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JSU ‘moving on up’ among 2017 best historically black colleges, universities

Jackson State University captured the No.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 the this 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.”

The complete ranking of top 20 HBCUs follows:

1. Spelman College
2. Howard University
3. Hampton University
4. 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

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