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List of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
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SchoolCityStateFoundedTypeReligious AffiliationCommentRegionally accredited
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Alabama A&M UniversityNormalAlabama1875PublicFounded as "Colored Normal School at Huntsville"Yes
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Alabama State UniversityMontgomeryAlabama1867PublicFounded as "Lincoln Normal School of Marion"Yes
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Albany State UniversityAlbanyGeorgia1903PublicFounded as "Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute"Yes
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Alcorn State UniversityLormanMississippi1871PublicFounded as "Alcorn University" in honor of James L. AlcornYes
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Allen UniversityColumbiaSouth Carolina1870PrivateAfrican Methodist EpiscopalFounded as "Payne Institute"Yes
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American Baptist CollegeNashvilleTennessee1924PrivateBaptistFederal designation as a historically Black college or university was awarded on March 20, 2013 by the U.S. Education Department.Yes
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Arkansas Baptist CollegeLittle RockArkansas1884PrivateBaptistFounded as "Minister’s Institute"Yes
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Barber-Scotia CollegeConcordNorth Carolina1867PrivatePresbyterianFounded as two institutions, Scotia Seminary and Barber Memorial CollegeNo
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Benedict CollegeColumbiaSouth Carolina1870PrivateAmerican Baptist Churches USAFounded as "Benedict Institute"Yes
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Bennett CollegeGreensboroNorth Carolina1873PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchFounded as "Bennett Seminary"Yes
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Bethune-Cookman UniversityDaytona BeachFlorida1904PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchFounded as "Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls"Yes
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Bishop State Community CollegeMobileAlabama1927PublicOriginally a branch of Alabama State CollegeYes
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Bluefield State CollegeBluefieldWest Virginia1895PublicFounded as "Bluefield Colored Institute"Yes
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Bowie State UniversityBowieMaryland1865PublicFounded as "Baltimore Normal School"Yes
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Central State UniversityWilberforceOhio1887PublicAfrican Methodist
Episcopal Church
Originally a department at Wilberforce UniversityYes
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Cheyney University of PennsylvaniaCheyneyPennsylvania1837PublicThe oldest HBCU. Founded by Quaker philanthropist Richard Humphreys as "Institute for Colored Youth"Yes
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Claflin UniversityOrangeburgSouth Carolina1869PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchYes
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Clark Atlanta UniversityAtlantaGeorgia1865PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchOriginally two institutions, Clark College and Atlanta UniversityYes
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Clinton Junior CollegeRock HillSouth Carolina1894PrivateAME ZionFounded as "Clinton Institute"Yes
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Coahoma Community CollegeCoahoma CountyMississippi1924PublicFounded as "Coahoma County Agricultural High School"Yes
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Concordia College, AlabamaSelmaAlabama1922PrivateLutheran Church–Missouri SynodKnown as "Alabama Lutheran Academy and Junior College" until 1981Yes
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Coppin State UniversityBaltimoreMaryland1900PublicFounded as "Colored High School"Yes
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Delaware State UniversityDoverDelaware1891PublicFounded as "The State College for Colored Students"Yes
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Denmark Technical CollegeDenmarkSouth Carolina1947PublicFounded as "Denmark Area Trade School"Yes
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Dillard UniversityNew OrleansLouisiana1869PrivateUnited Church of Christian the United Methodist ChurchFounding predecessor institutions: "Straight University" and "New Orleans University"Yes
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Edward Waters CollegeJacksonvilleFlorida1866PrivateAME ChurchFounded as "Brown Theological Institute"Yes
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Elizabeth City State UniversityElizabeth CityNorth Carolina1891PublicYes
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Fayetteville State UniversityFayettevilleNorth Carolina1867PublicFounded as "Howard School"Yes
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Fisk UniversityNashvilleTennessee1866PrivateUnited Church of Christ[9]Named for Clinton Bowen FiskYes
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Florida A&M UniversityTallahasseeFlorida1887PublicFounded as "State Normal College for Colored Students"Yes
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Florida Memorial UniversityMiami GardensFlorida1879PrivateAmerican Baptist Churches USAFounded as "Florida Baptist Institute in Live Oak"Yes
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Fort Valley State UniversityFort ValleyGeorgia1895PublicFounded as "Fort Valley High and Industrial School"Yes
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Gadsden State Community CollegeGadsdenAlabama1925PublicFounded as "Alabama School of Trades"Yes
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Grambling State UniversityGramblingLouisiana1901PublicFounded as "Colored Industrial and Agricultural School"Yes
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Hampton UniversityHamptonVirginia1868PrivateFounded as "Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute"Yes
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Harris-Stowe State UniversitySt. LouisMissouri1857PublicFounded as "St. Louis Normal School" for whites in 1857, with Stowe Teachers College begun in 1890 for blacks; merged in 1954 Yes
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Hinds Community College at UticaUticaMississippi1903PublicFounded as "Utica Junior College"Yes
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Howard UniversityWashingtonDistrict of Columbia1867PrivateFounded as "Howard Normal and Theological School for the Education of Teachers and Preachers"Yes
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Huston-Tillotson UniversityAustinTexas1875PrivateUnited Methodist Church /United Church of ChristFounded as "Tillotson Collegiate and Normal Institute"Yes
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Interdenominational Theological CenterAtlantaGeorgia1958PrivateInterdenominationalYes
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J. F. Drake State Technical CollegeHuntsvilleAlabama1961PublicFounded as "Huntsville State Vocational Technical School"Yes
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Jackson State UniversityJacksonMississippi1877PublicFounded as "Natchez Seminary" by the American Baptist Home Mission Society, became public in 1942Yes
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Jarvis Christian CollegeHawkinsTexas1912PrivateThe DisciplesYes
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Johnson C. Smith UniversityCharlotteNorth Carolina1867PrivatePresbyterian Church (U.S.A.)Founded as "Biddle Memorial Institute"Yes
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Kentucky State UniversityFrankfortKentucky1886PublicFounded as "State Normal School for Colored Persons"Yes
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Knoxville CollegeKnoxville (Mechanicsville)Tennessee1875PrivateUnited Presbyterian Church of North AmericaNo
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Lane CollegeJacksonTennessee1882PrivateChristian Methodist Episcopal ChurchFounded as "Colored Methodist Episcopal High School"Yes
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Langston UniversityLangstonOklahoma1897PublicFounded as "Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University"Yes
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Lawson State Community CollegeBessemerAlabama1949PublicYes
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LeMoyne-Owen CollegeMemphisTennessee1862PrivateUnited Church of ChristFounded as "LeMoyne Normal and Commercial School"[12] (elementary school until 1870)Yes
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Lincoln UniversityChester CountyPennsylvania1854PublicFounded as "Ashmun Institute"Yes
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Lincoln University of MissouriJefferson CityMissouri1866PublicFounded as "Lincoln Institute"Yes
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Livingstone CollegeSalisburyNorth Carolina1879PrivateAME ZionFounded as "Zion Wesley Institute"Yes
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Meharry Medical CollegeNashvilleTennessee1876PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchFounded as the Medical Department of Central Tennessee CollegeYes
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Miles CollegeFairfieldAlabama1905PrivateCME ChurchKnown until 1941 as "Miles Memorial College"; named after Bishop William H. MilesYes
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Mississippi Valley State UniversityItta BenaMississippi1950PublicFounded as "Mississippi Vocational College"Yes
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Morehouse CollegeAtlantaGeorgia1867PrivateOriginally: American Baptist Home Mission SocietyFounded as "Augusta Institute"Yes
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Morehouse School of MedicineAtlantaGeorgia1975PrivateFounded as a part of Morehouse CollegeYes
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Morgan State UniversityBaltimoreMaryland1867PublicOriginally: Methodist EpiscopalFounded as "Centenary Biblical Institute"Yes
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Morris Brown CollegeAtlantaGeorgia1881PrivateAfrican Methodist EpiscopalNamed after the second Bishop in the African Methodist Episcopal ChurchNo
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Morris CollegeSumterSouth Carolina1908PrivateBaptist Educational and Missionary ConventionYes
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Norfolk State UniversityNorfolkVirginia1935PublicFounded as "Norfolk Unit of Virginia State University"Yes
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North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State UniversityGreensboroNorth Carolina1891PublicFounded as "The Agricultural & Mechanical College for the Colored Race"Yes
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North Carolina Central UniversityDurhamNorth Carolina1910PublicFounded as "National Religious Training School and Chautauqua"Yes
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Oakwood UniversityHuntsvilleAlabama1896PrivateSeventh-day AdventistFounded as "Oakwood Industrial School"Yes
