Head of the Class: Top Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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  • Spelman College
  • Howard University
  • Morehouse College
  • Hampton University
  • Fisk University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • Tuskegee University
  • Claflin University
  • Dillard University
  • Florida A&M University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Delaware State University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Bennett College
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Johnson C. Smith University
  • Tougaloo College

3. Morehouse College

Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Tuition (2011-2012): $23,792
Total enrollment: 2,441
Fall 2011 acceptance rate: 62.7 percent
Average freshman retention rate: 83 percent
6-year graduation rate: 55

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