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Johnson C. Smith University Ranks 14th Among HBCUs

Charlotte, N.C. (September 26, 2013) – This month U.S. News & World Report released its 2014 edition of the Best Colleges Report. Included are several ranking lists. Among them is the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) ranking, which lists Johnson C. Smith University as number 14 out of a total of 70 HBCUs ranked. The ranking data includes tuition, enrollment, retention, graduation rates, and college admission test scores.

To qualify for the U.S. News ranking, an HBCU must be an undergraduate baccalaureate-granting institution that enrolls primarily first-year, first-time students and must be a school that is currently part of the 2014 Best Colleges rankings.

 Spelman topped the HBCU list, followed by Morehouse College and Howard University. In addition to Johnson C. Smith University, HBCUs in the state that made the top 14 included North Carolina A&T State University and North Carolina Central University.

 About JCSU

Founded in 1867, Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit urban university located in Charlotte, N.C. It has a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology in ways that empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders. Offering 22 fields of study to more than 1,600 students from a variety of ethnic, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds, the university’s excellent academic programs focus on servant leadership, civic engagement and global responsibility. For more information about JCSU, visit or follow the university on social media sites Facebook Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Instagram.


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