10 of the Best Colleges for African American Students

As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, I want to share with you 10 great universities that have a history of helping African-American students to excel. This list was comprised by Essence magazine, as well as Money magazine, and I co-sign on it, because it's based on representation, graduation rates, affordability, and postgraduate earnings. True, some of these schools on this list have comparatively fewer black students, but they're extremely generous with financial aid and have financially successful alumni.


The top 10 are: 

  1. Princeton University in New Jersey
  2. Harvard University in Massachusetts
  3. Duke University in North Carolina
  4. Cornell University in New York
  5. Florida A&M in Tallahassee, Florida
  6. Spelman College in Atlanta
  7. The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
  8. Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut
  9. North Carolina A&T in North Carolina
  10. The University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland


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