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HBCUs by the Numbers

Be a part of the HBCU experience.

There are currently 107 HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) located throughout the United States. These institutions have provided higher education opportunities for African American students for over a century. With their focus on inclusivity, diversity, and academic excellence, HBCUs offer a unique and supportive environment for students of color, with programs and resources designed to help them succeed academically and professionally. Whether you are interested in science, engineering, business, or the arts, there is a program at an HBCU that can help you achieve your goals and make a difference in the world. If you want an exceptional educational experience, explore the many opportunities at one of the 104 open HBCUs nationwide. Become an HBCU alumnus and witness firsthand the incredible impact these institutions can have on our communities and future. 

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There is an HBCU for you!

There are 107 colleges in the United States that are identified by the US Department of Education as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  Of those 107, three are currently closed.  


Alabama A&M University- Huntsville

Alabama State University- Montgomery

Bishop State Community College - Mobile

Gadsden State College- Gadsden 

J.F. Drake State Technical College- Huntsville

Lawson State Community College- Birmingham

Miles College- Fairfield

Miles School of Law- Fairfield 

Oakwood University- Huntsville

Selma University- Selma

Shelton State Community College- Tuscaloosa

Stillman College- Tuscaloosa

Talladega College- Talladega

Tuskegee University- Tuskegee

H. Councill Trenholm State Community College- Montgomery


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff- Pine Bluff

Arkansas Baptist College- Little Rock

Philander Smith College- Little Rock

Shorter College- North Little Rock


Delaware State University- Dover


University of the District of Columbia

Howard University


Bethune Cookman University- Daytona Beach

Edward Waters University- Jacksonville

Florida A&M University- Tallahassee

Florida Memorial University- Miami Gardens


Albany State University- Albany

Carver College*- Atlanta

Clark Atlanta University- Atlanta

Fort Valley State University- Fort Valley

Interdenominational Theological Center- Atlanta

Johnson C Smith Theological Seminary- Atlanta

Morehouse College- Atlanta

Morehouse School of Medicine- Atlanta

Morris Brown College- Atlanta

Paine College- Augusta

Savannah State University- Savannah

Spelman College- Atlanta


Kentucky State University- Frankfort

Simmons College of Kentucky- Louisville


Dillard University-New OrleansGrambling State University- GramblingSouthern University and A&M College- Baton RougeSouthern University New Orleans- New OrleansSouthern University-Shreveport- ShreveportXavier University- New Orleans


Bowie State University- Bowie

Coppin State University- Baltimore

University of Maryland Eastern Shore- Princess Anne

Morgan State University- Baltimore


Alcorn State University- Lorman

Coahoma Community College- Clarksdale

Hinds County Community College- Utica

Jackson State University- Jackson

Mississippi Valley State University- Itta Bena

Rust College- Holly Springs

Tougaloo College- Tougaloo


Harris-Stowe State University- St. LouisLincoln University- Jefferson City


Barber-Scotia College- Concord

Bennett College- Greensboro

Elizabeth City State University- Elizabeth City

Fayetteville State University- Fayetteville

Hood Theological Seminary- Salisbury

Johnson C. Smith University- Charlotte

Livingstone College- Salisbury

North Carolina Central University- Durham

North Carolina A&T State University- Greensboro

Shaw University- Raleigh

St. Augustine's University- Raleigh

Winston-Salem State University- Winston Salem


Central State University- Wilberforce

Payne Theological Seminary- Wilberforce

Wilberforce University- Wilberforce


Langston University- Langston


Cheyney University- Cheyney

Lincoln University- Lincoln University


Allen University- Columbia

Benedict College- Columbia

Claflin University- Orangeburg

Clinton College- Rock Hill

Denmark Technical College- Denmark

Morris College- Sumter

South Carolina State University- Orangeburg

Voorhees University- Denmark


American Baptist University- Nashville

Fisk University- Nashville

Knoxville College- Knoxville

Lane College- Jackson

LeMoyne Owen College- Memphis

Meharry Medical College- Nashville

Tennessee State University- Nashville


Huston-Tillotson University- Austin

Jarvis Christian College- Hawkins

Paul Quinn College- Dallas

Prairie View A&M University- Prairie View

Southwestern Christian College- Terrell

St. Philip's College- San Antonio

Texas College- Tyler

Texas Southern University- Houston

Wiley College- Marshall


University of the Virgin Islands- St. Thomas &  St. Croix


Hampton University- Hampton

Norfolk State University- Norfolk

Virginia State University- Petersburg

Virginia Union University- Richmond

Virginia University of Lynchburg- Lynchburg


Bluefield State College- Bluefield

West Virginia State University- Institute

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