Last month, the Carnegie Classification of Institutes of Higher Education was updated

The Carnegie Classification is a framework for ranking universities based on their research activity, and the most coveted designations are “R1” and “R2.” — R1 signifies universities with “very high research activity,” The R2 classification is for institutions with “high research activity.”

The 2021 Carnegie Classification assessed over 3,000 post-secondary institutions in the new update. Of this number, precisely 100 were HBCUs. Sadly, two of these HBCUs—Hampton, Delaware State—lost their R2 designations in this new update. However, ten of the HBCUs either newly achieved or maintained R2 status. To acknowledge this great news, here’s a list of ten HBCUs that the Carnegie Classification designated as R2 institutions: