2022 Historically Black Colleges And Universities Overview

Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community (wiki).
100 Historically black colleges and universities are active for academic year 2021-2022. Of them, Alabama A & M University ranked first in HBCU ranking and Winston-Salem State University ranked second. For the ranking, we include HBCUs that ranked in top 1,000 U.S. colleges and universities including all types of 4 year-colleges.
  • Total 100 Historically black colleges and universities - 50 public and 50 private schools. Of them, 89 schools are 4 years colleges/universities and 11 schools are community colleges (2-4 years colleges).
  • The average tuition & fees of Historically black colleges and universities is $15,102. Morehouse College has the highest tuition & fees of $29,468 and Coahoma Community College has the lowest tuition & fees of $3,003.
  • The average SAT score of Historically black colleges and universities is 967. Fisk University has the highest SAT score of 1,210 and Virginia Union University has the lowest SAT score of 825.
  • The average acceptance rate of Historically black colleges and universities is 70%. Tuskegee University has the tightest (lowest) acceptance rate of 34% and Bethune-Cookman University has the highest acceptance rate of 100%.
  • The average student population at Historically black colleges and universities is 2,784. North Carolina A & T State University is the largest HBCU with 12,753 students American Baptist College is the smallest HBCU with 55 students.

Historically Black Colleges And Universities Comparison

Below table lists all Historically black colleges and universities sorted by ranking. The unranked schools ("-" values in ranking column) means that there is not enough data for ranking and/or not qualified for ranking. You can narrow down the HBCUs by school types and levels by using buttons below.
All SchoolsPublicPrivate4 Years CollegeCommunity Colleges
RankCollege NameUndergraduate Tuition & FeesGraduate Tuition & FeesSAT ScoreAcceptance RatePopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty Ratio
-Alabama A & M University
Normal, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,634$21,57493571.6%5,97728%18 to 1
-Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,903$17,25396081.5%5,16946%16 to 1
-Virginia State University
Petersburg, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,909$22,99493596.1%4,02048%12 to 1
-University of the District of Columbia
Washington, DC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$13,004$18,608-0.0%3,72525%8 to 1
-Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, LA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,960$15,691-79.3%2,26419%17 to 1
-Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, PA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,170$20,286-0.0%62341%15 to 1
-Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,987$16,90093582.1%6,72637%17 to 1
-Allen University
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,340$8,900-56.6%70523%15 to 1
-Albany State University
Albany, GA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,433$15,586-0.0%6,50924%19 to 1
-Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,392--75.8%71215%18 to 1
-Coppin State University
Baltimore, MD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$13,334$13,21292047.9%2,34826%12 to 1
-Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View, TX
Public, 4 years
four-years
$26,874$17,37894577.0%9,24842%17 to 1
-Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,554$17,83688072.3%3,07945%24 to 1
-Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,479$17,55997087.1%7,63444%13 to 1
-Texas Southern University
Houston, TX
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,413$15,48891063.1%7,01523%14 to 1
-Paine College
Augusta, GA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,596--52.0%1898%5 to 1
-Alabama State University
Montgomery, AL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,396$17,57294598.0%4,07228%15 to 1
-Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, MS
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,861$10,61194055.8%77534%11 to 1
-Dillard University
New Orleans, LA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,284-1,04055.2%1,21552%14 to 1
-Virginia Union University
Richmond, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,530$14,27582593.8%1,51642%21 to 1
-Lincoln University
Jefferson City, MO
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,360$12,256-0.0%2,01226%14 to 1
-Langston University
Langston, OK
Public, 4 years
four-years
$13,889$9,964-0.0%2,03819%14 to 1
-West Virginia State University
Institute, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$14,125$20,507-96.6%3,63830%12 to 1
-Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,326$18,76396576.8%2,00240%16 to 1
-Lincoln University
Lincoln University, PA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,912$18,94298279.8%2,07749%14 to 1
-Bowie State University
Bowie, MD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,298$15,40793087.0%6,25042%16 to 1
-Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, GA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$24,012$18,56895758.2%3,77642%19 to 1
-University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,343$17,160-81.9%2,64633%10 to 1
1Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,468--65.2%2,15247%15 to 1
2Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,614$23,3981,02534.2%2,74757%11 to 1
3Jackson State University
Jackson, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,445$9,44596062.1%6,92139%14 to 1
4Alcorn State University
Alcorn State, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
$8,176$8,39596338.9%3,23042%16 to 1
5University of the Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie, VI
Public, 4 years
four-years
$14,496$13,73893098.4%1,83832%12 to 1
6Delaware State University
Dover, DE
Public, 4 years
four-years
$18,280$11,726-58.8%4,73947%16 to 1
7Grambling State University
Grambling, LA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$16,706$16,43993172.5%5,43829%30 to 1
8Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, FL
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,725$24,6691,08035.3%9,18455%14 to 1
9Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, LA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$17,192$17,10492858.9%6,91732%22 to 1
10Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$26,398$12,9001,07095.4%3,38350%13 to 1
11Howard University
Washington, DC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,916$34,3261,18535.3%10,85964%12 to 1
