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For these schools, we looked at their Best Colleges rankings and average freshman retention rates.
In total, there were 80 HBCU colleges and universities eligible to be ranked.
Business school deans and faculty were surveyed for this ranking in spring 2011.
Understand how U.S. News differentiate colleges and universities for the rankings.
Explore the global rankings of universities and find out how and why they are done.
This explains how these rankings were calculated.
The academic peer review is the centerpiece of these rankings.
This is one of few factors that can be used to compare institutions across international borders.
The employer review is a key in evaluating institutions from a graduate employability standpoint.
International reputation is an undeniable component of today's world-class universities.