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Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the black community.

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Overview

There are 103 historically black colleges (HBCU) in the United States today, including public and private, two-year and four-year institutions, medical schools and community colleges. Some colleges that operated for decades, closed in the 1930s and 1940s due to competition, the Great Depression and financial difficulties. Examples include Western University (Kansas) and Walden University, Nashville, Tennessee.

The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: "...any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary of Education to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation."

Most HBCU's were established after the American Civil War. Lincoln University (Pennsylvania), established in 1854, and Wilberforce University, established in 1856, were two prominent institutions of higher education established for blacks prior to the American Civil War.

Other educational institutions currently have large numbers of blacks in their student body, but as they were founded (or opened their doors to African Americans) after the implementation of the Brown v. Board of Education ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court (the court decision which outlawed racial segregation of public education facilities) and the Higher Education Act of 1965, they are not historically black colleges, but have been termed "predominantly black." Some historically black colleges now have non-black majorities, notably West Virginia State University, whose student body has been roughly 90 percent white since the mid-1960s.


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This list of Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) lists institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the black community.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities of the United States [1]

Historically black colleges and universities
Name State Organization Web Address
4-year Public Institutions
Alabama A&M University Alabama 4-year Public http://www.aamu.edu/
Alabama State University Alabama 4-year Public http://www.alasu.edu
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Arkansas 4-year Public http://www.uapb.edu
University of the District of Columbia District of Columbia 4-year Public http://www.udc.edu/
Delaware State University Delaware 4-year Public http://www.desu.edu
Florida A&M University Florida 4-year Public http://www.famu.edu
Albany State University Georgia 4-year Public http://www.asurams.edu/index.php
Fort Valley State University Georgia 4-year Public http://www.fvsu.edu
Savannah State University Georgia 4-year Public http://www.savstate.edu
Kentucky State University Kentucky 4-year Public http://www.kysu.edu
Grambling State University Louisiana 4-year Public http://www.gram.edu
Southern University A&M College Louisiana 4-year Public http://www.subr.edu
Southern University at New Orleans Louisiana 4-year Public http://www.suno.edu
Bowie State University Maryland 4-year Public http://www.bowiestate.edu
Coppin State College Maryland 4-year Public http://www.coppin.edu/
Morgan State University Maryland 4-year Public http://www.morgan.edu
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Maryland 4-year Public http://www.umes.edu/
Alcorn State University Mississippi 4-year Public http://www.alcorn.edu
Jackson State University Mississippi 4-year Public http://www.jsums.edu
Mississippi Valley State University Mississippi 4-year Public http://www.mvsu.edu
Harris-Stowe State University Missouri 4-year Public http://www.hssu.edu
Lincoln University Missouri 4-year Public http://www.lincolnu.edu
Elizabeth City State University North Carolina 4-year Public http://www.ecsu.edu/
Fayetteville State University North Carolina 4-year Public http://www.uncfsu.edu/
North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina 4-year Public http://www.ncat.edu/
North Carolina Central University North Carolina 4-year Public http://www.nccu.edu/
Winston-Salem State University North Carolina 4-year Public http://www.wssu.edu
Central State University Ohio 4-year Public http://www.centralstate.edu/
Langston University Oklahoma 4-year Public http://www.lunet.edu
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania 4-year Public http://www.cheyney.edu/
Lincoln University Pennsylvania 4-year Public http://www.lincoln.edu
South Carolina State University South Carolina 4-year Public http://www.scsu.edu/
Tennessee State University Tennessee 4-year Public http://www.tnstate.edu/
Prairie View A&M University Texas 4-year Public http://www.pvamu.edu
Texas Southern University Texas 4-year Public http://www.tsu.edu
Norfolk State University Virginia 4-year Public http://www.nsu.edu
Virginia State University Virginia 4-year Public http://www.vsu.edu
