Bowie State University (1865- )

Founded in 1865, Bowie State University is Maryland’s oldest historically black university, and one of the ten oldest African American institutions of higher education in the United States. It is also one of eleven senior colleges and universities in the University of Maryland system. The … Read MoreBowie State University (1865- )

Delaware State University (1891- )

Delaware State University is a public historically black university with its main campus in Dover and two other campuses in Wilmington and Georgetown. The school was established in 1891 as State College for Colored Students after passage of the Morrill Act of 1890 which gave … Read MoreDelaware State University (1891- )

West Virginia State University (1891- )

West Virginia State University is one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) that has undergone a demographic change in its student body over the last century. When it opened its doors in 1891 the institution was intended to educate black students from throughout … Read MoreWest Virginia State University (1891- )

Alabama State University (1867- )

Alabama State University is a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Montgomery, Alabama.  Founded less than two years after the end of the Civil War as the Lincoln Normal School in Marion, Alabama, it is one of the oldest HBCUs in the United States.  … Read MoreAlabama State University (1867- )

Coppin State University (1900- )

Coppin State University is a historically black college in Baltimore, Maryland. The school has its origins in a one-year program to train the city’s black elementary school teachers, established around 1900 in the Colored High School and Training School. The school’s name has changed several … Read MoreCoppin State University (1900- )

Alabama A&M University (1875- )

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical (Alabama A&M) University is a historically black university located in the city of Normal, Alabama. The school began in 1875 when Alabama officials used the Morrill Act of 1862 allowing state governments to establish colleges for African American students. Alabama A&M … Read MoreAlabama A&M University (1875- )

Lincoln University [Pennsylvania] (1854- )

Lincoln University in Pennsylvania was founded in 1854 by John Miller Dickey, a Presbyterian minister and his wife, Sarah Emlen Cresson. It is located on Baltimore Pike in southern Chester County, a rural part of southeastern Pennsylvania. Lincoln was originally founded under the name Ashmun … Read MoreLincoln University [Pennsylvania] (1854- )

Alcorn State University (1871- )

Founded in 1871, Alcorn State University is the oldest historically Black land-grant institution in the United States and the second oldest state-supported institution in the state of Mississippi.  The college is located outside of Lorman in Claiborne County. Alcorn was founded in vacated Oakland College, … Read MoreAlcorn State University (1871- )

Florida Memorial University (1879- )

Florida Memorial University is a private university located in Miami, Florida and is the only Historically Black College and University (HBCU) in Southern Florida. The school’s history dates back to two separate institutions, the Florida Baptist Institute which was founded in 1879, and Florida Baptist … Read MoreFlorida Memorial University (1879- )

Tougaloo College (1869- )

Tougaloo College is one of the United States’ premier historically black colleges and universities. The American Missionary Association (AMA) founded Tougaloo in 1869. Early in that year the AMA had commissioned Allen P. Huggins, a former Union officer, to look for land for a normal-agricultural … Read MoreTougaloo College (1869- )