SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AffordableSchools.net (http://www.affordableschools.net) -- a college rankings site centering on unique and affordable academic programs -- announced today that it had released its newest college rankings list, featuring the 25 Largest HBCU Bachelor's Colleges by Enrollment.
The top three schools on this AffordableSchools.net's rankings list are: (1) North Carolina A & T State University (Greensboro, North Carolina); (2) Howard University (Washington, District of Columbia); (3) Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee, Florida), aka Florida A & M. The complete list of all 25 U.S. colleges and universities, in alphabetical order, comprises:
* Alabama A & M University (Normal, Alabama)
* Alabama State University (Montgomery, Alabama)
* Albany State University (Albany, Georgia)
* Bethune-Cookman University (Daytona Beach, Florida)
* Bowie State University (Bowie, Maryland)
* Delaware State University (Dover, Delaware)
* Fayetteville State University (Fayetteville, North Carolina)
* Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (Tallahassee, Florida)
* Grambling State University (Grambling, Louisiana)
* Hampton University (Hampton, Virginia)
* Howard University (Washington, District of Columbia)
* Jackson State University (Jackson, Mississippi)
* Morgan State University (Baltimore, Maryland)
* Norfolk State University (Norfolk, Virginia)
* North Carolina A & T State University (Greensboro, North Carolina)
* North Carolina Central University (Durham, North Carolina)
* Prairie View A & M University (Prairie View, Texas)
* Savannah State University (Savannah, Georgia)
* Southern University and A & M College (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
* Tennessee State University (Nashville, Tennessee)
* Texas Southern University (Houston, Texas)
* University of Maryland Eastern Shore (Princess Anne, Maryland)
* University of the District of Columbia (Washington, District of Columbia)
* Virginia State University (Petersburg, Virginia)
* Winston-Salem State University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
"HBCU institutions have a very important role in American higher education," said Raj Dash, the article's lead researcher. "The ranks of alumni of HBCUs have produced many successful African-Americans in all walks of life -- politics, writing, acting, music, education, hospitality, general business, law and others. In the latter category is Howard University (#2 on our list) alumni Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to sit on the Supreme Court as a Justice.
"Even more importantly, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is named after him -- a fund that promotes education at public HBCUs. The rankings article highlights 22 public and three private, nonprofit HBCUs -- most of which are members of the TMCF. We've added our standard discovery features, including custom map, scrollable lists, interactive charts and per-school statistics dashboard, to help compare the set of ranked schools, for anyone who is searching for a suitable HBCU institution, or simply has an interest. This is the first in a small series exploring bachelor's-granting HBCU colleges."
Rankings for this list were compiled with data from NCES (National Center for Education Statistics), a bureau of the Dept. of Education (http://nces.ed.gov/). We queried for HBCU institutions that grant bachelor's degrees, filtered out schools in U.S. protectorate nations such as Guam and Puerto Rico, then sorted the remaining schools by the total student enrollment figures (grad and undergrad) -- from the most recently recorded information at time of writing. The largest 25 schools made this list, which is part of our ongoing series of "top 25" bachelor's colleges, exploring various niches. Similar niche rankings will be published at AffordableSchools (http://www.affordableschools.net) -- an independent college search and rankings site with a focus on affordable colleges and programs -- on a regular basis.
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