DSU Ranked Among the Top 20 HBCUs


Delaware State University has been recently ranked 17th among 80 Historically Black Universities and Colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Under DSU Acting President Claibourne Smith's leadership, the University has maintained its excellent standing among HBCUs.

DSU tied with Winston-Salem State University for 17th place in the rankings. Among Mid-Atlantic Region schools, DSU joins Howard University (2nd), Hampton University (6th), Morgan State University (15th) and Virginia State University (19th) in the top 20 HBCUs in the 2009 ranking.
The rankings were based on the following categories to assess academic quality: assessment by administrators at peer institutions, retention of students, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
Spelman College of Atlanta, Ga. was ranked as the number one HBCU in the country by the magazine.
To qualify for the ranking, the HBCU had to be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students and must have been a school that was part of the magazine’s America’s Best Colleges edition. In addition to the 80 HBCUs that were ranked, there were another 10 HBCUs that were unranked that would have been otherwise eligible. However those schools failed to provide the information that the magazine requested.
The rankings used 2008 enrollment, admissions and tuition and fee figures.