FAMU at No. 13
Florida A&M University comes in at No. 13 in the U.S. News & World Report’s first annual ranking of historically black colleges and universities, according to rankings released this morning. For the most part the magazine used the same factors it employs for its ranking of America’s best colleges, including grad rates, retention rates and student selectivity. But it also considered how head administrators at HBCUs rated other black colleges.
The magazine put Spelman College, Howard University and Hampton University at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. North Carolina Central University, which FAMU President Ammons headed until July, came in at No. 16. None of the other three HBCUs in Florida – Bethune Cookman, Edward Waters and Florida Memorial – made the top tier. To see the complete list and ranking methodology, click here.