US News has released their annual lists of best colleges throughout the United States, and have compiled their top 10 HBCU schools.
These historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) were compared only with one another for these rankings.
In order to be on the list, a school must be designated currently by the U.S. Department of Education as an HBCU.
So which school was number 1?
10. Florida A&M University
Located in Tallahassee, Florida A&M University is a historically black institution that offers a range of degrees to students of all races.
The university, more commonly known as FAMU, offers more than 100 student organizations and several fraternities and sororities to join.
9. Dillard University
New Orleans, LA
Dillard University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,187, with a gender distribution of 28.4 percent male students and 71.6 percent female students. 46.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 54.0 percent of students live off campus.
8. Claflin University
A private institution, Claflin University was founded in 1869.
7. Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana was established in 1915 as a private institution. Xavier University of Louisiana follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.
6. Tuskegee University
Tuskegee University is a private institution that was founded in 1881.
The school has 54.9 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students, and the student-faculty ratio at Tuskegee University is 12:1.
5. Fisk University
Founded in 1866, Fisk University is a private institution.
Fisk University follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.
4. Hampton University
Hampton University, a private, historically black institution in Virginia, has graduated people such as Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King Jr., and Booker T. Washington, influential African-American educator.
3. Morehouse College
Morehouse College was established in 1867 as a private institution.
Morehouse College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.
2. Howard University
Howard University is a historically black college located in Washington, D.C.
Despite its urban setting, students are permitted to bring cars to campus—though freshmen may not apply for on-campus parking.
1. Spelman College
Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private institution.
Spelman College follows a semester-based academic calendar and its admissions are considered selective.