Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Wilberforce University, 1856

Wilberforce University, Xenia, Ohio, 1850
Courtesy Library of Congress (95507830)

Listed below are the four-year institutions specifically founded to educate African American students. The institutions are grouped by state. Links to each institution’s website and links to historical entries of each college or university appear below the institutions’ names.

Alabama

Alabama A&M University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Alabama State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Miles College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Oakwood University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Stillman College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Talladega College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Tuskegee University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Philander Smith College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

California

Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Delaware

Delaware State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

District of Columbia

Howard University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

University of the District of Columbia
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Florida

Bethune Cookman College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Edward Waters College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Florida A&M University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Florida Memorial University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Georgia

Albany State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Clark Atlanta University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Fort Valley State College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Interdenominational Theological Center
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Morehouse College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Morehouse School of Medicine
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Morris Brown College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Paine College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Savannah State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Spelman College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Kentucky

Kentucky State University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Simmons College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Louisiana

Dillard University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Grambling State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Southern University, Law Center
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Southern University, New Orleans
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Southern University, Shreveport
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Xavier University of Louisiana
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Maryland

Bowie State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Coppin State University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Morgan State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Mississippi

Alcorn State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Jackson State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Mississippi Valley State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Rust College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Tougaloo College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Missouri

Harris-Stowe State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Lincoln University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

North Carolina

Bennett College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Barber-Scotia College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Elizabeth City State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Fayetteville State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Johnson C. Smith University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Livingstone College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

North Carolina A&T State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

North Carolina Central University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Shaw University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

St. Augustine’s University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Winston-Salem State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Ohio

Central State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Wilberforce University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Oklahoma

Langston University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Pennsylvania

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Lincoln University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

South Carolina

Allen University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Benedict College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Claflin University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Morris College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

South Carolina State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Voorhees College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Tennessee

Fisk University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Knoxville College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Lane College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

LeMoyne-Owen College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Meharry Medical College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Tennessee State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Texas

Huston-Tillotson University [Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Jarvis Christian College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Paul Quinn College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Prairie View A&M University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Southwestern Christian College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Texas College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Texas Southern University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Wiley College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

U.S. Virgin Island

University of the Virgin Islands
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Virginia

Hampton University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Virginia University of Lynchburg
[Institution Website]

Norfolk State University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Saint Paul’s College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Virginia State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Virginia Union University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

West Virginia

Bluefield State College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

West Virginia State College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Significant Non-HBCU Colleges in African American History

Berea College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Oberlin College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Related Links

United Negro College Fund
[Foundation Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Alabama

Alabama A&M University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Alabama State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Miles College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Oakwood University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Stillman College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Talladega College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Tuskegee University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Philander Smith College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

California

Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Delaware

Delaware State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

District of Columbia

Howard University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

University of the District of Columbia
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Florida

Bethune Cookman College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Edward Waters College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Florida A&M University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Florida Memorial University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Georgia

Albany State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Clark Atlanta University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Fort Valley State College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Interdenominational Theological Center
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Morehouse College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Morehouse School of Medicine
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Morris Brown College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Paine College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Savannah State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Spelman College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Kentucky

Kentucky State University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Simmons College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Louisiana

Dillard University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Grambling State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Southern University, Law Center
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Southern University, New Orleans
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Southern University, Shreveport
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Xavier University of Louisiana
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Maryland

Bowie State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Coppin State University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Morgan State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Mississippi

Alcorn State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Jackson State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Mississippi Valley State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Rust College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Tougaloo College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Missouri

Harris-Stowe State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Lincoln University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

North Carolina

Bennett College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Barber-Scotia College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Elizabeth City State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Fayetteville State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Johnson C. Smith University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Livingstone College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

North Carolina A&T State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

North Carolina Central University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Shaw University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

St. Augustine’s University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Winston-Salem State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Ohio

Central State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Wilberforce University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Oklahoma

Langston University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Pennsylvania

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Lincoln University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

South Carolina

Allen University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Benedict College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Claflin University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Morris College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

South Carolina State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Voorhees College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Tennessee

Fisk University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Knoxville College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Lane College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

LeMoyne-Owen College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Meharry Medical College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Tennessee State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Texas

Huston-Tillotson University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Jarvis Christian College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Paul Quinn College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Prairie View A&M University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Southwestern Christian College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Texas College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Texas Southern University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Wiley College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

U.S. Virgin Island

University of the Virgin Islands
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Virginia

Hampton University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Virginia University of Lynchburg
[Institution Website]

Norfolk State University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Saint Paul’s College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Virginia State University
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Virginia Union University
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

West Virginia

Bluefield State College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

West Virginia State College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Significant Non-HBCU Colleges in African American History

Berea College
[Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Oberlin College
Institution Website] [BlackPast Entry]

Related Links

United Negro College Fund
[Foundation Website] [BlackPast Entry]