N.C. A&T Top HBCU in N.C. for Fifth Consecutive Year, No. 2 in the Nation
In its 2017 Best Colleges rankings release, the U.S. News & World Report has ranked North Carolina A&T State University at the No. 1 historically black college or university (HBCU) in North Carolina and the No. 2 public HBCU in the nation.
The multi-platform news provider ranked N.C. A&T No. 10 out of 80 colleges and universities. To qualify for this ranking, a college or university must be designated an HBCU by the Department of Education and be a baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students. The college or university had to take part in the 2017 Best Colleges survey and ranking process.
U.S. News & World Report ranked the colleges and universities based upon the key measures of graduation and retention rates; peer assessment; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; and alumni giving.
A&T was also ranked in the second tier of the Best National Universities and among the nation’s best institutions in the High School Counselor, Business Programs and Undergraduate Engineering Programs (where the highest degree offered is a doctorate) rankings.