By Kim Clark
April 12, 2016

The editors of Money and Essence have collaborated to create their first-ever list of the “50 Best Colleges for African Americans.”

Based on data collected for Money’s annual “Best Colleges for Your Money” feature and the Money College Planner website, the new list singles out schools that offer the best value specifically for African-American students.

The new rankings focus on four key factors, including African-American graduation rates, affordability, graduates’ earnings potential, and campus diversity.

The 5o best schools represent a mix of “elite” colleges, large public universities, and historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) that should give students and their parents a wide selection.

Here are the colleges that made the list’s top 10.

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