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Paine CollegeAugustaGeorgia1882PrivateUnited Methodist Church and Christian Methodist Episcopal ChurchFounded as "Paine Institute"Yes
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Paul Quinn CollegeDallasTexas1872PrivateAME ChurchNamed for William Paul QuinnYes
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Payne Theological SeminaryWilberforceOhio1856PrivateAfrican Methodist Episcopal ChurchNamed for Bishop Daniel Payne. Founded as a seminary with Wilberforce University in 1856. Later became Payne Theological Seminary in 1894Yes
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Philander Smith CollegeLittle RockArkansas1877PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchFounded as "Walden Seminary"Yes
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Prairie View A&M UniversityPrairie ViewTexas1876PublicFounded as "Alta Vista Agriculture & Mechanical College for Colored Youth"Yes
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Rust CollegeHolly SpringsMississippi1866PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchKnown as "Shaw University" until 1882Yes
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Savannah State UniversitySavannahGeorgia1890PublicFounded as "Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth"Yes
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Selma UniversitySelmaAlabama1878PrivateAlabama State Missionary Baptist ConventionFounded as "Alabama Baptist Normal and Theological School"Yes
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Shaw UniversityRaleighNorth Carolina1865PrivateNational Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.Yes
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Shelton State Community CollegeTuscaloosaAlabama1952PublicFounded as "J.P. Shelton Trade School"Yes
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Shorter CollegeLittle RockArkansas1886PrivateAfrican Methodist EpiscopalTwo-year college; founded as "Bethel University"Yes 
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Simmons CollegeLouisvilleKentucky1869PrivateFounded as Kentucky Normal Technological InstituteYes
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South Carolina State UniversityOrangeburgSouth Carolina1896PublicFounded as "Colored, Normal, Industrial, Agricultural, and Mechanical College of South Carolina"Yes
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Southern University and A&M CollegeBaton RougeLouisiana1880PublicConceptualized by P. B. S. PinchbackT. T. Allain, and Henry DemasYes
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Southern University at New OrleansNew OrleansLouisiana1959PublicFounded as a branch unit of Southern University in Baton RougeYes
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Southern University at ShreveportShreveportLouisiana1967PublicPart of the Southern University SystemYes
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Southwestern Christian CollegeTerrellTexas1948PrivateChurch of ChristFounded as "Southern Bible Institute"Yes
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Spelman CollegeAtlantaGeorgia1881PrivateOriginally, American Baptist Home Mission SocietyFounded as "Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary"Yes
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St. Augustine's UniversityRaleighNorth Carolina1867PrivateEpiscopal Church (United States)Yes
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St. Philip's CollegeSan AntonioTexas1898PublicEpiscopal ChurchFounded as "St. Philip's Sewing Class for Girls"Yes
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Stillman CollegeTuscaloosaAlabama1876PrivatePresbyterianFounded as Tuscaloosa Institute, the College was a concept of Reverend Dr. Charles Allen Stillman, pastor of First Presbyterian Church of TuscaloosaYes
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Talladega CollegeTalladega CountyAlabama1867PrivateUnited Church of ChristKnown as "Swayne School" until 1869Yes
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Tennessee State UniversityNashvilleTennessee1912PublicFounded as "Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School"Yes
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Texas CollegeTylerTexas1894PrivateChristian Methodist Episcopal ChurchYes
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Texas Southern UniversityHoustonTexas1927PublicFounded as "Texas State University for Negroes"Yes
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Tougaloo CollegeHinds CountyMississippi1869PrivateAmerican Missionary AssociationFounded as "Tougaloo University"Yes
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Trenholm State Technical CollegeMontgomeryAlabama1947PublicFounded as "John M. Patterson Technical School"Yes
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Tuskegee UniversityTuskegeeAlabama1881PrivateFounded as Tuskegee Institute, Now a National Historic SiteYes
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University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine BluffArkansas1873PublicFounded as "Branch Normal College"Yes
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University of Maryland Eastern ShorePrincess AnneMaryland1886PublicOriginally: Methodist EpiscopalFounded as "Delaware Conference Academy"Yes
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University of the District of ColumbiaWashingtonDistrict of Columbia1851PublicFounded as "Miner Normal School"Yes
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University of the Virgin IslandsSt. Croix & St. ThomasUnited States
Virgin Islands
1962PublicFounded as "College of the Virgin Islands"Yes
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