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JSU still among Top 20 HBCUs

Jackson State University was founded in 1877 and is known today as one of the largest HBCUs in the nation.

Jackson State University was founded in 1877 and is known today as one of the largest HBCUs in the nation.

According to the U.S. News & World Report for higher education, JSU ranks No. 17 out of 82 historically black colleges and universities for 2019.

JSU outranks all other schools in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC). Key measures used in the assessment included graduation and retention rates, the strength of the faculty, financial resources, and student excellence, among other graded indicators.

According to the fact sheet of “frequently asked questions” by U.S. News, “Rankings are helpful to applicants because they rate the strength of the academic program at each undergraduate institution. As such, the rankings give applicants information on a key factor to consider when selecting a college.”

Here is the full list of the Top 20 Historically Black Colleges and Universities:

1. Spelman College

2. Howard University

3. Hampton University

3. Morehouse College

5. Xavier University of Louisiana

6. Fisk University

7. Claflin University

7. North Carolina A&T State University

9. Florida A&M University

10. North Carolina Central University

11. Dillard University

12. Delaware State University

12. Tougaloo College

14. Morgan State University

15. Clark Atlanta University

15. Tuskegee University

17. Jackson State University

17. University of Maryland – Eastern Shore

19. Virginia State University

20. Prairie View A&M University