Claflin University: Tiny South Carolina school shoots for the stars

Founded in 1869 by the United Methodist Church, Claflin College ranks 9th in the nation’s Top 20 historically black colleges and universities, according to the U.S. News and World Report. It was the seventh year in a row that the school has cracked the Top 10. As part of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s three-part series  examining the viability of the nation’s HBCUs, Claflin was one of several colleges the newspaper visited to get a sense of how some HBCUs are faring in 2018.