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JSU moves up a spot in 2017 best historically black colleges and universities ranking

JSU_5035Jackson State University captured the number 15 spot out of 74 historically black colleges and universities according to the U.S. News & World Report for higher education and education quality. The University continues to outrank all other schools in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) as it moves up from last year’s number 16 spot.

Key measures used in the assessment included graduation and retention rates, peer assessment, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, admission test scores, and the number of freshmen in Top 25 percent of high school class standing among other graded indicators.

According to the fact sheet of “frequently asked questions” by U.S. News, “The rankings of the schools that arise from these data – serve as an objective guide by which students and their parents can compare the academic quality of schools.”

For the complete ranking of top 20 HBCU’s, please see the following:

1. Spelman College

2. Howard University

3. Hampton University

jsusign4. Morehouse College

5. Xavier University of Louisiana

6. Florida A&M University

6. Tuskegee University

8. North Carolina AT&T State University

9. Claflin University  

9. Fisk University

11. Dillard University

12. Tougaloo College

13. Delaware State University

13. North Carolina Central University

15. Jackson State University

16. Clark Atlanta University

16. Morgan State University

18. Johnson C. Smith University

19. Alcorn State University

20. University of Maryland-Eastern Shore