Historical Black Colleges and Universities Continued

    0
    49

    Coppin State University
    Baltimore, MD
    Year Founded: 1900
    (410) 951-3000 / (800)
    635-3674
    www.coppin.edu

    Coppin State University is one of the Historical Black Colleges & Universities
    (HBCU). Coppin is one of the African American universities offering courses at
    the undergraduate and graduate levels. Like many black colleges, Coppin has
    famous alumni in such fields as law enforcement (Bishop L. Robinson), politics
    (Vera Welcome), and professional sports (Larry Stewart).

    Concordia College

    Selma, Alabama
    Year founded: 1922
    (334)-874-5700
    www.concordiaselma.edu

    Concordia College, Selma, is one of the 10 universities operated by the
    Missouri Synod of the Lutheran
    Church. A member of the
    country’s Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU), Concordia College,
    Selma, while considered as one of the nation’s African American universities or
    black colleges, represents a diverse racial, geographic and economic
    cross-section of students. It is the only HBCU in the Concordia system.

    Delaware State University
    Dover, DE
    Year Founded: 1891
    (302) 857-6060 daytime / (302) 857-6290 evening
    www.desu.edu

    Delaware State University is one of the Historical Black Colleges & Universities
    (HBCU). DSU is one of the African American universities that offers degrees
    through the doctoral level. Like many black colleges, DSU has famous alumni in
    such fields as politics (Wayne Gilchrest), the media (Maxine Lewis), and
    professional sports (Shaheer McBride).

    Denmark Technical College
    Denmark, S.C.
    Year Founded: 1947
    (803) 793-5176
    www.denmarktech.edu

    Denmark Technical College, one of the country’s Historical Black Colleges &
    Universities (HBCU), provides cost-accessible education to students with
    various educational and socioeconomic backgrounds. Denmark Tech, like several
    black colleges, offers courses in a variety of fields. Programs offered by
    Denmark include associate degrees, certifications, and diplomas. Upon
    completion of programs, students are equipped to continue on to other colleges
    and African American universities, should they choose.

    Dillard University
    New Orleans, LA
    Year Founded: 1869
    (504) 283-8822
    www.dillard.edu

    Dillard University, one of the Historical Black Colleges &
    Universities (HBCU), was ranked as one of the top ten HBCUs among African
    American universities, and as one of the top ten liberal arts schools. Like
    many black colleges, DU has famous alumni in such fields as medicine (Mitchell
    Spellman), law (Revius Ortique), and higher education (Dr. Sandra
    Harris-Hooker).

    Edward Waters College
    Jacksonville, FL
    Year Founded: 1866
    (904) 470-8000 / (888) 898-3191
    www.ewc.edu

    Edward Waters College offers undergraduate degrees. Edward Water College is one of the
    Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and, as is the case with
    African American universities throughout the country, serves students who may
    otherwise find higher education inaccessible. Like many black colleges, EWC has
    a racially and socio-economically diverse student body.

    Elizabeth City State University
    Elizabeth City, NC
    Year Founded: 1891
    (252) 335-3400
    www.ecsu.edu

    Elizabeth City State University, one of the Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU),
    maintains a student-centered environment and approach to learning. ECSU is one
    of the accredited African American universities to offer courses in a number of
    fields. Like many black colleges, ECSU has alumni of notoriety such as Larry
    Johnson, Sr., and Johnnie Walton, who have gone on to be recruited by
    professional ball clubs.

    Fayetteville State University
    Fayetteville, NC
    Year Founded: 1867
    (910) 672-1111

    Fayetteville State University, one of the Historical Black Colleges
    & Universities (HBCU), has become a highly respected postsecondary
    institution within the University
    of North Carolina System.
    Fayetteville State is one of the fully accredited African American universities
    to offer courses in a number of fields. Like many black colleges, FSU has a
    number of alumni who have become professional ball players, such as Blenda Gay
    and Sylvester “Junkyard Dog” Ritter.

    Fisk University
    Nashville, TN
    Year Founded: 1866
    (615) 329-8500
    www.fisk.edu

    Fisk University, one of the historical black colleges & universities (HBCU),
    has been ranked by Princeton Review among the top 15 percent of the nation’s
    universities. Fisk is one of the fully accredited African American universities
    to offer courses in several fields at undergraduate and graduate levels. Like
    many black colleges, Fisk has notable alumni, including W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B.
    Wells, Percy Julian, John Hope Franklin, Alma Powell and Mandisa.

    Florida A&M University
    Tallahassee, FL
    Year Founded: 1887
    (850) 599-3000
    www.famu.edu

    Florida A&M University is one of the Historical Black Colleges & Universities
    (HBCU), is one of the State University System of Florida’s institutions. FAMU
    is one of the fully accredited African American universities to offer courses
    in the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. Like many black colleges,
    FAMU has a number of alumni who have achieved positions of notoriety within
    their respective fields.

