Established in 1867 shortly after the Civil War as an African American Seminary for clergymen, Howard has a Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
Also founded in 1867, Morehouse is one of three remaining traditional men’s liberal arts colleges in the United States.
Located along the banks of the Virginia Peninsula near the Chesapeake Bay, Hampton was founded by both black and white leaders of the American Missionary Association to provide education to newly freedmen after the Civil War.
Xavier University of Louisiana
Xavier is the only historically black Roman Catholic institution in the country. Founded by Sister Katherine Drexel in 1925, Xavier’s doors have been open to qualified students of every race and creed.
Established by Booker T. Washington in 1885, it is the only HBCU to hold the distinction of being on the National Registry of Historic Places.
The oldest HBCU in South Carolina, Claflin was founded by Methodist missionaries from Massachusetts to provide education to freedmen and prepare them to take their places as full American citizens.
Comprised of the remnants of Straight University, Union Normal School / New Orleans University, Dillard was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina but has bounced back in the past few years.
Florida A & M University
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University was founded in 1887 with 15 students and two instructors achieved university status in 1953.