12Savannah State University
Savannah, GA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$11,079$14,906-0.0%3,48824%18 to 1
13Spelman College
Atlanta, GA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$28,181--50.8%2,20776%11 to 1
14Hampton University
Hampton, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$29,312$13,134-80.1%3,51657%15 to 1
15Mississippi Valley State University
Itta Bena, MS
Public, 4 years
four-years
$7,068$7,902-78.6%2,03227%13 to 1
16Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach, FL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,794$14,10090599.8%2,84532%15 to 1
17Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,046$12,035-62.5%2,04851%13 to 1
18South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, SC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,750$22,57092587.6%2,33930%14 to 1
19North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,243$20,7381,08057.4%12,75353%19 to 1
20North Carolina Central University
Durham, NC
Public, 4 years
four-years
$19,351$20,5951,04076.0%8,07851%16 to 1
21Tennessee State University
Nashville, TN
Public, 4 years
four-years
$21,692$22,836-0.0%7,61530%12 to 1
22Philander Smith College
Little Rock, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,014--0.0%79928%12 to 1
23Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,944$17,798-44.5%1,30639%13 to 1
24Norfolk State University
Norfolk, VA
Public, 4 years
four-years
$20,790$24,74297288.6%5,45737%16 to 1
25Fisk University
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$22,906$23,2161,21061.1%91146%14 to 1
-Interdenominational Theological Center
Atlanta, GA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$16,272-0.0%285--
-Clinton College
Rock Hill, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,020--0.0%11938%6 to 1
-Texas College
Tyler, TX
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,008--0.0%76418%22 to 1
-Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$29,732-0.0%665--
-Morris College
Sumter, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$15,450--0.0%39525%12 to 1
-Wiley College
Marshall, TX
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,500$12,306-0.0%61527%17 to 1
-University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, AR
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,268$14,14691367.5%2,66841%14 to 1
-Voorhees College
Denmark, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,630--0.0%36832%11 to 1
-Saint Augustine's University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,896$11,300-74.8%1,11022%12 to 1
-Shorter College
N Little Rock, AR
Private, 2-4 years
$5,596--0.0%22312%19 to 1
-Rust College
Holly Springs, MS
Private, 4 years
four-years
$9,900--37.6%62327%6 to 1
-Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$6,888--0.0%3,99327%15 to 1
-Kentucky State University
Frankfort, KY
Public, 4 years
four-years
$12,870$12,660-65.2%2,29037%14 to 1
-Harris-Stowe State University
Saint Louis, MO
Public, 4 years
four-years
$10,500--0.0%1,40019%13 to 1
-Lawson State Community College
Birmingham, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,550--0.0%2,82325%16 to 1
-Le Moyne-Owen College
Memphis, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,076-99697.9%65418%11 to 1
-Wilberforce University
Wilberforce, OH
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,250$13,25096438.8%45318%10 to 1
-Bluefield State College
Bluefield, WV
Public, 4 years
four-years
$15,982-99596.9%1,24332%14 to 1
-Bennett College
Greensboro, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,550--79.2%23222%7 to 1
-Oakwood University
Huntsville, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$19,990$14,516-71.9%1,37449%10 to 1
-Selma University
Selma, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$7,280$1,880-0.0%31712%13 to 1
-Jarvis Christian College
Hawkins, TX
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,720--0.0%71937%12 to 1
-Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$18,296-89951.3%84523%12 to 1
-Southwestern Christian College
Terrell, TX
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,368--0.0%8411%15 to 1
-H Councill Trenholm State Community College
Montgomery, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,460--0.0%1,52623%13 to 1
-Denmark Technical College
Denmark, SC
Public, 2-4 years
$11,592--0.0%49124%9 to 1
-Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, AR
Private, 4 years
four-years
$8,760--0.0%4689%22 to 1
-Coahoma Community College
Clarksdale, MS
Public, 2-4 years
$3,003--0.0%1,61226%18 to 1
-American Baptist College
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,474--0.0%5527%7 to 1
-Shaw University
Raleigh, NC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,480$13,188-65.3%1,28316%14 to 1
-Virginia University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, VA
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,136$12,670-0.0%24411%14 to 1
-J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College
Huntsville, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,520--0.0%82514%13 to 1
-Lane College
Jackson, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
$11,790--0.0%1,09524%17 to 1
-Central State University
Wilberforce, OH
Public, 4 years
four-years
$9,262$15,60086058.6%4,02123%19 to 1
-Miles College
Fairfield, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$12,714--0.0%1,44024%15 to 1
-Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN
Private, 4 years
four-years
-$32,485-0.0%944--
-Edward Waters College
Jacksonville, FL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,878$22,319-80.1%2,27328%17 to 1
-Bishop State Community College
Mobile, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,550--0.0%2,17628%14 to 1
-Southern University at Shreveport
Shreveport, LA
Public, 2-4 years
$8,258--0.0%3,01311%17 to 1
-Huston-Tillotson University
Austin, TX
Private, 4 years
four-years
$14,703$28,23091050.0%1,05833%16 to 1
-Simmons College of Kentucky
Louisville, KY
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,390--57.7%14026%4 to 1
-Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens, FL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$16,836$16,708-56.8%92832%13 to 1
-Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, AL
Public, 2-4 years
$8,277--0.0%3,74327%18 to 1
-Paul Quinn College
Dallas, TX
Private, 4 years
four-years
$10,672--87.4%46823%18 to 1
-Benedict College
Columbia, SC
Private, 4 years
four-years
$17,200$12,700-85.5%1,73125%18 to 1
-St Philip's College
San Antonio, TX
Public, 2-4 years
$6,592--0.0%12,69628%18 to 1
-Talladega College
Talladega, AL
Private, 4 years
four-years
$13,886$16,650-0.0%1,15625%23 to 1
Average$15,102$16,87196769.7%2,78432%15 to 1