List of HBCU schools

Posted October 19, 2020 by

For decades, employers trying to hire more diverse college students have been traveling to and otherwise targeting those enrolled in the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

According to Wikipedia, HBCUs

are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. Most of these institutions were founded in the years after the American Civil War and are concentrated in the Southern United States. 

During the period of segregation in the United States prior to the Civil Rights Act, the overwhelming majority of higher education institutions were predominantly white and completely disqualified or limited African-American enrollment. For a century after the end of slavery in the United States in 1865, most colleges and universities in the Southern United States prohibited all African Americans from attending, while institutions in other parts of the country regularly employed quotas to limit admissions of blacks.

There are 101 HBCUs in the United States, including both public and private institutions (of 121 institutions that existed during the 1930s). Of these remaining HBCU institutions in the United States, 27 offer doctoral programs, 52 offer master’s programs, 83 offer bachelor’s degree programs, and 38 offer associate degrees.

There are a handful of schools which do not meet Wikipedia’s definition of an HBCU but which, nevertheless, are commonly referred to as HBCUs as they primarily serve black students. At College Recruiter, we include these schools and do not differentiate between them and the schools which were established before 1964 because most of the employers who want us to deliver, for example, a targeted email just to students of HBCUs care about the demographic of the students and not when the school was established. We list the following 110 schools as HBCUs:

Alabama A&M UniversityAlabamaHuntsville
Alabama State UniversityAlabamaMontgomery
Albany State UniversityGeorgiaAlbany
Alcorn State UniversityMississippiLorman
Allen UniversitySouth CarolinaColumbia
American Baptist UniversityTennesseNashville
Arkansas Baptist CollegeArkansasLittle Rock
Barber-Scotia CollegeNorth CarolinaConcord
Benedict CollegeSouth CarolinaColumbia
Bennett CollegeNorth CarolinaGreensboro
Bethune Cookman UniversityFloridaDaytona Beach
Birmingham-Easonian Baptist Bible CollegeAlabamaBirmingham
Bluefield State College- BluefieldWest VirginiaBluefield
Bowie State UniversityMarylandBowie
Carver CollegeGeorgiaAtlanta
Central State UniversityOhioWilberforce
Charles Drew University of Medicine & ScienceCaliforniaLos Angeles
Cheyney UniversityPennyslvaniaCheyney
Claflin University- OrangeburgSouth CarolinaOrangeburg
Clark Atlanta UniversityGeorgiaAtlanta
Clinton CollegeSouth CarolinaRock Hill
Coahoma Community CollegeMississippiClarksdale
Coppin State UniversityMarylandBaltimore
Delaware State UniversityDelawareDover
Denmark Technical CollegeSouth CarolinaDenmark
Dillard UniversityLouisianaNew Orleans
Edward Waters CollegeFloridaJacksonsville
Elizabeth City State UniversityNorth CarolinaElizabeth City
Fayetteville State UniversityNorth CarolinaFayetteville
Fisk UniversityTennesseNashville
Florida A&M UniversityFloridaTallahassee
Florida Memorial UniversityFloridaMiami Gardens
Fort Valley State UniversityGeorgiaFort Valley
Gadsden State CollegeAlabamaGadsden
Grambling State UniversityLouisianaGrambling
H. Councill Trenholm State Community CollegeAlabamaMontgomery
Hampton UniversityVirginiaHampton
Harris-Stowe State UniversityMissouriSt. Louis
Hinds County Community CollegeMississippiRaymond
Hood Theological SeminaryNorth CarolinaSalisbury
Howard UniversityDistrict of ColumbiaWashington
Huston-Tillotson UniversityTexasAustin
Interdenominational Theological CenterGeorgiaAtlanta
J.F. Drake State Technical CollegeAlabamaHuntsville
Jackson State University- JacksonMississippiJackson
Jarvis Christian CollegeTexasHawkins
Johnson C Smith Theological SeminaryGeorgiaAtlanta
Johnson C. Smith UniversityNorth CarolinaCharlotte
Kentucky State UniversityKentuckyFrankfort
Knoxville CollegeTennesseKnoxville
Lane CollegeTennesseJackson
Langston UniversityOklahomaLangston
Lawson State Community CollegeAlabamaBirmingham
LeMoyne Owen CollegeTennesseMemphis
Lincoln UniversityMissouriJefferson City
Livingston CollegeNorth CarolinaSalisbury
Meharry Medical CollegeTennesseNashville
Miles CollegeAlabamaFairfield
Miles School of LawAlabamaFairfield
Mississippi Valley State UniversityMississippiItta Bena
Morehouse CollegeGeorgiaAtlanta
Morehouse School of MedicineGeorgiaAtlanta
Morgan State UniversityMarylandBaltimore
Morris Brown CollegeGeorgiaAtlanta
Morris CollegeSouth CarolinaSumter
Norfolk State UniversityVirginiaNorfolk
North Carolina A&T State UniversityNorth CarolinaGreensboro
North Carolina Central UniversityNorth CarolinaDurham
Oakwood UniversityAlabamaHuntsville
Paine CollegeGeorgiaAugusta
Paul Quinn CollegeTexasDallas
Payne Theological SeminaryOhioWilberforce
Philander Smith CollegeArkansasLittle Rock
Prairie View A&M UniversityTexasPrairie View
Rust CollegeMississippiHolly Springs
Savannah State UniversityGeorgiaSavannah
Selma University- SelmaAlabamaSelma
Shaw UniversityNorth CarolinaRaleigh
Shelton State Community CollegeAlabamaTuscaloosa
Shorter CollegeArkansasNorth Little Rock
Simmons College of KentuckyKentuckyLouisville
South Carolina State UniversitySouth CarolinaOrangeburg
Southern University and A&M CollegeLouisianaBaton Rouge
Southern University New OrleansLouisianaNew Orleans
Southern University-ShreveportLouisianaShreveport
Southwestern Christian CollegeTexasTerrell
Spelman CollegeGeorgiaAtlanta
St. Augustine’s UniversityNorth CarolinaRaleigh
St. Philips CollegeTexasSan Antonio
Stillman CollegeAlabamaTuscaloosa
Talladega CollegeAlabamaTalladega
Tennessee State UniversityTennesseNashville
Texas CollegeTexasTyler
Texas Southern UniversityTexasHouston
The Lincoln UniversityPennyslvaniaLincoln University
Tougaloo CollegeMississippiTougaloo
Tuskegee UniversityAlabamaTuskegee
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffArkansasPine Bluff
University of MarylandMarylandPrincess Anne
University of the District of ColumbiaDistrict of ColumbiaWashington
University of the Virgin IslandsU.S Virgin IslandsSt. Thomas
Virginia State UniversityVirginiaPetersburg
Virginia Union UniversityVirginiaRichmond
Virginia University of LynchburgVirginiaLynchburg
Voorhees CollegeSouth CarolinaDenmark
West Virginia State UniversityWest VirginiaInstitute
Wilberforce UniversityOhioWilberforce
Wiley CollegeTexasMarshall
Winston-Salem State UniversityNorth CarolinaWinston Salem
Xavier UniversityLouisianaNew Orleans
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