    Florida Memorial University
    Miami Gardens, FL
    Year Founded: 1879
    (305) 626-3600
    www.fmuniv.edu

    Florida Memorial University offers courses in a number of fields. As one of the Historical
    Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU), it has a stellar track record for
    graduating students who become teachers. Like many black colleges/African
    American universities, FMU has many alumni who have achieved positions of
    infamy in their respective fields, such as Barrington Irving, Jr. (the first
    and youngest black pilot to fly around the globe solo).

    Fort Valley State University
    Valley, Georgia
    Year Founded: 1890
    478-825-6211
    www.fvsu.edu

    For 120 years, Fort
    Valley State
    University has built a
    student body rich in African-American culture. One of three Historical Black
    Colleges & Universities in Georgia, it offers 50 bachelor and masters
    degrees. This HBCU boasts the second largest public campus not only among
    African American universities, but in Georgia also. Like many black colleges,
    it encourages students to build a strong commitment to personal and
    intellectual growth.

    Gadsden State Community College 
    Gadsden, Al
    Year Founded: 1925
    (256) 549-8200
    http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/

    Gadsden State Community College is a member of the Historical Black Colleges & Universities,
    offering two-year associate degrees and technical training. Many students
    transfer to African American universities after completing two years of their
    penultimate four-year degrees. Like other black colleges and HBCUs, Gadsden
    State Community College emphasizes preparing its students for lifetime
    professional success at an affordable cost. The school hosts an annual beauty
    pageant.

    Grambling State University
    Grambling, Louisiana
    Year Founded: 1901
    1-800-569-4714
    www.gram.edu

    Grambling State University is a leader among Historical Black Colleges & Universities
    with a 384-acre campus. The school is one of many African American universities
    home to legendary football coaches like Eddie Robinson. The HBCU offers 46
    academic programs across a variety of subjects, with nationally-recognized
    excellence nursing, business, computer science and education. It was the first
    of the black colleges to host a sitting President in its marching band.

    Hampton University
    Hampton, Virginia
    Year Founded: 1868 
    (757) 727-5000
    www.hamptonu.edu

    Hampton University is one of oldest privately funded historical black colleges &
    universities on the east coast. This well-established HBCU offers undergrad, masters
    and doctoral courses in technical and liberal arts fields. Hampton University
    has been rated among the top African American universities in the world, with a
    community of students from 35 countries and territories and nearly every state
    in America,
    making it one of the most popular black colleges.

    Harris-Stowe University
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Year Founded: 1857
    (314) 340-3366
    http://www.hssu.edu

    Harris-Stowe University, formerly Harris-Stowe College, is the first of the Historical
    Black Colleges & Universities to be an education institution for public
    teachers. With HBCU, they are one of the oldest black colleges, their degree
    programs focus on education. As many African American universities, they
    currently offer 12 different academic studies in Information Systems, Computer
    Technology, Business Administration, Urban Specialization, Teacher Education,
    and General Education.

    Hinds Community College at Utica
    Utica, MS
    Year Founded: 1917
    601-885-7080
    lrc.hindscc.edu

    Hinds Community College at Utica is part of a six-campus community college, making it
    the largest of black colleges in Mississippi.
    Of the local African American Universities, Hinds is known for two-year degree
    programs.

    One of the historical black colleges and universities of the
    South, Hinds Community College is recognized for its agricultural programs.
    This HBCU has turned out notable football players such as Brad Banks and Leon
    Letts.

    Howard University
    Washington, DC
    Year Founded: 1867
    (202) 806-6100
    www.howard.edu

    Howard University, one of the great African American universities and flagship of
    the Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU), offers a comprehensive
    set of academic programs. The distinguished black college has a long list of
    notable alumni, including poet Toni Morrison, actress Phylicia Rashad, Sen. Ed
    Brooke, Mayor David Dinkins, Ambassador Patricia Harris and many others.

    It is located on 258 acres in the vibrant Washington, D.C.

    Huston-Tillotson University

    Austin, Texas
    Year Founded: 1875 
    512-505-3000 
    http://www.htu.edu/ 

    Huston-Tillotson University is one of the black colleges whose graduates succeed in the real
    world. HT readies students for careers in business and liberal arts. As one of
    many Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), it assists students
    in exploring their religious identity. As part of the network of African
    American universities, it prides itself on giving students effective
    communication tools for participating in American life.

    Interdenominational Theological Center
    Atlanta, Georgia 
    Year Founded: 1958 
    (404) 527-7700
    www.itc.edu

    The Interdenominational Theological Center is an affiliation of
    denominational seminaries located in the Atlanta,
    Georgia area.
    Founded in 1958, the Interdenominational Theological Center is one of the 105
    Historical Black Colleges& Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. The Interdenominational Theological Center
    works with HCBUs, as well as with other black colleges and African American
    universities, to jointly provide an array of resources for its students.

    J. F. Drake
    State Technical
    College

    Huntsville, AL
    Year Founded: 1961
    (256) 539-8161
    www.dstc.cc.al.us

    J. F. Drake State
    Technical College, one of many black colleges, offers certificates, diplomas and
    associates degrees in the applied technologies. One of the Historical Black
    Colleges & Universities (HBCU) in the US, Drake State is a two-year
    institution divided into five divisions. With diverse course offerings creating
    a variety of career paths, their motto “Our Graduates Work” compliments this African American University’s
    educational mission.

    Jackson State University
    Jackson, Mississippi
    Year Founded: 1877
    (800) 848-8817
    www.jsums.edu

    A member of the 105 Historical Black Colleges & Universities
    (HBCUs), Jackson State University
    has grown from one of many small black colleges in the late 1800s to one of the
    major African American universities today. JCU welcomes capable students of all
    diverse backgrounds who strive for excellence. JCU has built a reputation for
    its achievements in computational computing, education and human development, communications
    technology, homeland security and nanotechnology.

    Jarvis Christian College
    Hawkins, Texas
    Year Founded: 1913
    (903) 769-5700
    www.jarvis.edu

    Jarvis Christian College is one of several private black colleges founded in the early
    1900s by prominent citizens with Christian affiliations. As a prestigious HBCU,
    Jarvis Christian College is dedicated to empowering students and providing a
    global college experience students expect from larger African American
    universities. Like many historical black colleges & universities, the Jarvis Christian
    College focuses social
    responsibility, ethics and faith along with a traditional liberal arts college
    curriculum.

    Johnson C. Smith University
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Year Founded: 1867
    (704) 378-1000
    www.jcsu.edu

    Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU), a member of the 105 Historical
    Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States, is one of the
    Best Comprehensive Colleges in the South. Historically a Black College, JCSU is
    ranked highly among its fellow HBCUs and other African American Universities
    and has a great reputation for its technological integration. JCSU currently
    provides laptop computers to every student.

    Kentucky State University
    Frankfort, KY
    Year Founded: 1886
    (502) 597-6000
    http://www.kysu.edu

    Kentucky State
    University, Kentucky’s smallest public university, has proud history as one of the
    country’s first black colleges.

    Its 900-acre campus features historic and state-of-the-art
    buildings, and its location in the state’s capital allows KSU, one of the
    Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU), to offer unique government
    internships. 

    African American University KSU has progressed to become the most
    diverse public institution in the state.

    Knoxville College
    Knoxville, Tennessee
    Year Founded: 1875
    (865) 524-5525
    www.knoxvillecollege.edu

    Founded in 1875 and now considered one of 105 Historical Black
    Colleges & Universities (HBCUs), Knoxville College enrolls 600 black
    students in a private, four-year, coeducational, liberal arts curriculum. Knoxville maintains a
    strong history of commitment to its surrounding community and black colleges,
    encouraging its students to work with members of the local community, while
    advancing the educational and practical experience of its students at the same
    time.

    Lane College
    Jackson, Tennessee
    Year Founded: 1882
    (731) 426-7500
    www.lanecollege.edu

    Founded in 1882 and established primarily for the education of
    freed slaves and black college, Lane College today flourishes as a small, private,
    coeducational, liberal arts center of higher learning. Along with other
    distinguished African American universities, Lane College is a member of the
    Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). The Lane College
    faculty work together with students to provide a culture of technology
    throughout their educational experience.

    Langston University
    Langston, Oklahoma
    Year Founded: 1897
    (877) 466-2231
    www.lunet.edu

    Founded in 1897 as one of many black colleges and African American
    universities, Langston
    University is a part of
    the nation’s Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs). Langston
    University has developed an international reputation for excellence in the
    field of agricultural research. Langston
    University currently
    maintains an open door admissions policy, enrolling a diverse student body and
    strives to educate individuals to become leaders in their communities.

    Lawson State Community College
    Birmingham, Alabama 
    Year Founded: 1949
    (205) 929-6309
    www.ls.cc.al.us

    By enactment of the Wallace Patterson Trade School Act of 1947, Lawson State
    Community College opened
    its doors with other black colleges to make post-secondary education available
    to all individuals. As one of the nation’s Historical Black Colleges &
    Universities (HBCUs), Lawson
    State Community
    College, as with other African American
    universities, pursues a mission to provide an excellent education to all its
    students.

    LeMoyne-Owen College
    Memphis, Tennessee
    Year Founded: 1871
    (901) 774-9090
    www.loc.edu

    Founded in 1871, LeMoyne-Owen College (LOC) is a private, four
    year co-educational liberal arts school. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, LOC is
    one of 105 Historical Black Colleges and Universities in the United States. LOC
    seeks to provide a vigorous educational experience for students who
    career-minded, focused, urban students in pursuit of service and professional
    careers. Notable alumni include two mayors for the city of Memphis.

    Lewis College of Business
    Detroit, Michigan
    Year Founded: 1928
    (313) 862-6300
    www.lewiscollege.edu

    Founded in 1928 and located in Detroit, Michigan,
    Lewis College of Business is one of many black colleges, distinguished by its
    inclusion in the Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU). Lewis
    College of Business offers business and liberal arts degrees. Lewis College of
    Business seeks to provide socially relevant applications of knowledge, as do
    other African American universities.

    Lincoln University
    Chester County, PA
    Year Founded: 1854
    (800) 790-0191
    http://www.lincoln.edu/

    Lincoln University, founded in
    1854, was the first Historically Black College (HBCU) in the US. In the
    African American university’s 150 year-history, alumni include Thurgood
    Marshall, Langston Hughes and the Presidents of Nigeria and Ghana. Lincoln offers undergraduate and graduate programs and its
    422-acre campus, located in rolling Pennsylvania
    between Philadelphia and Baltimore, reveals an inviting and vibrant
    black college.

    Lincoln University of Missouri
    Jefferson City, Missouri
    Year Founded: 1,856
    (314) 681-5074
    www.lincoln.edu

    Founded in 1866 as one of the black colleges, Lincoln University
    of Missouri is a distinguished member of the national Historical Black Colleges
    & Universities (HBCU). Lincoln University of Missouri now offers degrees in
    the liberal arts, business and the sciences. While historically one of the
    African American universities, Lincoln now provides a compressive array of
    educational programs to a diverse student population.

    Livingstone College
    Salisbury, North
    Carolina
    Year Founded: 1879
    (800) 835-3435 
    www.livingstone.edu

    Founded in 1879 as a black college, Livingstone
    College is one of the nation’s 105 Historical Black Colleges
    and Universities (HBCUs). Livingstone College is a private, four-year college
    affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Livingstone
    College offers programs to award the B.A., B.S., and other degrees. Notable
    alumni of this African American university include Ben Coates and Wilmont
    Perry, both former NFL players.

    Meharry Medical College
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Year Founded: 1876
    (615) 327-6111
    www.mmc.edu

    Founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 1876, Meharry Medical
    College was the first
    black medical college in the south for African Americans. As a distinguished
    member of the nation’s Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs),
    Meharry Medical College is the largest private African American University
    dedicated to educating health care professionals and scientists. Notable alumni
    of Meharry Medical
    College include accomplished
    physicians across the United
    States and throughout the world.

    Miles College
    Birmingham, AL
    Year Founded: 1898
    (205) 923-2771
    www.miles.edu

    A member of the United Negro Fund, Miles
    College was established in Fairfield, Ala.
    as a black college. Recognized as one of the nation’s Historical Black Colleges
    and Universities (HBCU), Miles College maintains an open admissions policy and
    offers liberal arts degrees to students as one of the elite African American
    universities. Notable alumni of Miles
    College include business
    leaders, teachers, physicians and legislators. 

    Mississippi Valley State University
    Itta Bena, Mississippi
    Year Founded: 1950
    (662) 254-3347
    www.mvsu.edu

    Mississippi Valley State University
    is one of the leading Historical
    Black Colleges
    and Universities (HBCU) in the south. This black college prepares students for
    life following school, training graduates with skills designed for success.
    MVSU faculty, counselors and staff are present to develop skills at
    undergraduate and graduate levels. MVSU is a leader amongst African American
    universities, with curriculum tailored for a successful education and career.

    Morehouse College
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Year Founded: 1867
    (404) 215-2632
    www.morehouse.edu

    Morehouse College is one of the
    Historical Black Colleges & Universities in the United States and is known for
    producing African-American leaders. Many Black Colleges and African American
    Universities are considered HBCU. However, Morehouse College is the only
    all-male African American HBCU. It came into distinction internationally under
    Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the leader of
    the civil rights movement.

    Morehouse School of Medicine 
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Year Founded: 1975
    404-752-1500
    www.msm.edu

    Founded in 1975, Morehouse School of Medicine has made a name for
    itself by being the first medical school established among Historical Black
    Colleges & Universities. This HBCU is fully accredited and offers the best
    medical doctorate and master degrees throughout all black colleges and African
    American universities. Morehouse School of Medicine created the Satcher Health
    Leadership Institute to eliminate disparities in public health.

    Morgan State University
    Baltimore, MD
    Year Founded: 1867
    (410) 319-3333
    www.morgan.edu

    Morgan State University is the largest of the Historical Black
    Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in Maryland and a
    designated public urban university. A historically black college, Morgan State
    has a diverse student body of all socio-economic backgrounds. While a public
    African American university, Morgan State is not part of the University System
    of Maryland. Morgan
    State offers several
    graduate programs, including an African American studies degree.

    Morris Brown College
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Year Founded: 1881
    (404) 220-0270
    www.morrisbrown.edu

    Founded in 1881 and considered a historically black college, Morris Brown
    College is one of 105 Historical Black
    Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in
    the United States.
    Located near Atlanta, this African American university offers technology
    programs, scientific research opportunities and a liberal arts education to
    African American men and women in a small classroom setting. Among notable
    alumni are business leaders and former and current NFL athletes.

    Morris College
    Sumter, S.C.
    Year Founded: 1908
    803-775-9371
    www.morris.edu

    Known as South Carolina’s Best Kept Secret, Morris College helps
    students using traditional Christian values. This four-year private school is
    part of HBCU and former WWII Tuskegee Airman Dr. Leroy Bowman is an alum. Like
    other black colleges and African American universities, Morris College uses a
    Baptist foundation to promote leadership and community activism. Historical
    black colleges & universities like Morris provide college educations to
    underprivileged via financial aid programs.

    Norfolk State University
    Norfolk, Virginia
    Year Founded: 1935
    804-683-8600
    www.nsu.edu

    For 75 years, Norfolk
    State University
    has served as a HBCU and member of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.
    Boasting one of the largest student bodies among black colleges and African
    American universities in Virginia, Norfolk State offers two doctorates, 15
    masters and 36 undergraduate degrees. Norfolk State
    University strives to
    offer the highest quality yet most affordable education throughout all
    historical black colleges & universities.

    North Carolina A&T State University
    Greensboro, North
    Carolina
    Year Founded: 1891
    919-334-7500
    www.ncat.edu

    North Carolina A&T State University
    is the largest public HBCU (Historical Black Colleges & Universities) in North Carolina. Boasting
    one of the largest enrollments among black colleges and African American
    universities, NC A&T offers nationally-ranked degree programs in
    engineering and a major partnership with NASA. North Carolina A&T
    State University
    is one of the most sought after of all black colleges. 

    North Carolina Central University 

    Durham, North Carolina
    Year Founded: 1910
    919-560-6100
    www.nccu.edu

    Boasting the #1 public HBCU ranking by US News & World Report
    two years in a row, North Carolina Central University is a prominent member of
    Historical Black Colleges & Universities. Offering over 80 undergraduate
    and 40 graduate degrees, North Carolina
    Central University
    provides students one of the biggest varieties of educational opportunities
    among black colleges and African American universities in North Carolina. 

    Oakwood University 
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Year Founded: 1896 
    (205) 726-7000 
    http://www.oakwood.edu

    Oakwood University, a private HBCU, is ranked among the best Historical Black
    Colleges & Universities. Among black colleges, Oakwood is a leader in
    preparing students for medical professions. Extra-curricular activities include
    an award-winning choir and championship sports teams. The alumni of Oakwood,
    including musicians Little Richard and Brian McKnight, civil rights activists,
    politicians and a number of evangelists, help distinguish it as one of the
    nation’s top African American universities.

    Paine College
    Augusta, GA
    Year Founded: 1882
    (706) 821-8200
    www.paine.edu

    Founded by the United Methodist Church,
    Paine College
    is a small HBCU located in Augusta,
    Georgia.
    Providing quality liberal arts education is its mission, and like many black
    colleges and African American universities, Paine instills ethical and spiritual
    values into graduates. Among the oldest historical black colleges &
    universities, Paine boasts a long list of notable alumni, including Shirley
    McBay, the first African-American Dean at MIT, and author, film writer Frank
    Yerby.

    Paul Quinn College 
    Dallas, Texas
    Year Founded: 1872
    214-376-1000
    www.pqc.edu

    With the distinction of being the oldest among Historical Black
    Colleges & Universities in Texas, Paul Quinn College is a private, HBCU
    located in Dallas. Started by the African Methodist Episcopal church, Paul
    Quinn College has educated students based on core Christian principles for over
    138 years. Paul Quinn College
    strives to provide a quality, affordable liberal arts education common among
    black colleges and African American universities.

    Philander Smith College 
    Little Rock, Arkansas
    Year Founded: 1877
    501-375-9845
    www.philander.edu

    Like many black colleges and African American universities across
    the country, Philander Smith College was founded on the principles of educating
    recently freed slaves. As a four-year undergraduate HBCU, Philander Smith
    College offers major and minor degree programs in business, education, social
    sciences, arts and physical sciences. Philander Smith College
    is known among Historical Black Colleges & Universities as having the
    youngest HBCU president, Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough.

    Prairie View A&M University 
    Prairie View, Texas
    Year Founded: 1876
    409-857-3311
    www.pvamu.edu

    Prairie View A&M University has been educating students in the deeply rooted traditions of an
    exemplary HBCU. Striving to be best among Historical Black Colleges &
    Universities in Texas, Prairie View offers a variety of degrees. Prairie View
    A&M University
    is known among Texas black colleges and
    African American universities as one of three institutions designated as
    first-class by the Texas
    constitution.

    Rust College
    Holly Springs, Mississippi
    Year Founded: 1866
    601-252-4661
    www.rustcollege.edu

    One of ten Historical Black Colleges & Universities founded
    before 1868 and still operating, Rust College continues to educate students in
    the values of the United Methodist Church and HBCU. Using a fast-paced 8-week
    semester system not typically found among black colleges and African American
    universities, Rust
    College offers associates
    and bachelor degrees in 16 areas of study, including Biology, Business and
    Computer Science.

    Saint Paul’s College 
    Lawrenceville, VA
    Year Founded: 1888
    804-848-3111
    www.saintpauls.edu

    Saint Paul’s College is a four-year
    HBCU situated on 185 acres in Lawrenceville,
    Virginia. Although smaller than
    most Black Colleges and African American Universities, Saint Paul’s College
    focuses on leadership skills development in their students. With degrees in
    liberal arts, business and mathematics, Saint Paul’s College is the only
    college among Historical Black Colleges and Universities to offer a residential
    Single Parent Support System.

