A list of all 104  HBCU’s in the world and their mission statements in alphabetical order!!


Alabama A&M University



Alabama A&M University is located in Huntsville, AL.  “Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is a public, comprehensive 1890 Land-Grant institution, committed to access and opportunity, and dedicated to intellectual inquiry. The application of knowledge and excellence in teaching, research and service is responsive to the needs of a diverse student population and the social and economic needs of the state and region. The University offers contemporary baccalaureate, master’s, educational specialist and doctoral level degrees to prepare students for careers in the arts, sciences, business, engineering, education, agriculture and technology. As a center of excellence, the University is dedicated to providing a student-centered educational environment for the emergence of scholars, scientists, leaders and critical thinkers, who are equipped to excel through their contributions and leadership in a 21st century national and global society.”

Link to Website: https://www.aamu.edu/Pages/default.aspx


Alabama State University


“Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala., is a widely respected, world-class institution of higher learning which welcomes students of all races. We offer nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from our historic teacher education program to our new, high-demand programs in health sciences, new Ph.D. in microbiology  and minor in international business.”

The students who attend ASU are as diverse as our academic offerings, with students from more than 40 states and various countries seeking a top-notch education that extends far beyond the walls of a classroom. With a 20 to1 student-faculty ratio, students receive the personal attention, mentoring, encouragement and knowledge needed to achieve their dreams.

Link to Website: http://www.alasu.edu/index.aspx


Albany State University



“Albany State University, a proud member institution of the University System of Georgia, elevates its community and region by offering a broad array of graduate, baccalaureate, associate, and certificate programs at its main campuses in Albany as well as at strategically-placed branch sites and online. Committed to excellence in teaching and learning, the University prepares students to be effective contributors to a globally diverse society, where knowledge and technology create opportunities for personal and professional success. ASU respects and builds on the historical roots of its institutional predecessors with its commitment to access and a strong liberal arts heritage that respects diversity in all its forms and gives all students the foundation they need to succeed. Through creative scholarship, research, and public service, the University’s faculty, staff, students, and administrators form strategic alliances internally and externally to promote community and economic development, resulting in an improved quality of life for the citizens of southwest Georgia and beyond.”

Link to website: https://www.asurams.edu/vision-mission-guiding-principles/


Alcorn State University

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” Alcorn State University, a Historically Black College and University, is a comprehensive land-grant institution that celebrates a rich heritage with a diverse student and faculty population. The University emphasizes intellectual development and lifelong learning through the integration of diverse pedagogies, applied and basic research, cultural and professional programs, public service and outreach, while providing access to globally competitive academic and research programs. Alcorn strives to prepare graduates to be well-rounded future leaders of high character and to be successful in the global marketplace of the 21st century.”

Link to website: https://www.alcorn.edu/

Allen University

“Allen University is an academic community which provides students an opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts and professional programs. The University has a strong, unalterable commitment to teaching in delivery of its baccalaureate programs.”


American Baptist College

“The mission of American Baptist College, a Historically Black College, is to educate, graduate, and prepare diverse students with a liberal arts emphasis for Christian leadership, service, and social justice in the world.

Founded in 1924, by black and white Baptists, ABC’s vision is to provide educational opportunities for gifted students who have limited academic experiences and resources but unlimited potential for leadership in society. The school continues today firmly rooted in its historic purpose to promote higher education through a Christ-centered vision of the world for under-served students. This commitment entails the education of persons regardless of their age, class, ethnicity, gender or race in an environment that frees persons to be active learners, servant-leaders, and moral citizens of the world.”

Link to website: https://abcnash.edu/about/


Arkansas Baptist College



“Arkansas Baptist College, originally named the Minister’s Institute, was founded in 1884 by the Colored Baptists of Arkansas during their annual convention at Mount Zion Baptist Church in Little Rock. The  primary objective of the institute was to raise the educational level within the negro ministry. The secondary objective was to aid the state in making higher education available to young negro men and women. Most of the school’s students were trained in the ministry and today, Religious Studies continues to be one of the College’s major areas of matriculation.”

Link to website: http://www.arkansasbaptist.edu/about/history-mission/


Benedict College


Vision: Benedict College will be a leader in providing transformative learning experiences for a diverse student body, defined by superior cultural and professional competencies that are nurtured and developed by faculty, staff and stakeholders who value innovation, customer service, community and industry engagement.”

Link to website: https://www.benedict.edu/


Bennett College for Women




Bennett College prepares women of color through a transformative liberal arts education to lead with purpose, integrity, and a strong sense of self-worth. Bennett provides educational access to students while promoting inquiry, civic engagement, social justice, lifelong learning, and equity for all.


Bennett College is renowned for its intimate, engaging learning community that produces phenomenal women scholars and global leaders.”


Bethune Cookman University

“On October 3, 1904, a very determined young black woman, Mary McLeod Bethune, opened the Daytona Literary and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls with $1.50, faith in God and five little girls: Lena, Lucille, and Ruth Warren, Anna Geiger and Celest Jackson. Through Dr. Bethune’s lifetime the school underwent several stages of growth and development and on May 24, 1919, the Daytona Educational and Industrial Institute was changed to Daytona Normal and Industrial Institute. In 1923 the school merged with Cookman Institute of Jacksonville, Florida (founded in 1872) and became co-ed while it also gained the prestigious United Methodist Church affiliation. Although the merger of Bethune’s school and Cookman Institute began in 1923, it was not finalized until 1925 when both schools collaborated to become the Daytona-Cookman Collegiate Institute. In 1931, the College became accredited by the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the Southern States, as a Junior College with class B status, and on April 27, 1931, the school’s name was officially changed to Bethune-Cookman College to reflect the leadership of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune.”

