What Are Some Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

Some historically black colleges and universities are Spelman College, Howard University, Hampton University and Morehouse College. Tuskegee University and Xavier University of Louisiana are also historically black.

Spelman College is a private institution that was founded in 1881. With selective admissions and a semester-based academic calendar, the Atlanta, Georgia, school has an undergraduate population of about 2,100 students in 2015 and a campus size of 39 acres. Spelman College is also the oldest historically black college for women in America, and it has over 60 organizations for students to join, including its well-known sororities.

Howard University, located in Washington D.C., was founded in 1867 and has an undergraduate population of about 7,000 students. All undergrad students are required to complete a university-wide core curriculum, and there are many majors to choose from, including Afro-American studies and music therapy.

Located in Virginia, Hampton University is a semester-based institution that offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs. It has more than 100 student-run organizations. The university makes its students follow a dress-code: No do-rags, baseball caps or low-rise pants that expose underwear are allowed, except at some residence halls.

Morehouse College, founded in 1867, is a private institution that has an enrollment of about 2,100 undergrad students. It is an all-male school with a campus size of 66 acres.