Bluefield State College West Virginia 4 year Public http://www.bluefieldstate.edu
West Virginia State University West Virginia 4-year Public http://www.wvstateu.edu
University of the Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands 4-year Public http://www.uvi.edu
4-year Private Institutions
Concordia College Selma Alabama 4-year Private http://www.concordiaselma.edu/
Miles College Alabama 4-year Private http://www.miles.edu/
Oakwood University Alabama 4-year Private http://www.oakwood.edu/
Selma University Alabama 4-year Private http://www.selmauniversity.org
Stillman College Alabama 4-year Private http://www.stillman.edu/
Talladega College Alabama 4-year Private http://www.talladega.edu/
Tuskegee University Alabama 4-year Private http://www.tuskegee.edu/
Arkansas Baptist College Arkansas 4-year Private http://www.arkansasbaptist.edu
Philander Smith College Arkansas 4-year Private http://www.philander.edu
Howard University District of Columbia 4-year Private http://www.howard.edu
Bethune-Cookman University Florida 4-year Private http://www.bethune.cookman.edu
Edward Waters College Florida 4-year Private http://www.ewc.edu
Florida Memorial University Florida 4-year Private http://www.fmuniv.edu/
Clark Atlanta University Georgia 4-year Private https://www.cau.edu/
Interdenominational Theological Center Georgia 4-year Private http://www.itc.edu
Morehouse College Georgia 4-year Private http://www.morehouse.edu
Morehouse School of Medicine Georgia 4-year Private http://www.msm.edu/
Morris Brown College Georgia 4-year Private http://www.morrisbrown.edu
Paine College Georgia 4-year Private http://www.paine.edu/
Spelman College Georgia 4-year Private http://www.spelman.edu/
Dillard University Louisiana 4-year Private http://www.dillard.edu
Xavier University of Louisiana Louisiana 4-year Private http://www.xula.edu
Rust College Mississippi 4-year Private http://www.rustcollege.edu
Tougaloo College Mississippi 4-year Private http://www.tougaloo.edu
Bennett College North Carolina 4-year Private http://www.bennett.edu/
Johnson C. Smith University North Carolina 4-year Private http://www.jcsu.edu/
Livingstone College North Carolina 4-year Private http://www.livingstone.edu
Shaw University North Carolina 4-year Private http://www.shawuniversity.edu/
St. Augustine's College North Carolina 4-year Private http://www.st-aug.edu/
Wilberforce University Ohio 4-year Private http://www.wilberforce.edu/
Allen University South Carolina 4-year Private http://www.allenuniversity.edu
Benedict College South Carolina 4-year Private http://www.benedict.edu/
Claflin University South Carolina 4-year Private http://www.claflin.edu
Morris College South Carolina 4-year Private http://www.morris.edu/default.aspx
Voorhees College South Carolina 4-year Private http://www.voorhees.edu
Fisk University Tennessee 4-year Private http://www.fisk.edu/
Knoxville College Tennessee 4-year Private http://www.knoxvillecollege.edu
Lane College Tennessee 4-year Private http://www.lanecollege.edu/
Lemoyne-Owen College Tennessee 4-year Private http://www.loc.edu
Meharry Medical College Tennessee 4-year Private http://www.mmc.edu
Huston-Tillotson University Texas 4-year Private http://www.htu.edu
Jarvis Christian College Texas 4-year Private http://www.jarvis.edu
Paul Quinn College Texas 4-year Private http://www.pqc.edu/
Southwestern Christian College Texas 4-year Private http://www.swcc.edu/
Texas College Texas 4-year Private http://www.texascollegeonline.net
Wiley College Texas 4-year Private http://www.wileyc.edu/
Hampton University Virginia 4-year Private http://www.hamptonu.edu/
Saint Paul's College Virginia 4-year Private http://www.saintpauls.edu/
Virginia Union University Virginia 4-year Private http://www.vuu.edu
Virginia University of Lynchburg Virginia 4-year Private http://www.vulonline.us/
2-year Public Institutions
Bishop State Community College Alabama 2-year Public http://www.bscc.cc.al.us/
Shelton State Community College, C. A. Fredd Campus Alabama 2-year Public http://www.sheltonstate.edu/
Gadsden State Comm. College, Valley Street Alabama 2-year Public http://www.gadsdenstate.edu
J. F. Drake State Technical College Alabama 2-year Public http://www.dstc.cc.al.us/
Lawson State Community College Alabama 2-year Public http://www.ls.cc.al.us/
Trenholm State Technical College Alabama 2-year Public http://www.trenholmtech.cc.al.us
Southern University at Shreveport Louisiana 2-year Public http://www.susla.edu
Coahoma Community College Mississippi 2-year Public http://www.ccc.cc.ms.us
Hinds Community College, Utica Mississippi 2-year Public http://www.hindscc.edu
Denmark Technical College South Carolina 2-year Public http://www.denmarktech.edu
St. Philip's College Texas 2-year Public http://www.accd.edu/spc/
2-year Private Institutions
Lewis College of Business Michigan 2-year Private http://www.lewiscollege.edu/
Clinton Junior College South Carolina 2-year Private http://www.clintonjuniorcollege.edu

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