Link to Website: http://www.cookman.edu/about_BCU/history/index.html


Bishop State Community College

“Our Mission is to provide high-quality educational opportunities and services that are responsive to individual and community needs for the citizenry of Mobile and Washington counties at an affordable cost. The College utilizes traditional and distance learning to accomplish its mission. Bishop State Community College fulfills its mission by offering the following:

  • Transfer education designed to prepare students at the freshman and sophomore levels for transfer to other colleges and universities.
  • General education courses in the liberal arts and sciences to support all college degree programs.
  • Technical, vocational, occupational, and career education courses that prepare students for immediate employment, retrain existing employees, and promote local and state economic stability and competitiveness.
  • Partnerships with business, industry, and professional groups to assess and fulfill training needs to meet workforce demands.
  • Developmental education to assist individuals in order to improve learning skills and overcome educational deficiencies to bring their basic skills to a level appropriate for college-level work.
  • Academic support services that include a learning resource center and basic skills activities that enhance instruction.
  • Student support services that provide advising, counseling, tutoring, financial assistance and social and cultural activities for all students, including those with special needs.
  • Continuing education and personal enrichment opportunities that support lifelong learning and the civic, social, and cultural quality of life.
  • Conducive learning environments equipped with classroom technology and attractive physical campuses.
  • Continuous assessment through research and development of programs and services and the utilization of results for improvement.”

Link to website: https://www.bishop.edu/

Bluefield State College

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“At Bluefield State College, leadership is found in giving strength to others. “We will give them tough love. We will not tolerate faithlessness in themselves,” one professor says. “We will say to them, ‘You can do this. Here are the tools. Let’s do it.'”

Link to website: https://www.bluefieldstate.edu/

Bowie State University


“Bowie State University is an outgrowth of a school opened in Baltimore, Md. by an organization dedicated to offering educational opportunities that the state failed to provide for its black citizens. From those humble beginnings, Bowie State has become a comprehensive university, offering 22 undergraduate majors and 35 master’s, doctoral and advanced certification programs in a broad range of disciplines. Bowie State University continues to build on its legacy of providing access to high-quality education.”

Link to website: https://www.bowiestate.edu/

Central State University


“The Office of University Public Relations will be the leader in elevating Central State University through Communications, Marketing and Branding.

The Mission for the Office of University Public Relations:

The Office of University Public Relations creates, builds and elevates communications and marketing strategies to ensure that the University’s image reflects our mission of leadership, research and service.”

Link to website: http://www.centralstate.edu/index.php

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania


Established in 1837, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania cherishes its legacy as  America’s first institution for higher learning for African Americans. Our mission is to prepare confident, competent, reflective, visionary leaders and responsible citizens. We uphold our tradition of academic excellence as we maintain our historical commitment to opportunity and access for students of diverse backgrounds. Cheyney University provides a nurturing, intellectually challenging and socially enriching environment.


Cheyney University of Pennsylvania will be recognized as a premier HBCU for the 21st century, whose graduates are respected members of their communities throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, nation and the world. Cheyney University graduates will be a diverse group of local, national and international students, who will apply the knowledge and skills gained from our rigorous and challenging academic programs to the advancement of the nation and global community.

We will continue to be a valuable resource contributing to the intellectual, social, economic and cultural development of the Greater Philadelphia region, the Delaware Valley, and beyond.’

Link to website: https://www.cheyney.edu/index.aspx

Claflin University

Claflin University will be recognized as a leading 21st Century institution of higher education that develops a diverse and inclusive community of globally engaged visionary leaders.

Claflin University is a comprehensive institution of higher education affiliated with the United Methodist Church. A historically black University founded in 1869, Claflin is committed to providing students with access to exemplary educational opportunities in its undergraduate, graduate and continuing education programs. Claflin is dedicated to providing a student-centered, liberal arts education grounded in cutting-edge research, experiential learning, state-of-the art technologycommunity service, and life-long personal and professional fulfillment.

Claflin is a diverse and inclusive community of students, faculty, staff and administrators who work to cultivate practical wisdom, judgment, knowledge, skills and character needed for globally engaged citizenship and effective leadership.”

Link to website: http://www.claflin.edu/

Clark Atlanta University

“Clark Atlanta University is a comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational institution of higher education with a predominantly African-American heritage. It offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees as well as certificate programs to students of diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The University was established in 1988 through the consolidation of its two parent institutions, Atlanta University (1865), the nation’s first institution to award graduate degrees to African Americans, and Clark College (1869) the nation’s first four-year liberal arts college to serve a primarily African-American student population.”

Link to website: http://www.cau.edu/index.html

Clinton Junior College

“Clinton College was one of many schools established by the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church during Reconstruction years, to help eradicate illiteracy among freedmen. Clinton is the oldest institution of higher education in Rock Hill, South Carolina. The College has operated continuously for 120 years. In 1894, Presiding Elder Nero A. Crockett and Rev. W.M. Robinson founded Clinton Institute and named it for Bishop Caleb Isom Clinton, the Palmetto Conference presiding bishop at the time.”

Link to website: https://clintoncollege.edu/

Coahoma Community College

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“Coahoma Community College is an accredited public comprehensive institution of higher learning committed to providing accessible, affordable, diverse, and quality educational programs and services.


