Parents and families are a vital extension of our Claflin family. This page was created as a reference for you as you support your student's journey toward becoming a visionary leader.

As a parent, guardian or family member of a current or future Claflin student, you play an important role in his or her academic career. That's why we are committed to keeping you in the loop and fully-informed right here. Catch up on University news, learn about important deadlines and find useful tools and information to help, to nudge or to champion your student through every marker and milestone in their education.

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U.S. News & World Report ranked us as one of "America’s Best Colleges" for 12 consecutive years, #1 in the South among 80 schools nationally for our “Strong Commitment to Teaching,” #2 in Annual Alumni Giving (36%) among Top Tier Colleges in the South and #1 among HBCUs, and calls us the #1 best college value

Forbes.com named us the top HBCU in the U.S., among the top 4% of all colleges and universities in the country, and ranked us in the top third of the nation’s colleges and universities as a “Best College Buy”

Washington Monthly lists us as the #10 overall baccalaureate college or university.

Consumer Digest selected us as the #3 best value among top private colleges and universities nationally

Chronicle of Higher Education ranked us #2 for retention rate among very selective HBCUs

For the sixth consecutive year, Claflin was named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll – the highest award a university can receive for its service efforts

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