Graduates cheer during Clark Atlanta University's 2017 graduation ceremony. The future may be bright for these grads, but the future for some HBCU institutions is less certain. (BOB ANDRES /BANDRES@AJC.COM)
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com
Photo: Bob Andres/bandres@ajc.com

Map and database: Comparing the health of HBCUs

This map gives the location, size and vital statistics for each of 100 accredited historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). See below for a searchable database of the schools, including data from 2005 and 2010.

UPDATE: This page has been updated on Feb. 26, 2018 to remove Concordia College from our list of accredited schools.

To explore the map: Scroll over or click on each school for more information. All data in the map is from 2015—the most recent year for which data is available. One school (University of the Virgin Islands) is only visible on the map if you scroll to the southeast.

» GO DEEPER: Perilous times for black colleges 

» FULL COVERAGE: The entire "HBCUs: A Threatened Heritage" series

Notes on the data: Core revenue is reported according to GASB (for public schools) and FASB (for private schools) standards. Average professor salaries are equated to 9 months of full-time professors. Data is incomplete for some schools. 

Database: How each HBCU is faring

Compare the health of each school from this list of the 100 accredited HBCUs. Find a school by clicking at the top of the "School" column and using the search field that appears. Click on the double-arrow icon beside each school for a single view of its data.

The AJC asks alumni at Clark Atlanta University's 2017 homecoming why they chose to attend an HBCU and why they would recommend the experience.