.S. News & World Report published a list of the top historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States for 2020. They use a strict set of criteria to determine which colleges and universities will make their list. 

Based on their rankings, we've compiled a list of the top 20 HBCUs.

Here are the 2020 Top 20 HBCUs:

1. Spelman College

Spelman College

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $29,972

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 2,171

Campus setting: City

Other info.: Women-only

2. Howard University

Howard University

Location: Washington, DC

Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered: Two but less than 4 years certificate; Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship; Doctor's degree - professional practice

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $27,206

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 6,243

Campus setting: City

3.  Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana 

Location: New Orleans, LA

Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered: Less than one year certificate; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship; Doctor's degree - professional practice

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $25,006

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 2,478

Campus setting: City

Other info.: Religious Affiliation - Roman Catholic

4.  Hampton University

Hampton University

Location: Hampton, VA

Type: 4-year or more, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered: Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree; Two but less than 4 years certificate; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship; Doctor's degree - professional practice

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $28,024

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 3,672

Campus setting: City

5.  Morehouse College*

Morehouse College

*According to U.S. News rankings, Morehouse College tied with Hampton University.

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $27,576

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 2,206

Campus setting: City

Other info.: Men-only

6.  North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina A&T State University

Location: Greensboro, NC

Type: 4-year, public

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $20,167 (out-of-state), $6,657 (in-state)

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 10,629

Campus setting: City

7. Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University

Location: Tallahassee, FL

Type: 4-year, public

Awards offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship; Doctor's degree - professional practice

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $17,725 (out-of-state), $5,785 (in-state)

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 8,137

Campus setting: City

8. Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University

Location: Tuskegee, AL

Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship; Doctor's degree - professional practice

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $22,679

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 2,529

Campus setting: Town 

9.  Claflin University

Claflin University

Location: Orangeburg, SC

Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree; Master's degree

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $16,722

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 2,080

Campus setting: Town

Other info.: Religious Affiliation - United Methodist 

10.  Fisk University*

Fisk University

*According to U.S. News rankings, Fisk University tied with Claflin University.

Location: Nashville, TN

Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $21,480

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 743

Campus setting: City

11. Dillard University

Dillard University

Location: New Orleans, LA

Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): Information not provided

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 1,309

Campus setting: City

Other info.: Religious Affiliation - United Methodist

12.  North Carolina Central University*

North Carolina Central University

*According to U.S. News rankings, North Carolina Central University tied with Dillard University.

Location: Durham, NC

Type: 4-year, public

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship; Doctor's degree - professional practice

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $19,241 (out-of-state), $6,534 (in-state)

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 6,434

Campus setting: City 

13. Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $23,672

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 3,325

Campus setting: City

Other info.: Religious Affiliation - United Methodist 

14. Delaware State University*

Delaware State University

*According to U.S. News rankings, Delaware State University tied with Clark Atlanta University. 

Location: Dover, DE

Type: 4-year, public

Awards offered: Less than one year certificate; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $18,124 (out-of-state), $9,088 (in-state)

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 4,208

Campus setting: City

15. Morgan State University

Morgan State University

Location: Baltimore, MD

Type: 4-year, public

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $18,480 (out-of-state), $8,008 (in-state)

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 6,419

Campus setting: City

16. Tougaloo College

Tougaloo College

Location: Tougaloo, MS

Type: 4-year, private not-for-profit 

Awards offered: Associate's degree; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $10,854

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 726

Campus setting: City

Other info.: Religious Affiliation - United Church of Christ

17. Jackson State University

Jackson State University

Location: Jackson, MS

Type: 4-year, public

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship; Doctor's degree - other

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $19,620 (out-of-state), $8,620 (in-state)

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 5,331

Campus setting: City

18.  Winston-Salem State University*

Winston-Salem State University

*According to U.S. News rankings, Winston-Salem State University tied with Jackson State University.

Location: Winston-Salem, NC

Type: 4-year, public

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree; Postbaccalaureate certificate; Master's degree; Post-master's certificate; Doctor's degree - professional practice

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): Information not provided

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 4,741

Campus setting: City

19. Lincoln University

Lincoln University

Location: Lincoln University, PA

Type: 4-year, public 

Awards offered: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $16,636 (out-of-state), $11,266 (in-state)

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 2,122

Campus setting: Suburb

20. University of Maryland-Eastern Shore*

University of Maryland--Eastern Shore

*According to U.S. News rankings, University of Maryland--Eastern Shore tied with Lincoln University. 

Location: Princess Anne, MD

Type: 4-year, public

Awards offered: One but less than two years certificate; Bachelor's degree; Master's degree; Doctor's degree - research/scholarship; Doctor's degree - professional practice

2019-2020 Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (Estimated): $18,508 (out-of-state), $8,302 (in-state)

Undergraduate Student Enrollment: 2,597

Campus setting: Town

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Sources:

U.S. News & World Report 
NCES Data
Spelman College
Howard University
Xavier University of Louisiana 
Hampton University
Morehouse College
North Carolina A&T State University
Florida A&M University
Tuskegee University
Claflin University
Fisk University
Dillard University
North Carolina Central University
Clark Atlanta University
Delaware State University
Morgan State University
Tougaloo College
Jackson State University
Winston-Salem State University
Lincoln University
University of Maryland-Eastern Shore




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