Top Black Colleges and HBCUs

Howard University, HBCU in Washington, DC

There are currently 106 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States, attended by hundreds of thousands of students. These schools, which include public and private institutions, were created before the year 1964 to help educate African American students when they were not allowed to enroll into other schools. Today, they still serve a major role in educating African American students and other students of various ethnic backgrounds.

Here is a listing of all the HBCUs in the country:


Alabama A&M University

Alabama State University

Albany State University

Alcorn State University

Allen University

American Baptist College

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

Arkansas Baptist College


Barber-Scotia College

Benedict College

Bennett College

Bethune-Cookman University

Bishop State Community College

Bluefield State College

Bowie State University


Central State University

Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

Claflin University

Clark Atlanta University

Clinton College

Coahoma Community College

Concordia College

Coppin State University


Delaware State University

Denmark Technical College

Dillard University

University of the District of Columbia


Edward Waters College

Elizabeth City State University


Fayetteville State University

Fisk University

Florida A&M University

Florida Memorial University

Fort Valley State University


Gadsden State Community College

Grambling State University


Hampton University

Harris-Stowe State University

Hinds Community College

Hood Theological

Howard University

Huston-Tillotson University


Interdenominational Theological Center


J. F. Drake State Technical College

Jackson State University

Jarvis Christian College

Johnson C. Smith University

Johnson C Smith Theological Seminary


Kentucky State University

Knoxville College


Lane College

Langston University

Lawson State Community College

LeMoyne-Owen College

Lincoln University (PA)

Lincoln University (MO)

Livingstone College


University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Meharry Medical College

Miles College

Miles School of Law

Mississippi Valley State University

Morehouse College

Morehouse School of Medicine

Morgan State University

Morris Brown College

Morris College


Norfolk State University

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Central University


Oakwood University


Paine College

Paul Quinn College

Payne Theological

Philander Smith College

Prairie View A&M University


Rust College


Savannah State University

Selma University

Shaw University

Shorter College

Simmons College of Kentucky

South Carolina State University

Southern University at New Orleans

Southern University at Shreveport

Southern University and A&M College

Southwestern Christian College

Spelman College

St. Augustine's University

St. Philip's College

Stillman College


Talladega College

Tennessee State University

Texas College

Texas Southern University

Tougaloo College

Trenholm State Community College

Tuskegee University


University of the Virgin Islands

Virginia State University

Virginia Union University

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Voorhees College


West Virginia State University

Wilberforce University

Wiley College

Winston-Salem State University


Xavier University of Louisiana