Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Alabama A&M University
Normal, Alabama – Founded as “Colored Normal School at Huntsville”

Alabama State University
Montgomery, Alabama – Founded as “Lincoln Normal School of Marion”

Bishop State Community College
Online courses, distance learning, continuing education, technical training.

Concordia College, Selma
Selma, Alabama – Known as “Alabama Lutheran Academy and Junior College” until 1981.

Drake State Technical College
From its inception, J. F. Drake State Technical College has been committed to training individuals for employment in vocational, technical and industrial pursuits.

Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, Alabama – Founded as “Alabama School of Trades”

J. F. Drake State Technical College
Huntsville, Alabama – Founded as “Huntsville State Vocational Technical School”

Lawson State Community College
Bessemer, Alabama.
Miles College
Fairfield, Alabama – Known as “Miles Memorial College” until 1941.

Oakwood College
Since 1896, Oakwood College has provided students the opportunity to enter its halls of learning in preparation for service to community, country, and the world.

Selma University
Selma, Alabama – Founded as “Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School”

Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, Alabama – Founded as “J.P. Shelton Trade School”

Stillman College
Stillman is an institution of higher education founded by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama in1876.

Talladega College
Formed in 1865, Talladega College, serves as important, educational resource, eastern Alabama.

Trenholm State Technical College
Montgomery, Alabama – Founded as “John M. Patterson Technical School.

Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama – Founded as Tuskegee Institute.

Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, Arkansas – Founded as “Minister’s Institute.

Philander Smith College
Philander Smith College :: Little Rock, Arkansas.

Shorter College
Providing quality higher education, enabling and encouraging student commitment to active life-long learning, personal spiritual values, responsible citizenship, and community and societal leadership in a global context.

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a state supported Land Grant Institution, Historically Black College University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Originally known as Branch Normal College.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
Through innovative basic science, the University conducts education, patient care and research programs- training physicians and allied health professionals to provide care to under served populations.

Delaware State University
Dover, Delaware – Founded as “The State College for Colored Students”

District of Columbia
Howard University
Washington, District of Columbia.

University of the District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia – Founded as “Miner Normal School”

Bethune-Cookman College
Bethune-Cookman College, a comprehensive college, which offers degrees in liberal arts as well as professional fields, such as business, education and nursing. A United Methodist Church-affiliated school, the college has a diverse and international student population of more than 2,500 and a solid reputation for academic excellence.

Edward Waters College
Jacksonville, Florida – Founded as “Brown Theological Institute”

Florida A & M University
Florida A&M University is a four-year, public, co-educational and fully accredited institution of higher learning.

Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens, Florida – Founded as “Florida Baptist Institute in Live Oak”

Manatee Community College
The partners of Manatee Community College have established a welcoming enviroment for the community to study and enjoy the rich contributions to American history made by Black Americans.

Albany State University
Albany, Georgia – Founded as “Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute”

Clark Atlanta Unive
Providing a quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education to a student body that is predominantly African-American and also diversified by students from various other racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Fort Valley State College
Only 20 miles southwest of Macon, Fort Valley is a comprehensive institution providing an educational experience of exceptional quality.

Interdenominational Theological Center
Atlanta, Georgia.

Miles College
Miles College, Historically Black College (HBCU), founded in 1905, private liberal arts institution, of the CME Church, proud history of producing teachers, preachers, community leaders, and politicians.

Morehouse College
Ranked twice as the number one college in the nation for educating African American students by Black Enterprise magazine, Morehouse College is the nation’s largest, private liberal arts college for African-American men.

Morehouse School of Medicine
The Morehouse School of Medicine is a historically black institution established to recruit and train minority and other students as physicians, biomedical scientists, and public healthcare professionals committed to the primary healthcare needs of the underserved.

Morris Brown College
Morris Brown is proud of its tradition of serving the educational needs of the best and the brightest young minds, while simultaneously providing educational support to students who might not otherwise receive the opportunity to compete on the college level.

