For The 15th Straight Year, Spelman College Holds The Crown As The Top HBCU In The Nation
The all-women's college ranked top 10 in several noteworthy lists.
September 17, 2021 at 7:32 pm
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Spelman holds the crown for the 15th year in a row. Fellow Georgia HBCU, Morehouse College, joins Spelman in the top 10, tied for fourth with Hampton University.
Spelman College earned several noteworthy spots on @USNews’ 2022 list of college rankings:— Spelman College (@SpelmanCollege) September 13, 2021
No. 1: HBCU for the 15th year in a row
No. 4: Social Mobility
No. 7: Most Innovative Colleges
No. 54: National Liberal Arts Colleges
View all of our rankings: https://t.co/bYLRxM1aOL pic.twitter.com/Td4QdhPYOX
To make U.S. News & World Report’s HBCU list, a school must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students must currently be listed as part of the White House and U.S. Department of Education's Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and must have made it on U.S. News & World Report’s overall ranking for best colleges.
PSA— Miss Savannah USA , the engineer💕⚙️ (@briatheengineer) September 14, 2021
Spelman is the #1 PRIVATE HBCU
Spelman is the #1 HBCU OVERALL
Just to be clear.
Spelman, the oldest historically black college for women in the country, was founded in 1881. Though the school has over 60 organizations for students to choose from, they do not participate in intercollegiate sports competitions. However, Spelman offers all students a wellness program instead. Spelman is also one-of-a-kind in that its student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1, ensuring that every student feels seen on campus. The college also boasts a 4-year graduation rate of 65%.
The esteemed women's HBCU has proven to be a strong training ground for students to excel and after 15 years topping the list of HBCUs, they don't look to be slowing down any time soon.
The other nine schools trailing behind Spelman on the list, respectively, are: Howard University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Morehouse College, Atlanta (which was tied Tuskegee University), Florida A&M University, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Fisk University, Claflin University (which was tied with Delaware State University).Round of applause for all of this Black collegiate excellence!