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NCCU Ranked Among Top HBCUs by U.S. News & World Report

 

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) maintained a top spot in the 2018 rankings of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the latest listing from U.S. News & World Report.

The magazine’s annual report, titled America’s Best Colleges, included data on 74 HBCUs, with NCCU ranking fourth among the nation’s public HBCUs and second-highest among those in North Carolina.

The annual rankings gave high marks to NCCU for its freshman-to-sophomore retention rate, class sizes and strength of full-time faculty, among other factors.

“The U.S. News & World Report 2018 rankings again showcase the university’s high performance overall and recognize NCCU as a leading global university,” said Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye. “Being ranked in the top five of all public HBCUs affirms our commitment to providing a quality education for every student.”

The magazine’s annual rankings gave high marks to NCCU for its freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 78 percent, a two percent increase from last year. NCCU also was recognized for its class sizes and strength of full-time faculty, among other factors.

In the category of southern regional colleges, NCCU was the top HBCU in North Carolina to be listed, as well as the third-highest-ranked public campus in the state.

U.S. News and World Report notes that, like NCCU, many HBCU campuses are expanding their student base by diversifying enrollment. “Increasingly, the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities are an appealing option for applicants of all races,” the report notes.

More details regarding the America’s Best Colleges listings are available at http://www.usnews.com/best-colleges.
 

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