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Hampton University at the top of National Rankings
09/08/2015 - #16

Money Magazine names HU a 'college that adds the most value'

Hampton, Va. - Hampton University is ranked at the top of several prestigious college listings distancing many institutions of its size across many noteworthy categories.

Money Magazine, U.S. News & World Report and Washington Monthly gave Hampton University high rankings for its research programs, university services and for being one of the best universities overall.


The Money Magazine recognition names Hampton University as an institution that “best helps students exceed expectations,” placing HU as one of only 50 Colleges in the country that Add the Most Value. The ranking was based on value-added grades for graduation rates, earnings, and student loan repayment. 


U.S. News & World Report continues to rank Hampton University as one of the top 3 Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In addition, Hampton University is ranked #18 on the list of noteworthy South Regional Universities giving HU the distinction of being within the top 10% of that category.  


Washington Monthly 2015 College Rankings highlighted Hampton University in the upper third of the Top 100 Master's Universities at #29. HU is ranked #6 in the Research/Bachelor's to Ph.D. category and #9 in the Service/ROTC. Washington Monthly’s college rankings measure institutions based on three criteria: civic engagement, research and social mobility.

"My congratulations to the faculty and staff for helping Hampton University to achieve these notable distinctions," said HU President Dr. William R. Harvey. "Clearly, any objective analysis will show that our institution is one of the best modest-sized universities in the country."


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