Paine College
Paine College is a Historically Black, private, church-related, four-year, co-educational college. Through its residential, commuter, and off-site units, Paine College strives to develop self-sufficient and productive citizens committed to intellectual pursuits and aesthetic appreciation in a global society.

Savannah State College
For over 100 years, Savannah State University has provided a high quality inspiring education to students from throughout Georgia.

Spelman College
Private, independent, liberal arts, historically Black college for women, founded in 1881.

Chicago State University
On campus, there are ample opportunities for students to be involved in student government, clubs, and organizations and most activities are free to the general public.

Kentucky State University
KSU’s educational mission, though centered on degree programs that emphasize liberal studies, also places considerable importance on the University’s public service commitments.

Dillard University
Dillard University is a private, historically black, liberal arts institution. Dillard has as its purpose the development of graduates who are broadly educated, culturally aware, concerned with improving the human condition and able to meet the competitive demands of a global and technologically advanced society.

Grambling State University
Grambling, Louisiana – Founded as “Colored Industrial and Agricultural School”

Southern University and A&M College
Southern University and A&M College-Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Southern University at New Orleans
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) is a senior state institution of higher learning.

Southern University at Shreveport
Shreveport, Louisiana – Part of the Southern University System.

Xavier University
Xavier University of Louisiana is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is the promotion of a more just and humane society. To this end, Xavier prepares its students to assume roles of leadership and service in society.

Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland – Founded as “Baltimore Normal School”

Historically black college, Baltimore, MD., high quality undergraduate and graduate education with arts, sciences, preprofessional and professional areas such as teacher education, and nursing.

Morgan State University
Morgan State, Maryland’s Public Urban University located in Baltimore, is a historically Black university, a prime example of higher education in a diverse culture.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Historically black college, founded in 1886.

Lewis College of Business
Detroit, Michigan – Founded as “Lewis Business College.

Alcorn State University
Alcorn State University is a land-grant, liberal arts, science and teacher education public institution with programs in selected professional areas such as business and nursing.

Coahoma Community College
Coahoma County, Mississippi – Founded as “Coahoma County Agricultural High School”

Hinds Community College at Utica
Utica, Mississippi – Founded as “Utica Junior College”

Jackson State University
Jackson State University – Mississippi’s Urban University.

Rust College
Holly Springs, Mississippi – Known as “Shaw University” until 1882.

Tougaloo College
Tougaloo College is a private, historically black, liberal arts institution, accessible to all persons regardless of race, ethnic origin, religion or creed. The College prepares students to be imaginative, self-directed, lifelong learners and mindful thinkers, committed to leadership and services in a global society by offering a high quality liberal studies program.

Harris-Stowe State University
St. Louis, Missouri – Founded as “St. Louis Normal School.

Lincoln University
Lincoln University of Missouri.

North Carolina
Barber-Scotia College
Concord, North Carolina – Founded as two institutions, Scotia Seminary and Barber Memorial College.

Bennett College
Bennett College – For Women – Greensboro, North Carolina.

Elizabeth City State University
Current enrollment being 2,470 students, the highest enrollment in the institution’s history. Today, the faculty and student body are increasingly multicultural. There are 862 acres of land, of which 200 represent the campus proper.

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville State University – A Constituent Institution of the University of North Carolina.

Johnson C. Smith University
Ranked twice by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best comprehensive colleges in the South, Johnson C. Smith University continues to be a leader among private liberal arts colleges in the nation.

Livingstone College
Livingstone College is a coeducational, residential, church related college located in Salisbury, the county seat of Rowan County, North Carolina.

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University website.

North Carolina Central University
North Carolina Central University is a comprehensive university offering programs at the baccalaureate, master’s, professional and selected doctoral levels.

Saint Augustine’s College
Saint Augustine’s College Website.

Shaw University
Shaw University is the oldest historically Black university in the South. Located in Raleigh, NC.

Winston Salem State University
Winston-Salem State University is a premier public institution that develops the skills and values students need to contribute and succeed in the changing economy of the 21st Century.

Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio – Originally a department at Wilberforce University.

