"HBCUs are an integral part of the nation's higher education system, particularly when it comes to bright futures for African-American students," says higher ed expert Dr. Matthew Lynch, and we couldn't agree more. These are his picks for the top HBCUs for 2012-2013 based on "graduation statistics, available financial aid, world-renowned academic programs, strides in diversity, and a variety of other factors." View the full descriptions here.

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Source: Used with permission from Dr. Matthew Lynch, The Edvocate. View the original article here.

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