Top Rated HBCUs

The best colleges focused on the education of black Americans

Historically Black colleges or universities (HBCUs) primarily serve the African American community. Their focus is education, affordability and career preparation for black youth while addressing the historic inequities in access to higher education. Explore the complete list of HBCUs ranked by the CollegeSimply ranking methodology.


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List of Colleges

Howard University
H
HBCU
Washington, DC
Howard University

Private 4 Year

4 reviews

#2 Best Value Colleges in District Of Columbia

  • 10,859enrollment
  • $23,233net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 1130-1260SAT range
  • 22-26ACT range
  • 3.6Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 15

Spelman College
S
HBCU
Atlanta, GA
Spelman College

Private 4 Year

1 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Georgia

  • 2,207enrollment
  • $43,920net price
  • 53%acceptance rate
  • 1050-1200SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

Applications Due Dec 31

Xavier University of Louisiana
X
HBCU
New Orleans, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#1 Best Private Colleges in Louisiana

  • 3,383enrollment
  • $19,066net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 1000-1150SAT range
  • 20-25ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Mar 1

Tuskegee University
T
HBCU
Tuskegee, AL
Tuskegee University

Private 4 Year

5 reviews

#3 Best Private Colleges in Alabama

  • 2,747enrollment
  • $36,528net price
  • 61%acceptance rate
  • 860-1045SAT range
  • 18-24ACT range
  • 3.1Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

Coppin State University
C
HBCU
Baltimore, MD
Coppin State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#6 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 2,348enrollment
  • $9,303net price
  • 40%acceptance rate
  • 820-970SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 2.62Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
F
HBCU
Tallahassee, FL
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#10 Best Public Universities in Florida

  • 9,184enrollment
  • $12,903net price
  • 33%acceptance rate
  • 1030-1150SAT range
  • 20-24ACT range
  • 3.58Avg GPA

Applications Due May 15

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
M
HBCU
Princess Anne, MD
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#7 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 2,646enrollment
  • $15,633net price
  • 62%acceptance rate
  • 840-1010SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 3.07Avg GPA

Applications Due Jul 15

Delaware State University
D
HBCU
Dover, DE
Delaware State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#2 Best Colleges in Delaware

  • 4,739enrollment
  • $14,464net price
  • 39%acceptance rate
  • 810-1010SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.09Avg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

Bowie State University
B
HBCU
Bowie, MD
Bowie State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#8 Best Public Universities in Maryland

  • 6,250enrollment
  • $14,322net price
  • 81%acceptance rate
  • 850-1020SAT range
  • 16-19ACT range
  • 2.53Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 1

Winston Salem State University
W
HBCU
Winston-Salem, NC
Winston Salem State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#11 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 5,169enrollment
  • $11,868net price
  • 73%acceptance rate
  • 900-1030SAT range
  • 17-19ACT range
  • 3.01Avg GPA

Alcorn State University
A
HBCU
Alcorn State, MS
Alcorn State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in Mississippi

  • 3,230enrollment
  • $17,938net price
  • 38%acceptance rate
  • 800-960SAT range
  • 16-25ACT range
  • 3.2Avg GPA

North Carolina A & T State University
N
HBCU
Greensboro, NC
North Carolina A & T State University

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 12,753enrollment
  • $9,541net price
  • 57%acceptance rate
  • 960-1130SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.61Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Bluefield State College
B
HBCU
Bluefield, WV
 
Bluefield State College

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#5 Best Public Universities in West Virginia

  • 1,243enrollment
  • $11,451net price
  • 90%acceptance rate
  • 850-1070SAT range
  • 17-22ACT range
  • 3.41Avg GPA

Texas Southern University
T
HBCU
Houston, TX
Texas Southern University

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#25 Best Public Universities in Texas

  • 7,015enrollment
  • $13,481net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 890-1040SAT range
  • 17-20ACT range
  • 3.11Avg GPA

Applications Due Apr 30

Elizabeth City State University
E
HBCU
Elizabeth City, NC
Elizabeth City State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#13 Best Public Universities in North Carolina

  • 2,002enrollment
  • $3,270net price
  • 75%acceptance rate
  • 840-1000SAT range
  • 15-19ACT range
  • 3.16Avg GPA

Claflin University
C
HBCU
Orangeburg, SC
Claflin University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in South Carolina

  • 2,048enrollment
  • $20,806net price
  • 65%acceptance rate
  • 840-1040SAT range
  • 16-18ACT range
  • 3.28Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1

Johnson C Smith University
J
HBCU
Charlotte, NC
Johnson C Smith University

Private 4 Year

2 reviews

#16 Best Private Colleges in North Carolina

  • 1,306enrollment
  • $20,468net price
  • 49%acceptance rate
  • 800-980SAT range
  • 13-18ACT range
  • 2.75Avg GPA

Virginia State University
V
HBCU
Petersburg, VA
Virginia State University

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Public Universities in Virginia

  • 4,020enrollment
  • $18,332net price
  • 96%acceptance rate
  • 820-1000SAT range
  • 15-20ACT range
  • 2.85Avg GPA

Applications Due May 1