  1. Provide academic transfer programs that parallel with the first two years of college/university programs.
  2. Provide career and technical education programs that prepare students to enter the job market or transfer to a college or university.
  3. Meet the needs of area businesses and industries by providing workforce training programs.
  4. Empower students with the necessary tools to maximize their potential by providing a network of support services and activities.
  5. Utilize emerging instructional technology by providing innovative learning opportunities for students.
  6. Address community and economic development needs within the service area by developing and sustaining partnerships with public and private agencies.
  7. Initiate new programs or complement existing programs by securing and sustaining federal, state, and local funding.
  8. Support cultural enrichment programs and activities.
  9. Ensure institutional effectiveness by planning, assessing, and evaluating all activities and programs.”

Link to website: http://www.coahomacc.edu/

Coppin State University

“Coppin State University is a model urban, residential liberal arts university located in the northwest section of the City of Baltimore that provides academic programs in the arts and sciences, teacher education, nursing, graduate studies, and continuing education. An HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), Coppin has a culturally rich history as an institution providing quality educational programs and community outreach services. Coppin offers 53 majors and nine graduate-degree programs. A fully accredited institution, Coppin serves Baltimore residents as well as students from around the world, with flexible course schedules that include convenient day, evening, and weekend classes and distance learning courses.”

Link to website: https://www.coppin.edu/

Delaware State University

“The Delaware College for Colored Students, now known as Delaware State University, was established May 15, 1891, by the Delaware General Assembly under the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1890 by which land-grant colleges for Blacks came into existence in states maintaining separate educational facilities. With the appointment of an inaugural six-member Board of Trustees, that governing body used part of the initial $8,000 state appropriation to purchase a 95-acre property north of the state capital of Dover to establish the new college.”

Link to website: https://www.desu.edu/

Denmark Technical College

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“Denmark Technical College is a public, comprehensive, Historically Black, two-year technical college located in rural Bamberg County in South Carolina. The college annually serves approximately 2,000 credit and continuing education students, a mix of traditional, nontraditional, full-time and part-time. Denmark Technical College is the only technical college in the State of South Carolina with on-campus housing. As a member of the South Carolina Technical College System, Denmark Technical College’s mission is related to the educational mission of the State of South Carolina and the Technical College System. The College’s primary service area is comprised of Bamberg, Barnwell, and Allendale Counties with a legislated mandate to serve students throughout the state. As an open-door institution, the College provides affordable, post-secondary education culminating in associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates, to citizens from diverse educational and socioeconomic backgrounds and reaches out to its service area high schools with opportunities for the students. The college provides training needed by business and industry through collaborative partnerships and resource allocation.”

Link to website: http://www.denmarktech.edu/

Dillard University

“In 1935, New Orleans University and Straight College merged to form Dillard University. The trustees of the new university called for the implementation of a coeducational, interracial school, serving a predominantly African American student body adhering to Christian principles and values. The university was named in honor of James Hardy Dillard, a distinguished academician dedicated to educating African Americans.”

Link to website: http://www.dillard.edu/

Edward waters College

“Edward Waters College began as an institution founded by blacks, for blacks. In 1865, following the Civil War, the Reverend Charles H. Pearce, a presiding elder of the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, was sent to Florida by Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne. Observing the fast-paced social and political changes of the Reconstruction era, Rev. Pearce immediately recognized the need for an education ministry, as no provision had yet been made for the public education of Florida’s newly emancipated blacks. Assisted by the Reverend William G. Steward, the first AME pastor in the state, Pearce began to raise funds to build a school.”

Link to website: https://www.ewc.edu/

Elizabeth City State University

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“On March 3, 1891, Hugh Cale, an African-American representative in the N.C. General Assembly from Pasquotank County, sponsored House Bill 383, which established a normal (teaching) school for “teaching and training teachers of the colored race to teach in the common schools of North Carolina.” The bill passed, and the origin of Elizabeth City State University was born.  The institution’s first name was Elizabeth City State Colored Normal School (1891-1939).”

Link to website: https://www.ecsu.edu/

Fayetteville State University

“Celebrating our Sesquicentennial will be a testament to the tenacity of the spirit of seven black citizens and the black community of Fayetteville who established and supported the Howard School on November 29, 1867 for educating black children.

They would indeed be proud today of the diverse student body and world class accomplishments made by FSU in various fields from teacher education to cyber-security. We will commemorate this transformative experience by proudly “Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Preparing Educators, Leaders, and Engaged Citizens ” during the 2017-2018 academic year.”

Link to website: https://www.uncfsu.edu/

Fisk University

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“Fisk University produces graduates from diverse backgrounds with the integrity and intellect required for substantive contributions to society. Our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts. Our faculty and administrators emphasize the discovery and advancement of knowledge through research in the natural and social sciences, business and the humanities. We are committed to the success of scholars and leaders with global perspectives.”

Link to website:  https://www.fisk.edu/

Florida A&M University

FAMU’s academic achievements are what set it apart as a unique learning experience. In 2014, FAMU was recognized among the 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best National Universities.” The U.S. News & World Report lists FAMU as the top public historically black college or university in the nation for 2015. It is also listed among The Princeton Review’s “Best in the Southeast” colleges and is one of the top picks for providing a high quality education at an affordable price in Florida, according to The College Database (2013).

FAMU values diversity in thought, perspective, and culture. The University enrolls nearly 10,000 students hailing from across the United States and more than 70 countries, including several African countries, the Bahamas, Brazil, Indonesia, China, and the United Arab Emirates, to name a few. The student body includes representatives from all ethnic, socio-economic, and religious backgrounds.”

Link to website: http://www.famu.edu/

Florida Memorial University


Building upon the traditions of our past and harnessing the richness of the present, Florida Memorial University prepares our students, through innovation, collaboration and creativity, to assume leadership roles in a highly competitive, technology-driven, and increasingly global marketplace.


The mission of Florida Memorial University is to instill in our students the values of leadership, character, and service to enhance their lives and the lives of others on our campus, in our community, and in the world through a transformational, liberal arts education.”

Link to website: https://www.fmuniv.edu/

Fort Valley State University

“Since 1895, Fort Valley State University has empowered people to use education as a pathway to maximize their potential through invention, intellectual fulfillment, civic leadership, and meaningful careers. It was founded 122 years ago as a bridge to prosperity for the first generations of free black men and women in America and has a continuing legacy of producing leaders in a broad range of fields critical to human advancement. FVSU’s legacy is built on the belief that every human being is entitled to limitless learning, regardless of the circumstances of its birth. As expressed in its first academic catalog as a college, the institution exists to give students “a better chance in life” and help uplift people, “wherever the college can, through its graduates.”

Link to website: http://www.fvsu.edu/

Gadsden State Community College

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Gadsden State Community College is a public, open door, comprehensive community college under the control of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees (ACCS BOT). Comprised of six campuses/centers, present-day Gadsden State began with the merger of Alabama Technical College, Gadsden State Technical Institute, and Gadsden State Junior College on February 28, 1985 to eliminate duplication of courses and to better serve students. Gadsden State has since expanded with the consolidation of the former Harry M. Ayers State Technical College in 2003 and the establishment of additional centers in Anniston and Centre. The college also offers instruction at St. Clair Correctional Facility. Gadsden State is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees.”

Link to website: http://www.gadsdenstate.edu/

Grambling State University

“Grambling State University opened on November 1, 1901 as the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School. It was founded by the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association, organized in 1896 by a group of African-American farmers who wanted to organize and operate a school for African Americans in their region of the state.

In response to the Association’s request for assistance, Tuskegee Institute’s Booker T. Washington sent Charles P. Adams to help the group organize an industrial school. Adams became its founding president.

In 1905, the school moved to its present location and was renamed the North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial School. By 1928, after becoming a state junior college and being renamed the Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute, the school began to award two-year professional certificates and diplomas. In 1936, the curriculum emphasis shifted to rural teacher education; students were able to receive professional teaching certificates after completing a third academic year. The first baccalaureate degree was awarded in 1944, in elementary education.

In 1946, the school became Grambling College, named after P.G. Grambling, the white sawmill owner who had donated the parcel of land where the school was constructed. In addition to elementary educators, Grambling prepared secondary teachers and added curricula in sciences, liberal arts and business, transforming the college from a single purpose institution of teacher education into a multipurpose college. In 1949, the college earned its first accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

In 1974, the addition of graduate programs in early childhood and elementary education gave the school a new status and a new name – Grambling State University. The university expanded and prospered between 1977 and 2000. Several new academic programs were incorporated and new facilities were added to the 384-acre campus, including a business and computer science building, school of nursing, student services building, stadium, stadium support facility and an intramural sports center.”

Link to website: http://www.gram.edu/

H Council Trenholm State Technical College

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“H. Councill Trenholm State Community College is a comprehensive two-year community college located in Montgomery, Alabama. The College provides technical certificate and degree programs; adult learning opportunities; civic, social, cultural and personal development opportunities; business and industry training opportunities; and support of economic development for the central Alabama region. The College is part of the Alabama Community College System, a statewide system of postsecondary colleges governed by the Alabama Board of Education.”

Link to website: https://www.trenholmstate.edu/

Hampton University

“A historically black institution, Hampton University is committed to multiculturalism. The University serves students from diverse national, cultural and economic backgrounds. From its beginnings to the present, the institution has enrolled students from five continents – North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe – and many countries including Gabon, Kenya, Ghana, Japan, China, Armenia, Great Britain and Russia, as well as the Hawaiian and Caribbean Islands and numerous American Indian nations. Placing its students at the center of its planning, the University provides a holistic educational environment. Learning is facilitated by a range of educational offerings, a rigorous curriculum, excellent teaching, professional experiences, multiple leadership opportunities, and an emphasis on the development of character which values integrity, respect, decency, dignity, and responsibility.”

Link to website: http://www.hamptonu.edu/

Harris-Stowe State University

“Harris-Stowe State University’s primary mission, as set forth in Senate Bill 153, is to address the higher education needs of the metropolitan St. Louis region. Toward the fulfillment of this mandate, the University offers a solid General Education curriculum, which serves as the foundation for the University’s various baccalaureate programs in three broad professional areas, including baccalaureate degree programs in business, education, and arts and sciences.”

Link to website: http://go.hssu.edu/index.cfm

Howard University

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“Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Moreover, the University is dedicated to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who are, through their teaching, research and service, committed to the development of distinguished, historically aware, and compassionate graduates and to the discovery of solutions to human problems in the United States and throughout the world. With an abiding interest in both domestic and international affairs, the University is committed to continuing to produce leaders for America and the global community.”

Link to website: https://www2.howard.edu/

Huston-Tillotson University

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“At Huston-Tillotson University, you’ll join a community that understands you—because we are you. We’ve lived through the college experience and know what it takes to meet and exceed standards of success. We are Huston-Tillotson. We are determined. We are hopeful. And, we are here to help. Connect with our enrollment team by completing and submitting the form above.”

Link to website: www.htdegrees.com

Interdenominational Theological Center


“The Interdenominational Theological Center was chartered in 1958 through the mutual efforts of four seminaries that came together to form one school of theology, in cooperation as an ecumenical cluster. The collaborative later added two additional schools and today houses five seminaries and an ecumenical fellowship. ITC is the world’s only graduate theology program with this unique model that is exclusively African American but inclusive to all. all people.”

