Bennett College, Kentucky State University, Florida Memorial University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Oakwood University, St. Augustine’s University, Bluefield State College, Rust College, and Lane College are among the top universities in the south according to recently released 2017 U.S. News and World Report College Rankings.

Bennett College ranked #9, Kentucky State University ranked #16 (tied with Newberry College and Tennessee Wesleyan College), Florida Memorial University ranked #23 (tied with Keiser University, Lees-McRae College, Shorter University and Williams Baptist College), University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff ranked #42 (tied with College of Coastal Georgia and Warner University), Oakwood University ranked #47 (tied with North Carolina Wesleyan College), St. Augustine’s University ranked #49, Bluefield State College and Rust College ranked #52 (tied with Chipola College, and Georgia Gwinnett College), and Lane College ranked #56 (tied with Our Lady of Holy Cross College and University of Arkansas at Fort Smith).

This category is classified by regional colleges which is defined by its emphasis on undergraduate education while awarding less than half of its degrees in liberal arts disciplines.

“Congratulations to the following HBCU’s that are recognized by the U.S. News and World Report. It is a very distinct pleasure to know that those institutions are providing a quality education to future leaders that after leaving the campuses will take on the world by force using what knowledge that the HBCU’s provided with to the best of their abilities and providing services in making the world a better place.” said Demetrius Johnson, Jr., President and Founder of HCF.

You can check out the full list of the Regional Colleges South Rankings as well as other rankings that HBCU institutions may have made by U.S. News and Report here.

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