Spelman College, an all-women's school in Atlanta, boasts strong alumnae earnings $9,000 above the Georgia median for Black graduates and $8,000 above what other women with the same degree earn in the state.
The school boasts a 75% completion rate and just 5% of students default on their loans. More than half of Spelman's student body are Pell recipients, indicating Spelman offers a high economic value for lower-income students. However, these strong student outcomes do have a higher price tag. The university is the most expensive HBCU by annual net price at $45,751, and has a more selective admissions rate of 39%.
Earnings data shows Spelman's strongest programs for salary include sociology and math, where alumnae are top earners in their field of study.