Alabama’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities have rich traditions of educating students.
That work has landed some Alabama HBCUs on a national list of the best historically black colleges in the country.
College Consensus uses aggregate rankings from sites such as U.S. News & World Report, WalletHub and the Wall Street Journal, as well as student reviews from sites such as Niche to create its list. The rankings include historically black colleges or universities that were established prior to 1964 with the principal mission of educating black Americans.
The five top-rated HBCUs overall were Spellman College in Atlanta; Howard University in Washington, D.C.; Xavier University of Louisiana; Morehouse College in Atlanta; and Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia.
Oakwood University in Huntsville was ranked number nine, the only Alabama school to make the top 10.
Nationally, Tuskegee University ranked 14th; Alabama State in Montgomery ranked 30th; and Alabama A&M in Normal ranked 34th.