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In total, there were 80 HBCU colleges and universities eligible to be ranked.
For these schools, we looked at their Best Colleges rankings and average freshman retention rates.
What data are used in our Best Colleges rankings, and how?
Here are answers to common queries about the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.
Understand how U.S. News differentiate colleges and universities for the rankings.
Explore the global rankings of universities and find out how and why they are done.
The academic peer review is the centerpiece of these rankings.
This is one of few factors that can be used to compare institutions across international borders.
The employer review is a key in evaluating institutions from a graduate employability standpoint.
International reputation is an undeniable component of today's world-class universities.