Claflin Ranked Among Top Ten HBCUs for the Sixth Consecutive Year by U.S. News and World Report

Sep 16, 2016

Claflin University’s distinguished reputation providing high-quality academic programs and graduating visionary and engaged leaders continues to earn the University national recognition.  U.S. News and World Report placed Claflin ninth on its 2016 ranking of nation’s top 20 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The announcement marks the sixth consecutive year that the prestigious publication has ranked Claflin among the top ten institutions.

HBCUs listed in U.S. News and World Report are compared only with each other for these rankings. In order to be on the list, a school must be currently designated by the U.S. Department of Education as an HBCU. To qualify for U.S. News rankings, an HBCU also must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students and must be a school that is part of the 2017 Best Colleges rankings.

Since 2012, U.S. News and World Report has listed Claflin as a top-tier national liberal arts university and ranked the University No.1 in alumni giving at HBCUs. Claflin’s alumni giving rate of 50 percent ranks among the best at all of the nation’s colleges and universities.

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