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Rankings and Awards

Recognition from numerous entities shows that Spelman continues to be on the ascent as an academic institution focused on the success of its students. As the highest ranked institution from which Black women science and engineering doctorate recipients earn bachelor's degrees, according to the National Science Foundation, Spelman is a strong training ground for women who go on to careers in which they lead and excel.


U.S. News & World Report’s List of College Rankings

Spelman moved up 10 places to No. 51. in the U.S. News and World Report Best College's National Liberal Arts Colleges 2018 rankings. The College is also the No.1 HBCU and was included on the list of the nation’s most innovative liberal arts colleges.

Spelman College Earns Several Top Spots in U.S. News and World Report 2018 Best College Rankings. Spelman moved up 11 spaces to No. 61. in the U.S. News and World Report Best College's National Liberal Arts Colleges 2017 rankings. The College is also in the top 50 High School Counselor Rankings and the top 100 Best Value Colleges.

Other Rankings and Awards

2019: Spelman is included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 edition, labeled one of the Best and Most Interesting Four-Year Institutions

2018: Spelman is ranked 101 out of 1,054 colleges in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed 2018 College Rankings.

2017: In a Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College survey, Spelman was ranked #3 for Students' Top Schools for Inspiration.
WSJ: Where College Students Are Most Inspired by Their Peers

2016: The 2016 Open Doors report by the Institute of International Education ranked Spelman 29th among the top 40 baccalaureate institutions leading in study abroad in the United States.
A Champion for International Education Joins Diversity Abroad Advisory Council

2016: Spelman ranked as a Top Overall Producer of Gilman Scholars among small colleges.

2016: Spelman College has been ranked among the top 20 Best Women's Colleges 2016.

2016: Essence and Money Magazine rank Spelman #6 among top 50 colleges and universities in the country for Black students.

2015: Spelman ranked No. 1 among small schools that provide alumnae/i for the Teach for America corps. 

2015: Spelman College listed among College Magazine's top 10 schools for activists.

2015: Spelman College is listed among Sierra's annual 2015 Cool Schools.