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NCCU Secures Top 10 HBCU Ranking


North Carolina Central University (NCCU) is among the nation’s top 10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) based on the 2019 rankings released today from U.S. News & World Report. NCCU is ranked at No. 10, three spots higher than its 2018 position.

In the annual report, NCCU was named the third-highest rated public HBCU in the U.S. and second-highest among North Carolina HBCUs. There were 76 HBCUs in the listing.

“This ranking is a testament to North Carolina Central University’s commitment of providing students from diverse backgrounds with a well-rounded education and a hands-on learning experience,” said Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye. “Being ranked in the top three among all public HBCUs is a validation of our diligent efforts in preparing our students to be market-ready upon graduation.” 

In the category of southern regional colleges, the university ranked No. 22 among top public schools and No. 64 overall out of 165 schools ranked. NCCU was also named the top HBCU in North Carolina, as well as the fourth-highest-ranked public campus in the state.

The rankings are based on the following criteria: retention and graduation rates, class size, faculty resources, student selectivity and alumni giving.

NCCU earned high marks for its freshman-to-sophomore retention rate of 79 percent, an increase over last year. NCCU also was recognized for its graduation rate, class sizes and strength of full-time faculty, among other factors.

North Carolina Central University has consistently earned top rankings, including:

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

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