Wilberforce University is a unique institution located in a state rich in America’s private college tradition. Founded prior to the end of slavery in 1856, it is the nation’s oldest, private African-American university.

Langston University
Langston, Oklahoma – Founded as “Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University”

Oklahoma’s only historically black college, (HBCU)—Langston University. Langston University, sits “high on a throne with royal mien.”

Cheyney University
Established in 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania cherishes its legacy as America’s oldest historically Black institution of higher education.

Lincoln University
During the first one hundred years of its existence, Lincoln graduated approximately 20 percent of the Black physicians and more than 10 percent of the Black attorneys in the United States.

South Carolina
Allen University
Columbia, South Carolina – Founded as “Payne Institute”

Benedict College
Columbia, South Carolina – Founded as “Benedict Institute”

Claflin College
In America’s Best Colleges 2003, U.S. News & World Report ranks Claflin number 4 in the “Top Five” and a number two “Best Value” among Southern Comprehensive colleges for students working toward a bachelor’s degree.

Clinton Junior College
Rock Hill, South Carolina – Founded as “Clinton Institute.

Denmark Technical College
Denmark, South Carolina – Founded as “Denmark Area Trade School

Morris College
Sumter, South Carolina

South Carolina State University
Since 1896, South Carolina State University has maintained a legacy of excellence in education.

Voorhees College
Voorhees College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Fisk University
Founded in 1866, Fisk University is one of America’s finest institutions of higher education. While the University has a strong foundation in the liberal arts, we pride ourselves in our contribution to the nation’s ranks of great scientists and businesspersons.

Knoxville College
Knoxville (Mechanicsville), Tennessee

Lane College
Jackson, Tennessee – Founded as “Colored Methodist Episcopal High School.

LeMoyne-Owen College
Memphis, Tennessee – Founded as “LeMoyne Normal and Commercial School” (elementary school until 1870)

Meharry Medical College
Meharry Medical College which, since its founding in 1876, has provided superior health sciences education primarily to African Americans and other students of color.

Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University, located in Nashville, is a major, comprehensive urban land-grant institution offering 45 bachelor’s degrees and 24 master’s degrees.

Huston-Tillotson University
Austin, Texas – Founded as “Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute”

Jarvis Christian College
Jarvis Christian College has been affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since its inception. Jarvis is a residential campus that supports students during their college years.

Paul Quinn College
Paul Quinn College is an independent undergraduate, coeducational, residential institution that is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Prairie View A&M University
Founded in 1876, Prairie View A&M University is the second oldest institution of higher education in Texas. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees in 39 academic majors, 31 master’s degrees and four doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools.

Southwestern Christian College
Southwestern Christian College, founded and sponsored by members of Churches of Christ, is accredited as a four-year (level II), educational college (limited to Bachelor’s degree in Bible and Religious Education), with a two-year associate program in the liberal arts.

St. Philip’s College
San Antonio, Texas – Founded as “St. Philip’s Sewing Class for Girls.

Texas College
Tyler, Texas.

Texas Southern University
Founded as the Texas State University for Negroes and given its current moniker in 1951, the University’s primary mission was to establish a creditable college for African American students.

Wiley College
Marshall, Texas – Named for Isaac William Wiley.

Hampton University
Hampton University is a comprehensive institution of higher education dedicated to the promotion of learning, building of character, and preparation of promising students.

Norfolk State University
Norfolk, Virginia – Founded as “Norfolk Unit of Virginia Union University”

St. Paul’s College
Saint Paul’s College is a a private, church-related, coeducational institution with a Christian heritage.

Virginia State University
Virginia State University – Petersburg, Virginia.

Virginia Union University
Virginia Union University has been teaching, working, improving, and growing into a highly respected private liberal arts institution.

Virginia University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Virginia – Founded as “Lynchburg Baptist Seminary”

West Virginia
Bluefield State College
As an historically black, open admissions institution, Bluefield State College prepares students for challenging careers, graduate study, informed citizenship, community involvement, and public service in an ever-changing global society.

West Virginia State University
Kanawha County, West Virginia -Founded as “West Virginia Colored Institute”