N.C. A&T is Top HBCU in North Carolina; No. 2 Public in the Nation

Greensboro, N.C. (Sept. 12, 2017) - In the 2018 edition of the U.S. News & World Report Best Historically Black Colleges ranking, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is ranked the top historically black college or university (HBCU) in North Carolina and the No. 2 public HBCU in the nation.

This is the sixth consecutive year that N.C. A&T has earned the top spot in North Carolina. A&T is also ranked No. 8 out of 74 HBCUs listed – up two positions from last year’s ranking.

To be considered, a school must be designated as an HBCU by the U.S. Department of Education. It must also be a baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students.

U.S. News & World Report ranks colleges and universities across seven categories – retention, peer assessment, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, and alumni giving.

This ranking comes on the heels of the enrollment of the university’s largest student body of 11,877 students and a record year for sponsored research, in which A&T faculty earned $62.5 million in contracts and grants over the 2016-17 fiscal year.