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Tuskegee now No. 9 among Southern colleges, remains No. 5 among HBCUs

September 09, 2014

TUSKEGEE, Ala. — For the fourth year, Tuskegee University has earned recognition as a top historically black college and/or university by U.S. News & World Report and its Best Colleges guide. 

But, this year, Tuskegee also moved higher on the publication’s 2015 ranking of South regional colleges. The university moved from No. 13 on the 2014 list to tie at No. 9 with Milligan College in Tennessee. A total of 98 Southern institutions appear on the list. 

In its annual listing of the nation’s colleges and universities, Tuskegee University was again placed at No. 5 out of 69 Historically Black Colleges and Universities with published rankings. In total, there were five Alabama institutions named to the list. Tuskegee was the only one ranked within the Top 20. 

The ranking methodology included factors such as: graduation and retention rates (22.5 percent), assessment of excellence (22.5 percent), faculty resources (20 percent), student selectivity (12.5 percent), financial resources (10 percent), graduation rate performance (7.5 percent) and alumni giving rate (5 percent).

Based on 2013 data, some of Tuskegee’s key indicators included: an average freshman retention rate of 76 percent, 56.1 percent of classes have fewer than 20 students, and a student-faculty ratio of 12:1.

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