DSU breaks into top 10 of HBCU rankings

Delaware State University has joined the upper echelon of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

U.S. News and World Report‘s latest annual college rankings released Tuesday places DSU ninth among the nation’s 81 Historically Black Colleges or HBCUs. It is Del State’s highest ranking ever

Del State was number 22 in 2008 when U.S. News and World report began ranking HBCU’s.

DSU President Harry Williams says the steady increase in ranking over the last five years shows that DSU is on the right path.

“There has never been any doubt in my mind that the continuation of DSU’s rise in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best HBCU rankings has been within our capacity because of some very strategic work by the entire DSU family,” said Williams in a statement. “To move from number 13 to number 9 [this year] is a validation of the ongoing successes of our faculty, staff, students, administration and alumni.”

Since Williams assumed presidency in 2010, Del State has moved from number 17 to number 15 in 2011 and number 13 in 2012.

The rankings are based on assessment by administrators at peer institutions, student retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

On the East Coast, DSU now joins third ranked Howard University and eighth ranked North Carolina A and T University among the nation’s top 10 HBCUs.

Among other Delaware colleges, University of Delaware remains tied for 75th among all universities nationwide and 31st among pubic universities. Wesley College is ranked number 38 in the Regional Colleges (North) category.

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Source: WDDE.org