List of top ranking HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities):

University of Maryland Eastern Shore - UMES is listed at 28th among 80 institutions that meet the federal definition of a historically black college or university, improving three spots over its 2009 ranking by the US News & World Report (2011). The University is ranked among the top 16 state-supported HBCUs in the latest survey, joining Morgan State University in Baltimore. In total there were 80 HBCU colleges and universities eligible to be ranked, and nine of those were "Unranked".

SC State University - It is the only public Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in South Carolina, rated 14th spot among America’s HBCU’s by USNWR (2011). This marks the fourth year that U.S. News & World Report has ranked schools with the best undergraduate education at HBCU. The colleges were compared only with one another for these rankings, using a special peer survey among only the HBCUs.

Benedict College - The College became only the 2nd HBCU in the nation and the 1st in South Carolina to receive national accreditation for its Environmental Health Program (EHAC). Benedict is ranked as one of the top 10 colleges in the nation in producing African Americans with an undergraduate Physics degree, as reported by the Education and Employment Statistic Division of the American Institute of Physics.

Tuskegee University - It was ranked the No. 5 HBCU in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Alabama by U.S. News (2011). The institution elevated to the No. 5 spot from No. 6 and maintained its top ranking in the state. The indicators used to capture academic quality fall into seven categories: assessment by administrators at peer institutions, retention of students, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. To qualify for the U.S. News ranking, an HBCU must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students and must have been a school that was part of the 2011 Best Colleges rankings.

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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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