Spelman College Selected as Top HBCU by “U.S. News & World Report”

The publication also ranked Spelman as #7 on its list of the 20 best women's colleges in the country.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked UNCF-member institution Spelman College as the best HBCU in the country, according to its recently released list of HBCU rankings. The school announced the achievement on its Twitter page. U.S. News provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists. The publication also ranked Spelman as #7 on its list of the 20 best women's colleges in the country.

The publication based its rankings on these statistical indicators and weights, used to measure academic quality among the HBCUs that were ranked:

  • Graduation and retention rates
  • Peer assessment
  • Faculty resources
  • Student selectivity
  • Financial resources
  • Alumni giving rate

Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, the school became Spelman College in 1924. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and are members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium.