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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Listed below are the four-year institutions specifically founded to educate African American students.  The institutions are grouped by state.  Historical vignettes of each college or university appear below the link to the institution's website. 



Alabama A&M University

Alabama A&M University History

Alabama State University

Alabama State University History

Miles College

Miles College History

Oakwood University

Oakwood University History

Stillman College

Stillman College History

Talladega College

Talladega College History

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University History



Arkansas Baptist College

Arkansas Baptist College History

Philander Smith College

Philander Smith College History

University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff

University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff History



Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science

Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science History



Delaware State University

Delaware State University History


District of Columbia

Howard University

Howard University History

University of the District of Columbia

University of the District of Columbia History



Bethune CookmanCollege

Bethune Cookman College History

Edward Waters College

Edward Waters College History

Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University History

Florida Memorial University

Florida Memorial University History



Albany State University

Albany State University History

Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University History

Fort Valley State College

Fort Valley State University History

Interdenominational Theological Center

Interdenominational Theological Center History

Morehouse College

Morehouse College History

Morehouse School of Medicine

Morehouse School of Medicine History

Morris Brown College

Morris Brown College History

Paine College

Paine College History

Savannah State University

Savannah State University History

Spelman College

Spelman College History



Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University History

Simmons College of Kentucky

Simmons College History


Dillard University

Dillard University History

Grambling State University

Grambling State University History

Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge

Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge History

Southern University, Law Center

Southern University, Law Center History

Southern University, New Orleans

Southern University, New Orleans History

Southern University, Shreveport

Southern University, Shreveport History

Xavier University of Louisiana

Xavier University of Louisiana History



Bowie State University

Bowie State University History

Coppin State University

Coppin State University History

Morgan State University

Morgan State University History

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore History



Alcorn State University

Alcorn State University History

Jackson State University

Jackson State University History

Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University History

Rust College

Rust College History

Tougaloo College

Tougallo College History



Harris-Stowe State University

Harris-Stowe State University History

Lincoln University

Lincoln University History


North Carolina

Bennett College

Bennett College History

Barber-Scotia College

Barber-Scotia College History

Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City State University History

Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University History

Johnson C. Smith University

Johnson C. Smith University History

Livingstone College

Livingston College History

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina A &T State University History

North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University History

Shaw University

Shaw University History

St. Augustine's University

St. Augustine's University

Winston-Salem State University

Winston Salem State University History





Central State University

Central State University History

Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University History



Langston University

Langston University History



Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Cheyney University Of Pennsylvania History

Lincoln University

Lincoln University History


South Carolina

Allen University

Allen University History

Benedict College

Benedict College History

Claflin University

Claflin University History

Morris College

Morris College History

South Carolina State University

South Carolina State University History

Voorhees College

Voorhees College History



Fisk University

Fisk University History

Knoxville College

Knoxville College History

Lane College

Lane College History

LeMoyne-Owen College

LeMoyne-Owen College History

Meharry Medical College

Meharry Medical College History

Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University History



Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University History

Jarvis Christian College

Jarvis Christian College History

Paul Quinn College

Paul Quinn College History

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View A&M University History

Southwestern Christian College

Southwestern Christian College History

Texas College

Texas College History

Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University History

Wiley College

Wiley College History


U.S. Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands History



Hampton University

Hampton University History

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Norfolk State University

Norfolk State University History

Saint Paul's College

Saint Paul's College History

Virginia State University

Virginia State University History

Virginia Union University

Virginia Union University History


West Virginia

Bluefield State College

Bluefield State College University

West Virginia State College

West Virginia State College History


Significant Non-HBCU Colleges in African American History 

Berea College 

Berea College History

Oberlin College

Oberlin College History

Related Links

United Negro College Fund

United Negro College Fund History





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