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Johnson C. Smith University Listed as a Top HBCU Psychology Program

Research firm spotlights schools notable for educational quality and affordability in 2021

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Charlotte, N.C. / March 23, 2021 -, a leading higher education research and resource provider in the psychology space, has announced its 2021 rankings for the top undergraduate psychology programs offered by the nation's best HBCUs. The company researched programs from around the nation to highlight the very best in this important field.

"Finding the top schools offering the highest quality psychology programs for undergraduate students required us to weigh a number of different factors," Jason Samarin, founder and CEO of said. "Our data experts spent months researching the psychology degree programs at the nation's top Historically Black Colleges and Universities to find those schools that truly stood out when it comes to academics, curriculum, affordability and student support."

“Johnson C. Smith University has a strong psychology faculty, curriculum, and committed students,” said Dr. Ruth Greene, professor of Psychology at JCSU. “We have consistently focused on academic and career success to prepare students for graduate study and for careers to improve the world around us. We are delighted that we have been recognized by the National Center for Educational Statistics.”

Dr. Matthew DeForrest, interim dean of the College of Arts and Letters adds, “This is a well-deserved recognition of the dedication and commitment of our psychology faculty to their students and their program. We are all proud of the work they do and of our students’ accomplishments.”

The ranking methodology evaluated metrics designed to determine appeal to prospective students, including student-to-faculty ratios and enrollment rates for accepted students, as well as factoring in acceptance rates, graduation rates, tuition costs, and other data points. The 2021 rankings use the most recent data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics as provided through their IPEDS and College Navigator platforms, as well as information provided on the universities' websites, among other sources.

To be eligible for placement in rankings, schools must be an accredited public or private not-for-profit institution and submit an annual report to the National Center for Education Statistics.

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