34 Historically Black Colleges That Pay

34 Historically Black Colleges That Pay

Anyone who attends college nowadays dreads paying tuition and fees. Yet knowing that you’ll earn that money back after graduation makes it a little easier to hand over that check. The following 34 historically black colleges offer top return on financial investment; their graduates enter the workforce with more-than-admirable average salaries.

For more information about our college rankings, read our methodology page.

College Rank College Name Starting Salary Tuition Total Enrollment City State
1 Prairie View A&M University $49,300 $4,062 9,946 Prairie View Texas
2 Bowie State University $46,400 $4,547 6,220 Bowie Maryland
3 Hampton University $46,300 $16,888 6,206 Hampton Virginia
4 Tuskegee University $44,700 $17,070 2,985 Tuskegee Alabama
5 Morehouse College $44,200 $21,616 2,721 Atlanta Georgia
6 Xavier University of Louisiana $42,300 $16,900 3,725 New Orleans Louisiana
7 University of Maryland Eastern Shore $41,900 $4,362 5,090 Princess Anne Maryland
8 Howard University $41,700 $19,150 11,115 Washington District of Columbia
9 Morgan State University $41,500 $4,540 8,761 Baltimore Maryland
10 Southern University and A & M College $41,400 $5,074 8,557 Baton Rouge Louisiana
11 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University $41,000 $3,100 14,702 Tallahassee Florida
12 South Carolina State University $40,700 $8,688 5,068 Orangeburg South Carolina
13 Norfolk State University $39,700 $3,380 8,015 Norfolk Virginia
14 Winston-Salem State University $39,400 $2,670 7,465 Winston-Salem North Carolina
15 Delaware State University $39,300 $6,226 4,099 Dover Delaware
16 Alabama A & M University $39,100 $5,328 6,388 Normal Alabama
17 Virginia State University $38,700 $4,406 6,571 Petersburg Virginia
18 Bethune-Cookman University $37,100 $13,996 3,822 Daytona Beach Florida
19 Bluefield State College $37,100 $4,908 2,586 Bluefield West Virginia
20 Grambling State University $37,000 $3,460 5,759 Grambling Louisiana
21 Spelman College $36,700 $19,684 2,228 Atlanta Georgia
22 Texas Southern University $36,400 $1,376 11,063 Houston Texas
23 Coppin State University $36,300 $3,742 4,760 Baltimore Maryland
24 Fayetteville State University $36,000 $3,427 7,206 Fayetteville North Carolina
25 Clark Atlanta University $35,800 $18,106 4,301 Atlanta Georgia
26 Mississippi Valley State University $35,400 $5,232 3,102 Itta Bena Mississippi
27 North Carolina Central University $35,000 $2,952 9,967 Durham North Carolina
28 Shaw University $34,700 $10,440 3,037 Raleigh North Carolina
29 Alcorn State University $33,500 $5,712 3,950 Alcorn State Mississippi
30 West Virginia State University $32,600 $4,918 4,034 Institute West Virginia
31 Central State University $32,500 $3,430 2,694 Wilberforce Ohio
32 Jackson State University $31,700 $5,504 9,565 Jackson Mississippi
33 Alabama State University $31,200 $6,312 6,517 Montgomery Alabama
34 University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff $30,900 $3,975 3,811 Pine Bluff Arkansas