Link to website: https://www.itc.edu/

J.F. Drake State Technical College

“J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College, a student-centered two-year public institution, offers flexible and affordable university-transfer and technical degrees, certificates, adult and continuing education, and customized workforce training to fulfill the diverse needs of the community.”

Link to website: http://www.dstc.cc.al.us/homepage.aspx

Jackson State University


“Building on its historic mission of empowering diverse students to become leaders, Jackson State University will become recognized as a challenging, yet nurturing, state-of-the-art technologically-infused intellectual community. Students and faculty will engage in creative research, participate in interdisciplinary and multi-institutional/ organizational collaborative learning teams and serve the global community.”

Link to website: http://www.jsums.edu/

Jarvis Christian College


“Jarvis Christian College is a historically Black liberal arts, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the college is to prepare students intellectually, through academic programs that promote excellence in teaching and learning; socially, through student-centered support programs that encourage positive and constructive communication among peers, faculty, and staff; spiritually, through programs that stimulate spiritual growth and worship; and personally, through interaction that fosters self-development and maturity. The mission further seeks to prepare students for professional and graduate studies, productive careers, and to function effectively in a global and technological society.”

Link to website: https://www.jarvis.edu/

Johnson C. Smith University


“The mission of Johnson C. Smith University is to provide an outstanding education for a diverse group of talented and highly motivated students from various ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds. Johnson C. Smith University offers a liberal education in conjunction with concentrated study in a specialized field in preparation for advanced study and specific careers.”

Link to website: https://www.jcsu.edu/

Kentucky State University

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“Kentucky State University is a public, comprehensive, historically black land-grant university committed to advancing the Commonwealth of Kentucky, enhancing society, and impacting individuals by providing quality teaching with a foundation in liberal studies, scholarly research, and public service to enable productive lives within the diverse global economy.”

Link to website: https://kysu.edu/

Lane College

“With strong ties to the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, the College’s Mission is to develop the “whole student.” Academic excellence is the institution‘s top priority, and it is achieved through a student-centered and nurturing approach to learning supported by excellent teaching, teaching-related research, and service. The College believes that one’s intellectual capability coupled with social and spiritual growth is essential to the development of a well-rounded individual. In keeping with this Mission, the College offers creative and enriching academic programs to prepare students for their chosen careers; and encourages active student engagement to cultivate life-long learning.”

Link to website: http://www.lanecollege.edu/default.html

Langston University


“The Division of Student Affairs fosters a student centered, quality driven, and value based co-curricular environment with emphasis on the holistic development of the student in the areas of:

  1. Emotional and physical wellness
  2. Intellectual growth
  3. Leadership development
  4. Professional acumen
  5. Spiritual enrichment
  6. Self-discovery
  7. Community engagement”

Link to website: http://www.langston.edu/

Lawson State Community College- Birmingham

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“Lawson State Community College provides affordable and accessible quality educational opportunities, promotes economic growth, and enhances the quality of life for the diverse communities it serves. Through varied instructional modes and lifelong learning opportunities, the College prepares students for gainful employment, career advancement, college transfer, and workforce development.”

Link to website: http://www.lawsonstate.edu/

LeMoyne-Owen College

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Mission Statement
LeMoyne-Owen College delivers a transformative experience, educating students for a lifetime of scholarship, leadership, and service through liberal arts, career and professional studies.
Vision Statement
To be an exemplary historically black college providing an excellent liberal arts education that transforms urban students, institutions and communities.”

Link to website: http://www.loc.edu/default.asp

Lincoln University- Missouri

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“Mission Statement

Lincoln University of Missouri is a historically black, 1890 land-grant, public, comprehensive institution that provides excellent educational opportunities including theoretical and applied learning experiences to a diverse population within a nurturing, student-centered environment.”

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

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Lincoln University, the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU), educates and empowers students to lead their communities and change the world.

It does so by:

  • Providing a rigorous liberal arts education featuring active and collaborative learning;
  • Integrating academic and co-curricular programs with the University’s distinctive legacy of global engagement, social responsibility and leadership development; and
  • Cultivating the character, values and standards of excellence needed to enable students to become responsible citizens of a global community.”

Link to website: http://www.lincoln.edu/

Livingstone College

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“Livingstone College was founded as Zion Wesley Institute by a group of A.M.E. Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in the Cabarrus County town of Concord, North Carolina in 1879.

After three brief sessions, directed by principals Bishop C. R. Harris and Professor A.S. Richardson, the Institute ultimately closed in Concord. In 1881, Dr. Joseph Charles Price and Bishop J. W. Hood changed their roles as delegates to the Ecumenical Conference and became fund-raisers with the mission to re-establish Zion Wesley Institute.

The Rowan County town of Salisbury, just 20 miles northeast of Concord, gave the Trustees a generous donation of $1,000 and an invitation to relocate the school in Salisbury. They accepted both gifts, and the College re-opened in Salisbury in 1882 with Dr. Price as President. The new site was J. M. Gray’s farm called Delta Grove, which consisted of one building and 40 acres of land.”

Link to website: https://livingstone.edu/

Meharry Medical College

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“Meharry Medical College is a global academic health sciences center advancing health equity through innovative research, transformative education, exceptional and compassionate health services and policy-influencing thought leadership. True to its legacy, Meharry empowers diverse populations to improve the well-being of humankind.”

Link to website: https://home.mmc.edu/

Miles College

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“Miles College is a senior, private, liberal arts Historically Black College with roots in the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church that motivates and prepares students, through committed faculty, to seek knowledge that leads to intellectual and civic empowerment. The Miles College education engages students in rigorous study, scholarly inquiry, and spiritual awareness enabling graduates to become life-long learners and responsible citizens who help shape the global society.”

