Tuskegee ranks No. 5 in nation, No. 1 in Alabama among HBCUs by U.S. News and World Report
TUSKEGEE, Ala. (August 20, 2010) — Tuskegee University was recently ranked the No. 5 HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) in the nation and No. 1 in the state of Alabama by U.S. News and World Report. The institution elevated to the No. 5 spot from No. 6 and maintained its top ranking in the state.
The indicators U.S. News and World Report used to capture academic quality fall into seven categories: assessment by administrators at peer institutions, retention of students, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving. The indicators include input measures that reflect a school's student body, its faculty, and its financial resources, along with outcome measures that signal how well the institution does its job of educating students.
To qualify for the U.S. News ranking, an HBCU must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students and must have been a school that was currently part of the 2011 Best Colleges rankings. In almost all cases, if an HBCU was "Unranked" in the 2011 Best Colleges rankings, it was also listed as being "Unranked" in the HBCU rankings (see more details below). In total there were 80 HBCU colleges and universities eligible to be ranked, and nine of those were "Unranked."