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Tuskegee University ranks among top HBCUs 2024 U.S. News & World Report Rankings

September 18, 2023

Contact: Kawana McGough, Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing

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TUSKEGEE, ALABAMA –— Tuskegee University continues to lead most historically black colleges and universities among rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The university ranked No. 4 among all HBCUs and is the top-ranked HBCU in the state of Alabama.

The 2024 U.S. News & World Report Rankings showcase Tuskegee University's impressive achievements:

  • No. 1 in Top Performers on Social Mobility - Regional Universities (South)
  • No. 8 in Overall Rank - Regional Universities (South)
  • No. 25 in Best Value Schools - Regional Universities (South)

Tuskegee President Charlotte P. Morris noted that these accomplishments reflect Tuskegee University's dedication to empowering its students and making a meaningful impact on higher education. "We are especially thrilled to remain the No. 1 HBCU in Alabama, where our institution profoundly impacts our state and beyond," said Dr. Morris.

Dr. Morris also noted that Tuskegee's dedication to social mobility is not just a statistic; it's a testament to our mission of empowering individuals and communities through education. "We are immensely proud to be ranked No. 1 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by U.S. News & World Report," said Dr. Morris.

Tuskegee University's rankings result from its commitment to academic excellence, social mobility, and providing a quality education to all students. The university meets the criteria defined by the Higher Education Act of 1965 for HBCUs and is part of the White House and U.S. Department of Education's Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity.

The rankings are based on a comprehensive methodology, including graduation and retention rates, social mobility, graduate indebtedness, and peer assessment. Tuskegee University's faculty, resources, and financial commitment to instruction have contributed significantly to its rankings.

For more information on Tuskegee's standings and U.S. News ranking methodologies, visit


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