Link to website: http://www.miles.edu/

Mississippi Valley State University

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“Mississippi Valley State University, as a Carnegie Classified Master’s University, provides comprehensive undergraduate and graduate programs in education, the arts and sciences, and professional studies. The University is driven by its commitment to excellence in teaching, learning, service, and research–a commitment resulting in a learner-centered environment that prepares critical thinkers, exceptional communicators, and service-oriented, engaged, and productive citizens. MVSU is fundamentally committed to positively impacting the quality of life and creating extraordinary educational opportunities for the Mississippi Delta and beyond.”

Link to website: https://www.mvsu.edu/

Moorehouse College

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“The mission of Morehouse College is to develop men with disciplined minds who will lead lives of leadership and service. A private historically black liberal arts college for men, Morehouse realizes this mission by emphasizing the intellectual and character development of its students. In addition, the College assumes special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of black people.”

Linl to Website: http://www.morehouse.edu/

Moorehouse School of Medicine

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“We exist to:

  • Improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities
  • Increase the diversity of the health professional and scientific workforce
  • Address primary health care through programs in education, research, and service

With emphasis on people of color and the underserved urban and rural populations in Georgia, the nation, and the world.”

Link to website: http://www.msm.edu/

Morgan State University

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“Morgan State University serves the community, region, state, nation, and world as an intellectual and creative resource by supporting, empowering and preparing high-quality, diverse graduates to lead the world. The University offers innovative, inclusive, and distinctive educational experiences to a broad cross section of the population in a comprehensive range of disciplines at the baccalaureate, master’s, doctoral, and professional degree levels. Through collaborative pursuits, scholarly research, creative endeavors, and dedicated public service, the University gives significant priority to addressing societal problems, particularly those prevalent in urban communities.”

Link to website: https://www.morgan.edu/

Morris College

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“Morris College was founded in 1908 by the Baptist Educational and Missionary Convention of South Carolina to provide educational opportunities for Negro students in response to the historical denial of access to the existing educational system. Today, under the continued ownership of its founding body, the College opens its doors to a culturally and geographically diverse student body, typically from the Southeast and Northeast regions. Morris College is an accredited, four-year, coeducational, residential, liberal arts and career-focused institution awarding baccalaureate degrees in the arts and sciences and in career-based professional fields.’

Link to website: https://www.morris.edu/default.aspx

Norfolk State University

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“Norfolk State University, a comprehensive urban public institution, is committed to transforming students’ lives through exemplary teaching, research and service.  Offering a supportive academic and culturally diverse environment for all, the University empowers its students to turn their aspirations into reality and achieve their full potential as well rounded, resourceful citizens and leaders for the 21st century.”

Link to website: https://www.nsu.edu/

North Carolina A&T State University

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“North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University advances knowledge through scholarly exchange and transforms society with exceptional teaching, learning, discovery and community engagement. An 1890 land-grant doctoral research institution with a distinction in STEM and commitment to excellence in all disciplines, North Carolina A&T creates innovative solutions that address the challenges and economic needs of North Carolina, the nation and the world.”

Link to website: https://www.ncat.edu/

Oakwood University

“The mission of Oakwood University, a historically black, Seventh-day Adventist institution, is to transform students through biblically-based education for service to God and humanity.”

Link to website: https://www2.oakwood.edu/

Paine College

“Paine College Mission Statement is reflective of the nature and purpose of the institution as a church-related liberal arts institution providing a high caliber education. The Mission Statement reflects the founding goals of the college and it is comprehensive in establishing the institution as grounded in Methodism and providing a basis for the institution’s operational foci. The statement is current as it is periodically reviewed, evaluated and approved by the governing body with appropriate input from its various constituencies. The Mission also firmly ties the College to its Biblical Foundation Statement.”

Link to website: https://www.paine.edu/web/mycampus/home

Paul Quinn College

“Paul Quinn College is a private, faith-based, four-year, liberal arts-inspired college that was founded on April 4, 1872, by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Church preachers in Austin, Texas. The school’s original purpose was to educate freed slaves and their offspring. Today, we proudly educate students of all races and socio-economic classes under the banner of our institutional ethos, WE over Me. Our mission is to provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students.”

Link to website: http://www.pqc.edu/

Philander Smith College

“The College offers four degrees: the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Bachelor of Social Work.

The College’s mission is to graduate academically accomplished students, grounded as advocates for social justice, determined to change the world for the better.”

Link to website: https://www.philander.edu/

Prairie View A&M University

“Prairie View A&M University, the second oldest public institution of higher education in Texas, originated in the Texas Constitution of 1876. On August 14, 1876, the Texas Legislature established the “Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas for Colored Youths” and placed responsibility for its management with the Board of Directors of the Agricultural and Mechanical College at Bryan. The A&M College of Texas for Colored Youths opened at Prairie View, Texas on March 11, 1878.”

Link to website: https://www.pvamu.edu/

Rust College

Rust College is a historically Black, co-educational, senior liberal arts college founded in 1866 by the Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church to offer quality programs in business, education, humanities, science and math, and social science to prepare students for leadership and service in a global society.

Link to website: http://www.rustcollege.edu/

Saint Augustine’s University



“Saint Augustine’s University was chartered as a “Normal School and Collegiate Institute” on July 19, 1867, by the Reverend J. Brinton Smith, D.D., secretary of the Freedman’s Commission of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and the Right Reverend Thomas Atkinson, D.D., Bishop of the Diocese of North Carolina. Bishop Atkinson became the first president of the Board of Trustees and Dr. Smith was the first principal. The new school opened its doors for instruction on January 13, 1868.”

Link to website: https://www.st-aug.edu/

Savannah State University

“Savannah State University, the oldest public historically black university in the State of Georgia, develops productive members of a global society through high quality instruction, scholarship, research, service and community involvement. The University fosters engaged learning and personal growth in a student-centered environment that celebrates the African American legacy while nurturing a diverse student body. Savannah State University offers graduate and undergraduate studies including nationally accredited programs in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.”

Link to website: https://www.savannahstate.edu/

Selma University


1.Preparing scholarly and faithful leaders in either a religious or secular area of service.

2.Creating communities of academic inquiry by providing the necessary resources within the school and beyond.

3.Creating an environment that is both spiritual and academic, which enables students to develop ethical character during their academic endeavor and in the future.

4.Reaching disadvantaged students whose circumstances have thwarted their efforts for normal educational opportunities.”

Link to website: http://www.selmauniversity.edu/

Shaw University

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“Shaw University exists to advance knowledge, facilitate student learning and achievement, to enhance the spiritual and ethical values of its students, and to transform a diverse community of learners into future global leaders.”

Link to website: http://www.shawu.edu/

Shelton state Community College


“Shelton State Community College is a comprehensive institution committed to providing the community innovative and accessible learning opportunities to advance academic excellence, cultural enrichment, workforce training, and economic development.”

Link to website: https://www.sheltonstate.edu/

Shorter College


“The Mission of Shorter College is to provide accessible, affordable and high-quality education for students to accomplish their academic goals by offering programs that meet the learner’s needs in a challenging and nurturing Christian environment.”

Link to website: http://www.shortercollege.edu/

Simmons College-Kentucky


“In 2005, Dr. Kevin W. Cosby was selected as the 13th President of Simmons beginning a resurgence that continues today. Under his tenure, Simmons has reacquired its original campus, secured accreditation, and been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a member of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Student enrolled is increasing at an unprecedented rate resulting in an expansion of class offering and degree programs. Simmons College of Kentucky is well positioned for bright future as a thriving institution of higher learning serving traditionally underserved communities.”

Link to website: https://www.simmonscollegeky.edu/

South Carolina State University


“South Carolina State University (SC State) is a historically Black public 1890 land-grant senior comprehensive institution of approximately 4,500-6,000 students. Located in Orangeburg, South Carolina, SC State University is committed to providing affordable and accessible quality baccalaureate programs in the areas of business, applied professional sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, engineering, engineering technology, education, arts, and humanities. A number of programs are offered at the master’s level in teaching, human services and agribusiness, and the educational specialist and doctorate programs are offered in educational administration.”

Link to website: http://www.scsu.edu/home.cfm

Southern University & A&M College

“To produce quality graduates who are capable of entering into careers in Computer Science possessing fundamental knowledge and experiences necessary to support efforts of upward mobility. Our educational programs prepare our students to be competitive in graduate work, and to contribute to society.”

Link to website: http://www.subr.edu/

Spelman College


“Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change.”

Link to website: https://www.spelman.edu/

St. Phiip’s College


“St. Philip’s College, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive public community college whose mission is to empower our diverse student population through educational achievement and career readiness. As a Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution, St. Philip’s College is a vital facet of the community, responding to the needs of a population rich in ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity. St. Philip’s College creates an environment fostering excellence in academic and technical achievement while expanding its commitment to opportunity and access.”

Link to website: https://www.alamo.edu/spc/

Stillman College


“Stillman is a liberal arts institution, committed to fostering academic excellence and to providing high quality educational opportunities for diverse populations with disparate levels of academic preparation. Primarily a teaching institution, Stillman has a proud and evolving tradition of preparing students for leadership and service in society.:

Link to website: https://stillman.edu/

Talladega College


“Talladega College is an institution rich in history whose mission is to equip its graduates for the global community through academic excellence, moral values, community service and professional development.”

Link to website: http://talladega.brinkster.net/joomla25/index.php

Tennessee State University


” Tennessee State University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU), fosters scholarly inquiry and research, life-long learning, and a commitment to service.”

Link to website: http://www.tnstate.edu/index.aspx

Texas College

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“Texas College is a historically black college founded in 1894, by a group of CME ministers. Our mission, which continues to embody the principles of the Christian Methodist Episcopal church, is to ensure that the student body experiences balanced intellectual, psychological, social and spiritual development, aimed at enabling them to become active productive members of society where they live and work. ”

Texas Southern University

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“Texas Southern University is a student-centered comprehensive doctoral university committed to ensuring equality, offering innovative programs that are responsive to its urban setting, and transforming diverse students into lifelong learners, engaged citizens, and creative leaders in their local, national, and global communities.”

Link to website: http://www.tsu.edu/home/

Tougaloo College


“Tougaloo College prepares its students to be lifelong learners who are committed to leadership and service in a global society through its diverse undergraduate and graduate programs. The College is accessible to all persons while making students aware of its rich legacy as an independent, historically black liberal arts institution, affiliated with the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).”

Link to website: https://www.tougaloo.edu/

Tuskegee University


“Tuskegee University is a national, independent, and state-related institution of higher learning that is located in the State of Alabama.  The University has distinctive strengths in the sciences, architecture, business, engineering, health, and other professions, all structured on solid foundations in the liberal arts.  In addition, the University’s programs focus on nurturing the development of high-order intellectual and moral qualities among students and stress the connection between education and the highly trained leadership Americans need in general, especially for the work force of the 21st Century and beyond.  The results we seek are students whose technical, scientific, and professional prowess has been not only rigorously honed, but also sensitively oriented in ways that produce public-spirited graduates who are both competent and morally committed to public service with integrity and excellence.”

