Cheyney University of PA

Established: 1837
Location: Cheyney, PA
Enrollment: 700
Notable Fact: Nation’s first HBCU
Noted Alumni: Ed Bradley, Jim Ellis

Delaware State University

Established: 1891
Location: Dover, DE
Enrollment: 4644
Notable Fact: While DSU has a long and proud history as one of America’s HBCUs, DSU’s current population includes 67% African-American enrollment and an increasing number of caucasian, hispanic, asian and other international students.
Noted Alumni: Clifford Brown, Jamaal Jackson, Clyde Bishop, David G Turner

Elizabeth City State University

Established: 1891
Location: Elizabeth City, NC
Enrollment: 1867
Notable Fact: Ranked number 1 in 2014 by Diverse Issues in Higher Education for African-American production of Master’s degrees in Mathematics
Noted Alumni: Kenny Williams, Reggie Lanfhorne

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Established: 1887
Location: Tallahassee, Fl
Enrollment: 10229
Notable Fact: U.S. News and World Report lists FAMU as the top public HBCU in the nation for 2015
Noted Alumni: Althea Gibson, Pam Oliver, Will Packer, Anika Noni Rose

Howard University

Established: 1867
Location: Washington, DC
Enrollment: 10265
Notable Fact: The National Science Foundation has ranked Howard University as the top producer of African American undergraduates who later earn science and engineering doctoral degrees.
Noted Alumni: Taraiji P Henson, Anthony Anderson, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Debbie Allen, Roberta Flack

Johnson C Smith University

Established: 1867
Location: Charlotte, NC
Enrollment: 1400
Notable Fact: Among the top 20 small colleges and universities in the nation recognized for contributing to the diversity of Teach for America
Noted Alumni: Rasheed Wallace, Frederick C. Branch, Edward Joyner, Chris Smith

Livingstone College

Established: 1879
Location: Salisbury, NC
Enrollment: 1200
Notable Fact: Dr Flowers Associate Professor of Biology and Department Chair of the Biology Department will utilize a $278,086 award from the National Science Foundation to develop and study an innovative career development program for undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students.
Noted Alumni: George Lincoln Blackwell, Phillip A Payton, Wilmont Perry

Morgan State University

Established: 1867
Location: Baltimore, MD
Enrollment: 7698
Notable Fact: Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. Less than five percent of business schools around the world have received AACSB accreditation.
Noted Alumni: Willie Lanier, Earl Graves, Lieutenant General William “Kip” Ward

North Carolina A&T University

Established: 1890
LocationGreensboro, NC
Enrollment: 9203
Notable Fact: N.C. A&T graduates the nation’s largest number of African American engineers at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels
Noted Alumni: Ronald McNair, Clara Leach Adams-Ender, Alma Adams, Terrence J, Jessie Jackson, The Greensboro Four

Clark Atlanta University

Established: 1865
Location: Atlanta, GA
Enrollment: 2567
Notable Fact: On June 24, 1988 the Boards of Both Clark College and Atlanta University made the historic decision to consolidate the two institutions, creating Clark Atlanta University
Noted Alumni: Eva Marcille, C. Lamont Smith, Walter Francis White, Jacque Reid, Major Owens, Henry O. Flipper

Dillard University

Established: 1869
Location: New Orleans, LA
Enrollment: 1185
Notable Fact: Ranked number 14 among all HBCUs in 2015 US and World Report’s Best College rankings
Noted Alumni: Justice Revius Ortique, Dr. Ruth Simmons, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Gilbert Fletcher

Fisk University

Established: 1866
Location: Nashville, TN
Enrollment: 771
Notable Fact: Oldest institution of higher learning in Nashville, TN
Noted Alumni: Ida B Wells, Marion S. Berry Jr., WEB Dubois, John Hope Franklin

Hampton University

Established: 1868
Location: Hampton, VA
Enrollment: 4397
Notable Fact: The first and only HBCU to have 100% control of a NASA mission, currently with three satellites in orbit
Noted Alumni: Angela Burt Murray, DJ Envy, Devin Green, Booker T Washington, Wanda Sykes, Cordell Jerome Taylor