    Savannah State University
    Savannah, Georgia
    Year Founded: 1890
    (912)358-4778
    www.savannahstate.edu

    Savannah State University is known as the oldest of the Historical
    Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) in Georgia. The campus is over 173
    acres to hold its growing alumni enrollment. One of the very few black colleges
    that offer four different research centers, of the African American universities
    in existence, this may be the fastest growing.

    Selma University 
    Selma, Alabama
    Year Founded: 1878
    (205) 872-2533
    www.selmauniversity.org

    Selma University, a four-year HBCU, was founded by the Baptist
    Theological School in 1878 and has offered religion education as its primary
    focus ever since. Like many black colleges and African American universities,
    Selma University seeks to create spiritual leaders in the African American
    community. Selma University has the unique distinction of
    being one of the few Historical Black Colleges & Universities to offer
    degrees in religion and bible theology.

    Shaw University 
    Raleigh, NC
    Year Founded: 1865
    919-546-8200
    www.shawuniversity.edu

    As the oldest HBCU in the South, Shaw
    University has humble beginnings among
    Black Colleges
    and African American Universities.
    The first college organized for African Americans, Shaw University was created
    at the end of the Civil War to teach freedom to a new generation of students.
    Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in Education, Theology and
    Liberal Arts at one of the original Historical
    Black Colleges
    and Universities.

    Shelton State Community College 
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Year Founded: 1852
    205-759-1541
    www.sheltonstate.edu

    Shelton State Community College is a two-year HBCU school located
    in Tuscaloosa, AL. Shelton State offers technical and occupational programs in
    music, theater and art at one of the largest Black Colleges and African
    American Universities in Alabama. Shelton State Community College is one of the
    nation’s Historical Black Colleges and Universities. This two campus college
    offers many opportunities to the diverse West Alabama
    population.

    South Carolina State University
    Orangeburg, South
    Carolina
    Year Founded: 1896 
    800-290-5956
    www.scsu.edu

    South Carolina State University is a public, four-year college. Although this school is one of
    many Historical Black Colleges & Universities, it welcomes people of all
    races and ethnicities. It strives to deliver the highest standard of education
    possible, as do all African American universities. Graduates of this school
    have become scholars, just as others have from other black colleges.

    Southern University at A&M College
    Baton Rouge, LA
    (225) 771-4500
    http://web.subr.edu

    Southern University at A&M College is one of the Historical
    Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) that originally had less than 500
    students studying in a small building. This is one of the African American
    Universities offering students the chance to study in the Law program. It was one
    of the first Black Colleges to be visited by Eleanor Roosevelt.

    Southern University at New Orleans 
    New Orleans, Louisiana
    Year Founded: 1956
    504-286-5000
    http://www.suno.edu/

    Southern University at New Orleans
    is one of the Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) offering
    comprehensive curriculums tailored to the cultural and educational needs of the
    New Orleans
    metro area. Like other African American Universities, it has an Honors Program
    producing distinguished alumni. Though this Black College
    was decimated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, has been rebuilt and renovated with
    new resources and refurbished facilities.

    Southern University at Shreveport
    Shreveport, Louisiana
    Year Founded: 1967
    (318) 670-6000
    www.susla.edu

    Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA) is one of the Historical
    Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) of the Southern University System
    (SUS). SUSLA, as one of the African American universities, is the third best
    two-year university, and has a high graduation rate. Like many black colleges,
    SUS has famous alumni, such as Hubert Humphrey and Shaquille O’Neal.

    Southwestern Christian College 
    Terrell, TX 
    Year Founded: 1948
    (214) 524-3341 
    www.swcc.edu

    Members of Churches of Christ founded Southwestern Christian
    College and continue to
    sponsor it. Offering a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible and Religious Education and
    an Associate Program in Liberal Arts, SCC is home to one of only twenty
    still-standing historical Round Houses in the nation. It is one of nine Black Colleges
    and African American
    Universities on the list of Historical
    Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) in Texas.

    Spelman College
    Atlanta, GA
    Year Founded: 1881
    (404)681-3643
    www.spelman.edu

    Spelman College is an all-women’s liberal arts college named after Laura Spelman,
    wife of John D. Rockefeller. Spelman students come from all over the U.S. to
    attend the school, which is part of the Historical Black Colleges &
    Universities (HBCU). Famous alumni of this black college include Bernice
    Johnson Reagon and actress LaTanya Richardson. African American universities
    like Spelman help black women attain quality educations.

    St. Augustine’s College
    Raleigh, North
    Carolina
    Year Founded: 1867
    (919) 516-4200
    www.st-aug.edu

    St. Augustine’s College is one of the Historical Black
    Colleges and Universities
    (HBCUs) founded in 1867 by Episcopal clergy for the education of freed slaves.
    This private institution serves the African American students of North Carolina
    and the United States. The college offers a degree in film production and it
    was the first HBCU operating its own commercial radio and television stations.

    St. Philip’s College
    San Antonio, TX 
    Year Founded: 1898
    (210) 531-359 
    http://www.alamo.edu/spc/

    Founded as St. Philip’s Normal and Industrial School, St. Philip’s
    College is an African American University in the Texas Alamo Community College
    District that offers Liberal Arts and Applied Technology courses. Though
    originally opened to educate emancipated slaves, today this Black College
    is the only federally designated Historical
    Black College
    and University (HBCU) and Hispanic-serving institution with this diverse
    population.

