Enrollments have steadily climbed at several Historically black colleges and universities. This is an abbreviated list of the 105 institutions.

Rank, School


% African-American

Rank, School


% African-American

#1 North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC      11,877
More than 100 majors including more than 58 master’s degree programs and PhD programs in subjects such as mechanical, electrical, and industrial engineering; energy and environmental systems; and leadership studies. More info:

#2 Texas Southern University
Houston, TX                        10,237
One of the most diverse HBCUs with over 100 academic programs and concentrations, 80+ student organizations, and an extensive alumni network. More info:

#3 Florida A&M University
Tallahassee, FL                                9,913              
Offers 54 bachelor’s degrees, 29 master’s degrees, three professional degrees, and 12 doctoral programs. Was named one of US News & World Report’s “Best National Universities” in 2014. Listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” colleges. More info:

#4 Howard University
Washington, DC                                9392
Has awarded more than 120,000 degrees and certificates in the arts, sciences, and humanities. Howard produces more on campus African-American PhDs than any other university in the United States. More info:

#5 Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View, TX                               9219 
Offers baccalaureate degrees in 50 academic majors with 37 master’s degree programs and four doctoral degree programs across nine colleges and schools. A member of the Texas A&M University System. More info:        

#6 Jackson State University 
Nashville, Tenn                            8558
A high research activity university more than 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students. More info:

#7 Tennessee State University     Nashville, Tenn                   8,177        
A comprehensive, urban, co-educational, land-grant university offering 38 bachelor’s, 22 master’s, and seven doctoral programs. Named one of the top universities in the country by Washington Monthly for social mobility, research, and community service. More info:

#8 North Carolina Central University 
Durham, NC                             6717   
The first public liberal arts institution for African-American students. Excel in the sciences, technology, nursing, education, law, business, and fine/performing arts. More info:      

#9 Morgan State University
Baltimore, MD                          7,747       
Offers 70+ academic programs at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. Named a “national treasure” by The National Trust for Historic Preservation. More info:        

#10 Albany State University
Albany, GA          6,615         The largest of three universities in the University System of Georgia. named ASU one of the top public universities in 2018. More info:

Norfolk State University                            4,739     

Alabama State University                        4,727           

Bowie State University                              4,711              

Virginia State University                          4,165

Alabama A&M University                        3,585  

Grambling State University                     5,188           

Hampton University                                 3,836   

Savannah State University

Fayetteville State University   Fayetteville, NC                 5540                  Offers 43 undergraduate programs, 23 master’s degree programs, and one doctoral program in educational leadership.

Winston Salem State University  Winston-Salem, NC   3887  
Offers the nation’s first Bachelor of Science degree program in Motorsports Management. Named #6 HBCU with the highest retention and graduation rate.

Bethune-Cookman University   Daytona Beach, FL        3,796
Offers 35 undergraduate programs and a master’s degree in transformative leadership.

South Carolina State University     Orangeburg, SC      2,529

Delaware State University    Dover, DE                           3,993     
Offers 53 undergraduate degree options, 25 master’s degree programs and a number of doctoral degree programs.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore   Princess Anne, MD    3,278  

Clark Atlanta University                        Atlanta, GA          3,093

Coppin State University                         N/A          

Benedict College      Columbia, SC                                    1,958        
Ranks #1 for the HBCU with the highest percentage of African-American students.

Tuskegee University   Tuskegee, AL                                   3,117
One of our nation’s most outstanding institutions of higher learning.

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff                             2,721

Xavier University of Louisiana 
New Orleans, LA                                                                        2,327           
Only historically Black, Catholic university in the United States…offers 40 undergraduate majors, five master’s degree programs and a doctor of pharmacy program.

Morehouse College           Atlanta, GA                                     2,108       
Has the second higheBlackst percentage of African-American students at 96%, trailing behind Benedict College.

Langston University       Langston, OK                                     2,050    

Central State University, Ohio                   Wilberforce, OH     1,741

Spelman College                Atlanta, GA                                       2125

Shaw University                  Raleigh, NC                                     1,713

Johnson C. Smith University                           Charlotte, NC   1428 

West Virginia State University                      Institute, WV       3,433      


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