Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

In the late 19th century, colleges for Black students were started in box cars (Atlanta University) and church basements (Spelman College). Mary McLeod Bethune, one of the nation's foremost Black educators, opened a college in 1904 with $1.50 and 5 students. Today, there are 101 historically Black colleges and universities in the United States, who can count among their graduates such luminaries as W. E. B. Du Bois (Fisk University), Thurgood Marshall (Lincoln University and Howard University), Toni Morrison (Howard University), and Martin Luther King, Jr. (Morehouse College).

NameAddressGeneral informationWebsiteType
Alabama A & M University4900 Meridian St, Normal, Alabama 35762(256) 372-5000www.aamu.edu/4-year, Public
Alabama State University915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0271(334) 229-4400www.alasu.edu4-year, Public
Albany State University504 College Dr., Albany, Georgia 31705(229) 430-4600www.asurams.edu/4-year, Public
Alcorn State University1000 ASU Dr Ste 359, Alcorn State, Mississippi 39096-7500(601) 877-6100www.alcorn.edu4-year, Public
Allen University1530 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204(803) 254-4165allenuniversity.edu4-year, Private
Arkansas Baptist College1621 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-6099(501) 370-4000www.arkansasbaptist.edu4-year, Private
Benedict College1600 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204-1086(803) 256-4220www.benedict.edu4-year, Private
Bennett College for Women900 E Washington St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401-3239(336) 517-2100www.bennett.edu4-year, Private
Bethune-Cookman University640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd, Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3099(386) 481-2000www.cookman.edu4-year, Private
Bishop State Community College351 North Broad Street, Mobile, Alabama 36603-5898(251) 405-7000www.bishop.edu2-year, Public
Bluefield State College219 Rock St, Bluefield, West Virginia 24701(304) 327-4000www.bluefieldstate.edu4-year, Public
Bowie State University14000 Jericho Park Rd, Bowie, Maryland 20715-9465(301) 860-4000www.bowiestate.edu4-year, Public
Central State University1400 Brush Row Rd, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384-1004(937) 376-6011www.centralstate.edu4-year, Public
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania1837 University Circle, Cheyney, Pennsylvania 19319-0200(610) 399-2000www.cheyney.edu4-year, Public
Claflin University400 Magnolia Street, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115-4498(803) 535-5000www.claflin.edu4-year, Private
Clark Atlanta University223 James P Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30314-4391(404) 880-8000www.cau.edu4-year, Private
Clinton Junior College1029 Crawford Rd, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730(803) 327-7402www.clintonjuniorcollege.edu2-year, Private
Coahoma Community College3240 Friars Point Rd, Clarksdale, Mississippi 38614(662) 627-2571www.coahomacc.edu2-year, Public
Concordia College-Selma1804 Green St, Selma, Alabama 36701(334) 526-9141www.concordiaselma.edu4-year, Private
Coppin State University2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21216-3698(410) 951-3000www.coppin.edu4-year, Public
Delaware State University1200 N. Dupont Highway, Dover, Delaware 19901(302) 857-6060www.desu.edu4-year, Public
Denmark Technical College1126 Solomon Blatt Blvd, Denmark, South Carolina 29042(803) 793-5100www.denmarktech.edu2-year, Public
Dillard University2601 Gentilly Blvd, New Orleans, Louisiana 70122(504) 816-4640www.dillard.edu4-year, Private
Edward Waters College1658 Kings Rd, Jacksonville, Florida 32209(904) 470-8000www.ewc.edu4-year, Private
Elizabeth City State University1704 Weeksville Rd, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909(252) 335-3400www.ecsu.edu4-year, Public
Fayetteville State University1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301-4298(910) 672-1111www.uncfsu.edu4-year, Public
Fisk University1000 17th Ave North, Nashville, Tennessee 37208-4501(615) 329-8500www.fisk.edu4-year, Private
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityTallahassee, Florida 32307(850) 599-3000www.famu.edu4-year, Public
Florida Memorial University15800 NW 42 Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054-6199(305) 626-3600www.fmuniv.edu4-year, Private
Fort Valley State University1005 State University Dr, Fort Valley, Georgia 31030-4313(478) 825-6211www.fvsu.edu4-year, Public
Gadsden State Community College1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, Alabama 35903(256) 549-8200www.gadsdenstate.edu2-year, Public
Grambling State University403 Main Street, Grambling, Louisiana 71245(318) 247-3811www.gram.edu4-year, Public
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College1225 Air Base Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36108-3199(334) 420-4200www.trenholmstate.edu2-year, Public
Hampton UniversityHampton, Virginia 23668-0099(757) 727-5000www.hamptonu.edu4-year, Private
Harris-Stowe State University3026 Laclede Ave, Saint Louis, Missouri 63103-2136(314) 340-3366www.hssu.edu4-year, Public
Hinds Community College-Utica34175 Highway 18, Utica, Mississippi 39175(601) 857-5261www.hindscc.edu2-year, Public
Howard University2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001(202) 806-6100www.howard.edu4-year, Private
Huston-Tillotson University900 Chicon St, Austin, Texas 78702-2795(512) 505-3000www.htu.edu4-year, Private
Interdenominational Theological Center700 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Atlanta, Georgia 30314-4143(404) 527-7700www.itc.edu4-year, Private
J F Drake State Technical College3421 Meridian St N, Huntsville, Alabama 35811(256) 539-8161www.drakestate.edu2-year, Public
Jackson State University1440 J R Lynch St, Jackson, Mississippi 39217(601) 979-2121www.jsums.edu4-year, Public
Jarvis Christian CollegeHwy 80 E, Hawkins, Texas 75765-1470(903) 769-5700www.jarvis.edu4-year, Private
Johnson C Smith University100 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28216-5398(704) 378-1000www.jcsu.edu4-year, Private
Kentucky State University400 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-2355(502) 597-6000www.kysu.edu4-year, Public
Lane College545 Lane Ave, Jackson, Tennessee 38301-4598(731) 426-7500www.lanecollege.edu4-year, Private
Langston University102 Page Hall, Langston, Oklahoma 73050(405) 466-3428www.lunet.edu4-year, Public
Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35221-1717(205) 925-2515www.lawsonstate.edu2-year, Public
Le Moyne-Owen College807 Walker Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38126-6595(901) 435-1000www.loc.edu4-year, Private
Lincoln University820 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101(573) 681-5000www.lincolnu.edu/pages/1.asp4-year, Public
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania 19352-0999(484) 365-8000www.lincoln.edu4-year, Public
Livingstone College701 W Monroe St, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144(704) 216-6000www.livingstone.edu4-year, Private
Meharry Medical College1005 DB TODD BLVD, NASHVILLE, Tennessee 37208(615) 327-6111www.mmc.edu4-year, Private
Miles College5500 Myron Massey Blvd, Fairfield, Alabama 35064-2621(205) 929-1000 x1645www.miles.edu4-year, Private
Mississippi Valley State University14000 Highway 82 West, Itta Bena, Mississippi 38941-1400(662) 254-9041www.mvsu.edu4-year, Public
Morehouse College830 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314(404) 681-2800www.morehouse.edu4-year, Private
Morehouse School of Medicine720 Westview Dr SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30310-1495(404) 752-1500www.msm.edu4-year, Private
Morgan State University1700 East Cold Spring Lane, Baltimore, Maryland 21251-0001(443) 885-3333www.morgan.edu4-year, Public
Morris College100 West College Street, Sumter, South Carolina 29150-3599(803) 934-3200www.morris.edu4-year, Private
Norfolk State University700 Park Ave, Norfolk, Virginia 23504-8000(757) 823-8600www.nsu.edu4-year, Public
North Carolina A & T State University1601 E Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411(336) 334-7500www.ncat.edu4-year, Public
North Carolina Central University1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707(919) 530-6100www.nccu.edu4-year, Public
Oakwood University7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896(256) 726-7000www.oakwood.edu4-year, Private
Paine College1235 15th St, Augusta, Georgia 30901-3182(706) 821-8200www.paine.edu4-year, Private
Paul Quinn College3837 Simpson Stuart Rd, Dallas, Texas 75241(214) 379-5577www.pqc.edu4-year, Private
Philander Smith College900 W. Daisy Bates Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3799(501) 375-9845www.philander.edu4-year, Private
Prairie View A & M UniversityFM 1098 Road & University Drive, Prairie View, Texas 77446(936) 261-3311www.pvamu.edu4-year, Public
Rust College150 Rust Ave, Holly Springs, Mississippi 38635(601) 252-8000www.rustcollege.edu4-year, Private
Saint Augustines College1315 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610-2298(919) 516-4000www.st-aug.edu4-year, Private
Saint Pauls College115 College Drive, Lawrenceville, Virginia 23868(434) 848-3111www.saintpauls.edu4-year, Private
Savannah State University3219 College Street, Savannah, Georgia 31404-5310(912) 358-4778www.savannahstate.edu/4-year, Public
Selma University1501 Lapsley St, Dinkins Hall, Selma, Alabama 36701(334) 872-2533selmauniversity.org4-year, Private
Shaw University118 East South Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601(919) 546-8200www.shawu.edu4-year, Private
Shelton State Community College9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522(205) 391-2211www.sheltonstate.edu2-year, Public
South Carolina State University300 College St NE, Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001(803) 536-7000www.scsu.edu4-year, Public
Southern University and A & M CollegeSouthern Branch Post Office, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70813(225) 771-4500www.subr.edu4-year, Public
Southern University at New Orleans6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126(504) 286-5000www.suno.edu4-year, Public
Southern University at Shreveport3050 Martin Luther King Dr, Shreveport, Louisiana 71107(318) 670-6000www.susla.edu2-year, Public
Southwestern Christian College200 Bowser Circle, Terrell, Texas 75160-4812(972) 524-3341 x107www.swcc.edu4-year, Private
Spelman College350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314-4399(404) 681-3643www.spelman.edu4-year, Private
St. Philip's College1801 Martin Luther King Dr, San Antonio, Texas 78203-2098(210) 486-2000www.alamo.edu/spc/2-year, Public
Stillman College3601 Stillman Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403(205) 349-4240www.stillman.edu4-year, Private
Talladega College627 W Battle St, Talladega, Alabama 35160(256) 761-6100www.talladega.edu4-year, Private
Tennessee State University3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37209-1561(615) 963-5111www.tnstate.edu4-year, Public
Texas College2404 N. Grand Avenue, Tyler, Texas 75702(903) 593-8311 x2200www.texascollege.edu4-year, Private
Texas Southern University3100 Cleburne St, Houston, Texas 77004(713) 313-7011www.tsu.edu4-year, Public
Tougaloo College500 W County Line Rd, Tougaloo, Mississippi 39174(601) 977-7700www.tougaloo.edu4-year, Private
Tuskegee UniversityKresge Center, 3rd Floor, Tuskegee, Alabama 36088-1920(334) 727-8011www.tuskegee.edu4-year, Private
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff1200 N University Mail Slot 4789, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601(870) 575-8000www.uapb.edu4-year, Public
University of Maryland Eastern ShoreJ.T. Williams Hall, Princess Anne, Maryland 21853-1299(410) 651-2200www.umes.edu4-year, Public
University of the District of Columbia4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008(202) 274-5012www.udc.edu4-year, Public
University of the Virgin Islands2 John Brewers Bay, Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands 00802-9990(340) 776-9200www.uvi.edu4-year, Public
University of the Virgin Islands-KingshillSt. Croix, St. Croix, Virgin Islands 00850(340) 778-1620 x0000www.uvi.edu4-year, Public
Virginia State UniversityOne Hayden Drive, Petersburg, Virginia 23806(804) 524-5000www.vsu.edu4-year, Public
Virginia Union University1500 N Lombardy St, Richmond, Virginia 23220(804) 257-5600www.vuu.edu4-year, Private
Virginia University of Lynchburg2058 Garfield Ave, Lynchburg, Virginia 24501(434) 528-5276 x126www.vul.edu4-year, Private
Voorhees College481 Porter Drive, Denmark, South Carolina 29042(803) 780-1234www.voorhees.edu4-year, Private
West Virginia State UniversityRte 25, Institute, West Virginia 25112-1000(304) 766-3000www.wvstateu.edu4-year, Public
Wilberforce University1055 N Bickett Rd, Wilberforce, Ohio 45384-1001(937) 376-2911www.wilberforce.edu4-year, Private
Wiley College711 Wiley Ave, Marshall, Texas 75670(903) 927-3300wileyc.edu4-year, Private
Winston-Salem State University601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110-0001(336) 750-2000www.wssu.edu4-year, Public
Xavier University of LouisianaOne Drexel Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70125-1098(504) 486-7411www.xula.edu4-year, Private
Source: College Navigator-National Center for Education Statistics http://nces.ed.gov/COLLEGENAVIGATOR/    



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