    Stillman College 
    Tuscaloosa, AL 
    Year Founded: 1876
    (205) 349-4240 
    http://www.stillman.edu

    Stillman College is the
    second-oldest HBCU in Alabama.
    This private liberal arts college, one of 11 black colleges in Alabama, is
    noted for its biological sciences, teacher education and business
    administration programs. A leader among African American universities, Stillman
    scored in the top tier for Southern schools according to the U.S. News and
    World Report. A leader among historical black colleges & universities in
    the south, Stillman offers a well-rounded education.

    Talladega College
    Talladega, Alabama
    Year Founded: 1867
    (205) 362-0206
    www.talladega.edu

    Talladega College is distinguished
    to be the oldest of the African American universities in the state of Alabama. Talladega
    College is an accredited liberal arts institution and one of relatively few
    Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) in the US. Talladega College maintains, as all black colleges
    do, a tradition of educating its students by offering workshops, forums and
    lectures by a diverse array of leaders.

    Tennessee State University
    Nashville, Tennessee
    Year Founded: 1912
    (615) 963-5000
    www.tnstate.edu

    Tennessee State University, while undergoing numerous changes
    since its founding, is one of 105 Historical Black Colleges & Universities
    (HBCU) in the US. Located in Nashville, TSU is a comprehensive land-grant
    university, offering many degrees, including numerous doctoral programs. TSU
    has a history of promoting athletics as exemplified by it being the first of
    the black colleges/African American universities to win a national basketball
    title.

    Texas, College

    Tyler, Texas
    Year Founded: 1894
    (903) 593-8311
    www.texascollege.edu

    Texas College, one of the
    Historically Black Colleges and Universities, is located in Tyler, TX,
    and is affiliated with the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. As a HBCU,
    this African American university provides quality academics to a diverse array
    of students, and awards baccalaureate and associate degrees. Texas College
    is renowned for the commitment to service at this black college, as well as for
    personal attention for students. 

    Texas Southern University
    Houston, Texas
    Number of Students: 11,550
    Year Founded: 1947
    (713) 527-7011
    www.tsu.edu

    As one of the largest HBCU’s, Texas Southern University had bold
    beginnings among black colleges and African American universities. In 1946,
    after being declined admission to University of Texas Law School, Meman Sweatt
    won a lawsuit, resulting in the creation of the first African American law
    school in Texas. Among Historical Black Colleges & Universities, TSU is
    popular and offers programs in business, education, law, science and
    technology.

    Tougaloo College 
    Tougaloo, MS
    Number of Students: 900 
    Year Founded: 1869 
    (601) 977-7000
    http://www.tougaloo.edu 

    Tougaloo College, the
    second-oldest HBCU in Mississippi,
    is one of the top 20 best black colleges in the nation. Renowned among African
    American universities for its science and engineering programs, Tougaloo is
    among the few historical black colleges & universities to offer doctorate
    degrees. The college is home to the prominent Tougaloo Art Collection and the
    Civil Rights Library and Archives. Notable alumni include politicians, civil
    rights activists, lawyers and scholars.

    Trenholm State Technical College

    Montgomery, Alabama
    Number of Students: 1358
    Year Founded: 1963
    (334) 832-9000
    www.trenholmtech.cc.al.us

    Founded in 1963, Trenholm
    State Technical
    College is a two-year
    technical college that is one of the Historical Black Colleges &
    Universities (HBCU). Just like other black colleges or African American
    universities, Trenholm State offers its career-oriented programs to a diverse
    range of students. The emphasis to the educational programs offered by Trenholm State is on preparing its students for
    careers in global, national and local industries. 

    Tuskegee University
    Tuskegee, Alabama
    Year Founded: 1881
    (334) 727-8011
    www.tuskegee.edu

    A landmark African American University, Tuskegee
    University was founded in 1881 by
    Booker T. Washington and is distinguished as one of the nation’s Historical Black Colleges
    and Universities (HBCU). Located in Tuskegee, Alabama, this private Liberal
    Arts institution offers a rigorous educational program to its diverse students.
    The faculty has included famous people like George Washington Carver, and the
    campus is a National Historic Landmark.

    University at the Virgin Islands 
    St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
    Year Founded: 1962
    (340) 778-1620
    www.uvi.edu

    Although one of the youngest among black colleges and African
    American universities in the country, The University at the Virgin Islands was
    founded in 1962 and is a fully accredited four-year HBCU. It officially became
    one of the Historical Black Colleges & Universities in 1986 and offers
    undergraduate and graduate degree programs in business, education, liberal
    arts, nursing and mathematics.

    University of Maryland Eastern
    Shore

    Princess Anne, Maryland
    Year Founded: 1886
    (410) 651-2200
    www.umes.edu

    The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, one of the Historical
    Black Colleges & Universities, is a public institution providing both
    graduate and undergraduate degrees. As an HBCU, the University offers quality
    academics to a diverse array of students, focusing on those who are
    first-generation college attendees. As one of the black colleges/African
    American universities, it provides values-based learning opportunities and a
    unique focus on multiculturalism.