Jackson State University

Established: 1877
Location: Jackson, MS
Enrollment: 9000+
Notable Fact: in 2015 JSU’s Department of Physics, Atmospheric Sciences and Geoscience celebrated the meteorolgy program’s 40th anniversary. JSU’s atmospheric science program has produced one of every three African Americans who hold a B.S. degrees in meteorology.
Noted Alumni: Morgan Freeman, Willie Norwood, Walter Payton

Prarie View A&M University

Established: 1876
Location: Prarie View, TX
Enrollment: 6890
Notable Fact: Second oldest public institution of higher learning in Texas and the first state supported college in Texas for African Americans
Noted Alumni: Cynthia Cooper, Percy Sutton, Mr. T, Kirko Bangz, Frederick D. Patterson

Tennessee State University

Established: 1912
Location: Nashville, TN
Enrollment: 7073
Notable Fact: Tennessee State University graduates the highest number of African American bachelor degree holders in agriculture, agriculture operations, and agriculture-related sciences
Noted Alumni: Oprah Winfrey, Bobby Jones, Richard Dent, General Lloyd Newton, Joe Gilliam Jr

Tuskeegee University

Established: 1881
Location: Tuskeegee, Al
Enrollment: 4853
Notable Fact: Founded by Hampton Institute (now Hampton University) graduate Booker T. Washington
Noted Alumni: Lionel Richie, Keenan Ivory Wayans, Robert Benham, Ray Nagin, Marilyn Mosby

Winston Salem State University

Established: 1892
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Enrollment: 5851
Notable Fact: In 1925 became the first African American institution in the nation to grant elementary education teaching degrees
Noted Alumni: Stephen A. Smith, Earl Monroe, Louis Farrakhan, Earl Williams, Richard Huntley


Lincoln University

Established: 1854
Location: Baltimore Pike, PA
Enrollment: 1819
Notable Fact: The first degree granting HBCU
Noted Alumni: Langston Hughes, Thurgood Marshall, Joe Torry, Kwame Nkrumah

Morehouse College

Established: 1867
Location: Atlanta, GA
Enrollment: 2377
Notable Fact: Campus encompasses a civil war historic site a gift of John D Rockefeller where confederate soldiers staged a resistance to union forces during William Tecumseh Shermans famous seige
Noted Alumni: Calvin O. Butts, Martin Luther King, Jr., Benjamin E Mays, Robert M. Franklin

Norfolk State University

Established: 1935
Location: Norfolk, VA
Enrollment: 6200
Notable Fact: Originally founded as the Norfolk unit of (fellow HBCU) Virginia Union University, then later changed its name to NSU.
Noted Alumni: Ray Jarvis, Tim Reid, Kyle O’Quinn, JB Smooth, Susan Wigenton

North Carolina Central University

Established: 1909
Location: Durham, NC
Enrollment: 8155
Notable Fact: First UNC system campus to require community service for graduation
Noted Alumni:

Spelman College

Established: 1881
Location: Atlanta, GA
Enrollment: 2100
Notable Fact: has ranked Spelman College among the top women’s colleges of 2015
Noted Alumni: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Bernice King, Alice Walker, Shaun Robinson, Cassi Davis

Tougaloo College

Established: 1869
Location: Jackson, MS
Enrollment: 900
Notable Fact: Touglaloo became the epicenter of the civil rights movement in Mississippi in the 1960s
Noted Alumni: Anne Moody, Walter Turnbull, Aunjanue Ellis

Virginia State University

Established: 1882
Location: Petersburg, VA
Enrollment: 5890
Notable Fact: The school’s first president John Mercer Langston until 1992 was the only African American elected to the U.S. Congress from Virginia and was the great uncle of the famed writer Langston Hughes
Noted Alumni: Wale, Kelvin Kinney, William H Lewis, Roger Gregory, James H Stith, Aaron Hall

Xavier University of Louisiana

Established: 1915
Location: New Orleans, LA
Enrollment: 2976
Notable Fact: The only college categorized as both one of the 106 historic black colleges, as well as one of the 251 catholic colleges.
Noted Alumni: Earl Bostic, Annie Easley, Norman Francis, Alexis Herman