Based on responses from nearly 1,855 African-American professionals in higher education, Black Enterprise magazine has ranked the top 50 colleges and universities where African-American students are most likely to succeed.

The ranking considers factors such as black population (at least 3%), academic strengths, social environment, and graduation rates. (Web: http://www.blackenterprise.com)

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Rank Name, location Internet address
1 Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga. http://www.spelman.edu
2 Howard University, Washington, D.C. http://www.howard.edu
3 Morehouse, Atlanta, Ga. http://www.morehouse.edu
4 Hampton University, Hampton, Va. http://www.hamptonu.edu
5 Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. http://www.georgetown.edu
6 Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif. http://www.stanford.edu
7 Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa. http://www.swarthmore.edu
8 Fisk University, Nashville, Tenn. http://www.fisk.edu
9 Amherst College, Amherst, Mass. http://www.amherst.edu
10 Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass. http://www.harvard.edu
11 Columbia University, New York, N.Y. http://www.columbia.edu
12 Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C. http://www.wfu.edu
13 Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Ga. http://www.cau.edu
14 Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn. http://www.wesleyan.edu
15 Yale University, New Haven, Conn. http://www.yale.edu
16 Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Ala. http://www.tuskegee.edu
17 Xavier University, New Orleans, La. http://www.xula.edu
18 Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Fla. http://www.famu.edu
19 University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa. http://www.upenn.edu
20 Brown University, Providence, R.I. http://www.brown.edu
21 North Carolina A&T Univ., Greensboro, N.C. http://www.ncat.edu
22 Pomona College, Claremont, Calif. http://www.pomona.edu
23 Princeton University, Princeton, N.J. http://www.princeton.edu
24 Williams College, Williamstown, Mass. http://www.williams.edu
25 Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y. http://www.cornell.edu
26 North Carolina Central University, Durham, N.C, http://www.nccu.edu
27 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. http://www.jhu.edu
28 Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio http://www.oberlin.edu
29 Emory University, http://www.emory.edu Atlanta, Ga. http://www.emory.edu
30 Dillard University, New Orleans, La. http://www.dillard.edu New Orleans, La. http://www.dillard.edu
31 Duke University, http://www.duke.edu Winston-Salem, N.C. http://www.duke.edu
32 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C. http://www.unc.edu
33 University of California, Berkeley Berkeley, Calif. http://www.berkeley.edu
34 Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tenn. http://www.tnstate.edu
35 Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. http://www.northwestern.edu
36 Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss. http://www.jsums.ed
37 Smith College, Northampton, Mass. http://www.smith.edu
38 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. http://www.vanderbilt.edu
39 University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va. http://www.virginia.edu
40 Grambling State University, Grambling, La. http://www.gram.edu
41 Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. http://www.wellesley.edu
42 Morgan State University, Baltimore, Md. http://www.morgan.edu
43 Barnard College, New York City, N.Y. http://www.barnard.edu
44 Haverford College, Haverford, Pa. http://www.haverford.edu
45 Davidson College, Davidson, N.C. http://www.davidson.edu
46 New York University, New York, N.Y. http://www.nyu.edu
47 Univ. of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif. http://www.usc.edu
48 University of Maryland, College Park, Md. http://www.maryland.edu
49 South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, S.C. http://www.scsu.edu
50 Carleton College, Northfield, Minn. http://www.carleton.edu

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