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There have been some major shifts on the annual list of top HBCUs!

U.S. News & World Report ran the numbers, and announced its list of the best Historicially Black Colleges and Universities. To make the list an institution must be an undergrad, baccalaureate-granting school that has already made the general list of Best College rankings for 2015.

Under those guidelines, Spelman College is perched atop the list of the best HBCUs. Howard University and Morehouse College followed up in the #2 and #3 slots respectively.

Hampton, which didn’t even make the top 25 last year, has sprung up to #4 on the list. Unfortunately, not every school was able to improve or maintain their position. Clark Atlanta sank to #18 on the list, which is way down from its spot on last year’s list at #9.

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Scroll down to check out the top 25 schools on the list (give or take a few). There are a few ties on the rundown, but these are the institutions that have made it to the head of class.

Top 25 HBCUs

1 Spelman College

2 Howard University

3 Morehouse College

4 Hampton University

5 Tuskegee University

6 Xavier University of Louisiana

7 Fisk University

8 Florida A&M University

9 Claflin University

10 North Carolina A&T State University

11 North Carolina Central University

12 Tougaloo College Tougaloo, MS

13 Delaware State University Dover, DE

14 Dillard University New Orleans, LA

15 Morgan State University

15 Winston-​Salem State University

17 Johnson C. Smith University

18 Clark Atlanta University

19 Jackson State University

20 Elizabeth City State University

21 Lincoln University

21 Tennessee State University

23 Alabama A&M University

23 University of Maryland Eastern Shore

25 Bennett College

25 Bowie State University


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