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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

List of historically black colleges and universities. Click on the college or university name of your choice for more detailed information of that particular college/university.

Historically black colleges and universities are higher education institutions that were founded before 1964 with the purpose of serving the black community in the United States of America.

HBCUs, whose main task is to educate black Americans, have developed from their beginning in 1837 when their fundamental obligation was to educate freed slaves. Most of these colleges and universities were founded after the American Civil War. Along with graduate and post-graduate degrees, these institutions give black American students a place to find a sense of identity, legacy and society.
 College/University Name  State  Type
Alabama A&M University Alabama Public
Alabama State University Alabama Public
Albany State University Georgia Public
Alcorn State University Mississippi Public
Allen University South Carolina Private
Arkansas Baptist College Arkansas Private
Barber-Scotia College North Carolina Private
Benedict College South Carolina Private
Bennett College North Carolina Private
Bethune-Cookman University Florida Private
Bishop State Community College Alabama Public
Bluefield State College West Virginia Public
Bowie State University Maryland Public
Central State University Ohio Public
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Public
Claflin University South Carolina Private
Clark Atlanta University Georgia Private
Clinton Junior College South Carolina Private
Coahoma Community College Mississippi Public
Concordia College Alabama Private
Coppin State University Maryland Public
Delaware State University Delaware Public
Denmark Technical College South Carolina Public
Dillard University Louisiana Private
Edward Waters College Florida Private
Elizabeth City State University North Carolina Public
Fayetteville State University North Carolina Public
Fisk University Tennessee Private
Florida A&M University Florida Public
Florida Memorial University Florida Private
Fort Valley State University Georgia Public
Gadsden State Community College Alabama Public
Grambling State University Louisiana Public
Hampton University Virginia Private
Harris-Stowe State University Missouri Public
Hinds Community College at Utica Mississippi Public
Howard University Washington Private
Huston-Tillotson University Texas Private
Interdenominational Theological Center Georgia Private
J. F. Drake State Technical College Alabama Public
Jackson State University Mississippi Public
Jarvis Christian College Texas Private
Johnson C. Smith University North Carolina Private
Kentucky State University Kentucky Public
Knoxville College Tennessee Private
Lane College Tennessee Private
Langston University Oklahoma Public
Lawson State Community College Alabama Public
LeMoyne-Owen College Tennessee Private
Lewis College of Business Michigan Private
Lincoln University Pennsylvania Public
Lincoln University of Missouri Missouri Public
Livingstone College North Carolina Private
Meharry Medical College Tennessee Private
Miles College Alabama Private
Mississippi Valley State University Mississippi Public
Morehouse College Georgia Private
Morehouse School of Medicine Georgia Private
Morgan State University Maryland Public
Morris Brown College Georgia Private
Morris College South Carolina Private
Norfolk State University Virginia Public
North Carolina A&T State University North Carolina Public
North Carolina Central University North Carolina Public
Oakwood University Alabama Private
Paine College Georgia Private
Paul Quinn College Texas Private
Philander Smith College Arkansas Private
Prairie View A&M University Texas Public
Rust College Mississippi Private
Saint Paul's College Virginia Private
Savannah State University Georgia Public
Selma University Alabama Private
Shaw University North Carolina Private
Shelton State Community College Alabama Public
Shorter College Arkansas Private
South Carolina State University South Carolina Public
Southern University and A&M College Louisiana Public
Southern University at New Orleans Louisiana Public
Southern University at Shreveport Louisiana Public
Southwestern Christian College Texas Private
Spelman College Georgia Private
St. Augustine's College North Carolina Private
St. Philip's College Texas Public
Stillman College Alabama Private
Talladega College Alabama Private
Tennessee State University Tennessee Public
Texas College Texas Private
Texas Southern University Texas Public
Tougaloo College Mississippi Private
Trenholm State Technical College Alabama Public
Tuskegee University Alabama Private
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Arkansas Public
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Maryland Public
University of the District of Columbia Washington Public
Virginia State University Virginia Public
Virginia Union University Virginia Private
Virginia University of Lynchburg Virginia Public
Voorhees College South Carolina Private
West Virginia State University West Virginia Public
Wilberforce University Ohio Private
Wiley College Texas Private
Winston-Salem State University North Carolina Public
Xavier University of Louisiana Louisiana Private
              The Morrill Act in 1862 has provided for the establishment of land grant colleges in all states. Some educational institutions in the north were open to black Americans before the Civil War. Several states in the south usually excluded black Americans from their land grant colleges. The second Morrill Act of 1890 was passed in reaction to the exception of blacks from land grant colleges. Many of the historically black colleges and universities were established after the second Morrill Act was passed. The Act requires states to set up a separate land grant college for blacks if they were being excepted from the then existing land grant college. These land grant colleges continue to obtain funding for their extension, research and other activities.  
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