    University of the District of Columbia
    Washington, D.C.
    Year Founded: 1851
    202-274-5000 
    http://www.udc.edu

    Founded in 1851, the University of the District of Columbia
    remains the only public university in Washington, D.C. Recognized as a
    Historically Black College, UDC now offers 75 degree programs. In addition,
    this African American university also includes a community college to improve
    the lives of the residents of D.C. On the list of Historical Black
    Colleges and Universities
    (HBCU), UDC upholds an open admissions policy.

    Virginia Union University
    Richmond, Virginia 
    Year Founded: 1865
    (804) 257-5600
    www.vuu.edu

    Established in 1865, Virginia
    Union University
    was formed to provide emancipated slaves with an opportunity for educational
    advancement. Four institutions merged in order to create VUU, now considered
    one of the nation’s Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU). Now
    culturally diverse, as are most black colleges and African American universities,
    VUU seeks to provide an intellectually challenging and spiritually enriching
    environment for its students.

    Virginia State University

    Petersburg, Virginia
    Year Founded: 1882
    (804) 524-5000
    www.vsu.edu

    Virginia State University (VSU) was established as an African
    American university and is among the Historical
    Black Colleges
    and Universities (HBCUs). VSU founder, John Mercer Langston, was the first
    black man elected to the United States Congress. Following this example, VSU
    alumni are known as business leaders, artists, public servants and military
    officers. This black college offers a comprehensive educational program,
    concentrating on liberal arts, engineering, business and agriculture.

    Virginia University of Lynchburg
    Lynchburg, Virginia
    Year Founded: 1886
    (434) 528-5276
    www.vul.edu

    Founded in 1886, Virginia
    University of Lynchburg
    is distinguished as one of the nation’s 105 Historical Black Colleges &
    Universities (HBCU). African-American Baptists founded the coeducational black
    college, which is committed to relying upon Judeo-Christian values and a
    philosophy of self-help. The Just as all of the other black colleges and
    African American universities, VUL offers degrees in various fields and
    concentrations. 

    Voorhees College
    Denmark, South Carolina
    Year Founded: 1897
    (803) 793-3351
    www.voorhees.edu

    Voorhees College has grown to become a private liberal arts college with a diverse
    student body. Voorhees College has a strong African-American heritage and is
    considered one of the nation’s Historical Black Colleges & Universities
    (HBCU). Originally created as an industrial trade school for black students,
    just as many other black colleges and African American universities were,
    Voorhees now operates as a black liberal arts college.

    West Virginia State University
    Institute, West Virginia 
    Year Founded: 1891
    (304) 766-3000
    www.wvstateu.edu

    Founded in 1891 as a land grant Black College, West Virginia
    State University has evolved from offering an applied education in agriculture
    and mechanical arts to a career-oriented curriculum. As one of the African
    American Universities, West Virginia State University
    is one of 105 Historical Black Colleges
    and Universities (HBCUs) in the United
    States that offers a range of Associate and
    Bachelor degrees.

    Wilberforce University
    Wilberforce, Ohio
    Year Founded: 1856
    (513) 376-2911
    www.wilberforce.edu

    Wilberforce University is distinguished as one of the nation’s Historical Black Colleges
    & Universities (HBCUs). Wilberforce was the first of the African
    universities and participates in the United Negro College Fund as part of the
    black colleges. Wilberforce
    University now requires
    its students to participate in a cooperative education, where students must
    work as interns in order to gain practical experience to supplement their
    academic experience.

    Wiley College
    Marshall, Texas
    Year Founded: 1873
    (903) 927-3300
    http://www.wileyc.edu

    Wiley College is a
    historically black college in Marshall,
    Texas. There are many Historical
    Black Colleges & Universities in the United States. Wiley College, however,
    is one of the oldest black colleges west of the Mississippi. Like many African
    American universities, Wiley College played an instrumental role in the U.S.
    Civil Rights movement. As an HBCU today, it has a powerful debate team and
    instills a strong work ethic in students.

    Winston-Salem State University 
    Winston-Salem, NC
    Year Founded: 1892
    (919) 750-2049 
    www.wssu.edu

    Winston-Salem State University is among the top public comprehensive baccalaureate, black
    colleges of the south. Historical Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) like
    Winston-Salem State are dedicated to diversity. The university is dedicated to
    presenting engaging curriculum through flexible modes of delivery. World
    renowned artist Selma Burke, who sculpted the bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt
    that appears on the dime, is among the esteemed graduates of Winston-Salem State
    University.

    Xavier University at Louisiana 
    New Orleans, LA 
    Year Founded: 1925
    (504) 486-7411 
    www.xula.edu

    Xavier University at Louisiana is the only Catholic traditionally black
    college In America and is often referred to as the Emerald City.
    Xavier, one of many black colleges, is devoted to creating a just and
    compassionate society by preparing its students to become leaders. Historical
    Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) welcome all nationalities and Xavier
    prides itself on its commitment to diversity.