Link to website: https://www.tuskegee.edu/

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff


“The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is a public comprehensive HBCU 1890 Land-Grant Institution. The University embraces its land-grant mission of providing cutting edge research, teaching, outreach, and service programs that respond to the social and economic needs of the state and region. Its mission is to promote and sustain excellent academic programs that integrate quality instruction, research, and student learning experiences responsive to the needs of a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student population. Ultimately, the University is dedicated to providing access and opportunity to academically deserving students and producing graduates who are equipped to excel through their contributions and leadership in a 21st century national and global community.”

Link to website: http://www.uapb.edu/home.aspx

University of Maryland Eastern Shore


“The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the state’s historically black 1890 land-grant institution, has its purpose and uniqueness grounded in distinctive learning, discovery and engagement opportunities in the arts and sciences, education, technology, engineering, agriculture, business and health professions.

UMES is a student-centered, doctoral research degree-granting university known for its nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, applied research, and highly valued graduates.

UMES provides individuals, including first generation college students, access to a holistic learning environment that fosters multicultural diversity, academic success, and intellectual and social growth.

UMES prepares graduates to address challenges in a global knowledge-based economy, while maintaining its commitment to meeting the workforce and economic development needs of the Eastern Shore, the state, the nation and the world. ”

Link to website: https://www.umes.edu/home/

University of the District of Columbia

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Embracing its essence as a public historically black urban-focused land- grant university in the nation’s capital, UDC is dedicated to serving the needs  of the community of the District of Columbia, and producing lifelong  learners who are transformative leaders in the workforce, government, nonprofit sectors and beyond.”

Link to website: https://www.udc.edu/

University  of the Virgin Islands


” The University of the Virgin Islands is a learner-centered institution dedicated to the success of its students and committed to enhancing the lives of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands and the wider Caribbean through excellent teaching, innovative research, and responsive community service.”

Link to website: https://www.uvi.edu/default.aspx

Virginia State University


Virginia State University, a public, comprehensive 1890 Land Grant institution and historically black college/university, is committed to the preparation of a diverse population of men and women through the advancement of academic programs and services that integrate instruction, research, extension, and outreach. The University endeavors to meet the educational needs of students, graduating lifelong learners who are well equipped to serve their communities as informed citizens, globally competitive leaders, and highly effective, ethical professionals.”

Link to website: http://www.vsu.edu/

Virginia Union University


“The mission of the Department of Natural Sciences is to prepare future generations of scientists for admission into graduate school, professional school, or for joining the workforce in academia, government, or industry. Since its inception, the department has been successful in producing competitive students to meet the challenges of a dynamic and changing global society. The department continuously seeks to enhance its programs by reevaluating and updating its curricula, supporting student research, and enriching programs by obtaining grants and extramural sources of funding. Students in the department have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Chemistry, or Natural Science. For those preparing for a career in public education, a secondary education endorsement in Biology or Chemistry for 6 – 12 licensure is available in collaboration with the School of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies. In addition, an Interdisciplinary Studies major, with concentrations in Biology is available for K – 6 licensure in the School of Education and Interdisciplinary Studies. The objectives of the department, therefore, are to: acquaint the student with the basic concepts and principles of science; develop in each student a functional understanding and appreciation of the methods of science; develop in each student an appreciation of the vastness, grandeur, and complexity of the universe; sensitize the student to problems resulting from the enormous potential of scientific endeavors; and give department majors such functional information, understanding and skills as will serve as a basis for teaching, research, advanced academic work, or other professional pursuit.”

Link to website: https://www.vuu.edu/

Virginia University of Lynchburg


“Virginia University of Lynchburg seeks to recognize the possibilities in every human being and maximize the gifts of the individual within the context of a thoroughly Christian and nurturing environment, which offers students opportunities to develop into able leaders and scholars. The Mission is to provide a solid Liberal Arts and Christian Education program for all students. The University continues to embrace our African American heritage along with appreciation for other cultures and ethnic groups in our global community.”

Link to website: http://www.vul.edu/

Voorhees College

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“Voorhees College is a private historically black liberal arts institution affiliated with the Episcopal church, whose mission is to produce highly qualified graduates who coalesce intellect and faith in pursuit of life-long learning, healthy living, the betterment of society, and an abiding faith in God. ”

Link to website: https://www.voorhees.edu/

West Virginia State University


” Founded in 1891, West Virginia State University is a public, land-grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution. The University, “a living laboratory of human relations,” is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.”

Wilberforce University


Wilberforce University is a four-year, fully accredited liberal arts institution offering 20 academic concentrations in business, communications, computing and engineering sciences, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Wilberforce University also offers dual degree programs in architecture, aerospace, and nuclear engineering. Through the University’s Adult and Continuing Education Program, we offer Credentials for Leadership in Management and Business (CLIMB), for individuals interested in completing their bachelor of science degrees in organizational management, health care administration and information technology.”

Link to website: http://www.wilberforce.edu/

Wiley College


“The College is currently organized into four degree granting divisions:  the Division of Sciences, the Division of Education, the Division of Business and Technology, the Division of Social Sciences and Humanities, and one service unit, the Division of General Education and Special Studies.  The latter division, although not degree granting, is responsible for the College’s general education and developmental education programs, and provides initial support and advisement to freshmen and transfer students.  “

Link to website: https://www.wileyc.edu/

Winston-Salem State University



“Winston-Salem State University is a bold and energetic institution that fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform yourself and your world. Rooted in a liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems.”

Link to website: https://www.wssu.edu/index.html

Xavier University of Louisiana


“Xavier is Catholic and historically black. It’s mission is to contribute to the promotion of a more just humane society.”

Link to website: http://www.xula.edu/