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Last Updated on August 28, 2023

This list of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) lists institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the black community.[1][2]

Alabama leads the nation with the number of HBCUS, followed by North Carolina then Georgia.

The list of closed colleges includes many that, because of state laws, were “racially” segregated. In other words, those colleges are not just “historically” Black, they were entirely Black for as long as they existed.

Alabama A&M UniversityNormalAlabama1875PublicFounded as “Colored Normal School at Huntsville”Yes
Alabama State UniversityMontgomeryAlabama1867PublicFounded as “Lincoln Normal School of Marion”Yes
Albany State UniversityAlbanyGeorgia1903PublicFounded as “Albany Bible and Manual Training Institute”Yes
Alcorn State UniversityLormanMississippi1871PublicFounded as “Alcorn University” in honor of James L. AlcornYes
Allen UniversityColumbiaSouth Carolina1870PrivateAfrican Methodist EpiscopalFounded as “Payne Institute”Yes
American Baptist CollegeNashvilleTennessee1924PrivateBaptistFederal designation as a historically Black college or university was awarded on March 20, 2013 by the U.S. Education Department.[4]Yes
University of Arkansas at Pine BluffPine BluffArkansas1873PublicFounded as “Branch Normal College”Yes
Arkansas Baptist CollegeLittle RockArkansas1884PrivateBaptistFounded as “Minister’s Institute”[5]Yes
Barber-Scotia CollegeConcordNorth Carolina1867PrivatePresbyterianFounded as two institutions, Scotia Seminary and Barber Memorial CollegeNo
Benedict CollegeColumbiaSouth Carolina1870PrivateAmerican Baptist Churches USAFounded as “Benedict Institute”Yes
Bennett CollegeGreensboroNorth Carolina1873PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchFounded as “Bennett Seminary”Yes
Bethune-Cookman UniversityDaytona BeachFlorida1904PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchFounded as “Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls”Yes
Bishop State Community CollegeMobileAlabama1927PublicOriginally a branch of Alabama State CollegeYes
Bluefield State CollegeBluefieldWest Virginia1895PublicFounded as “Bluefield Colored Institute”Yes
Bowie State UniversityBowieMaryland1865PublicFounded as “Baltimore Normal School”Yes
Central State UniversityWilberforceOhio1887PublicAfrican Methodist Episcopal ChurchOriginally a department at Wilberforce University[6]Yes
Cheyney University of PennsylvaniaCheyneyPennsylvania1837PublicThe oldest HBCU. Founded by Quaker philanthropist Richard Humphreys as “Institute for Colored Youth”Yes
Claflin UniversityOrangeburgSouth Carolina1869PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchYes
Clark Atlanta UniversityAtlantaGeorgia1865PrivateUnited Methodist ChurchOriginally two institutions, Clark College and Atlanta UniversityYes

Alphabetical order of historically black colleges by States.

Alabama A&M University- Huntsville
Alabama State University- Montgomery
Concordia University-Alabama- Selma (closed 2018)
Birmingham-Easonian Baptist Bible College- Birmingham*
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

Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science*- Los Angeles

Delaware State University- Dover

District of Columbia
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 Orleans
Grambling State University- Grambling
Southern University and A&M College- Baton Rouge
Southern University New Orleans- New Orleans
Southern University-Shreveport- Shreveport
Xavier University- New Orleans

Bowie State University- Bowie
Coppin State University- Baltimore
University of Maryland- Eastern Shore- Princess Anne
Morgan State University- Baltimore

Lewis College of Business- Detroit (Closed 2013)

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. Louis
Lincoln University- Jefferson City

North Carolina
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
The Lincoln University- Lincoln University

South Carolina
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 College- Denmark

American Baptist University- Nashville
Fisk University- Nashville
Knoxville College**- Knoxville
Lane College- Jackson
LeMoyne Owen College- Memphis
Meharry Medical College
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

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

Hampton University- Hampton
Norfolk State University- Norfolk
Saint Paul’s College- Lawrenceville (closed 2013)
Virginia State University- Petersburg
Virginia Union University- Richmond
Virginia University of Lynchburg- Lynchburg

West Virginia
Bluefield State College- Bluefield
West Virginia State University- Institute.

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