List of HBCUs by State


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There are over 100 of the Nations Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This designation is given by The US Department of Education to schools established before 1964 with the intention of serving the black community. Today HBCUs serve students of all races.

Many of us are not clear what colleges and universities have the HBCU designation. That’s why we’ve compiled a complete list of HBCUs by State in one convenient location. Click on the available links for a detailed profile of each HBCU including general statistics, degree programs, school history, clubs and organizations.

We are working to complete all of the profiles, so check back soon if you don’t see a link available.

List of HBCUs: Historical Black Colleges and Universities by State

ALABAMA HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

Public, 2 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:


ARKANSAS HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:

Private, 2 Year Colleges:

  • Shorter College

CALIFORNIA HBCUs

Private, 4 Year Colleges:


DELAWARE HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA/ WASHINGTON, DC HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:


FLORIDA HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:


GEORGIA HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:


KENTUCKY HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:

  • Simmons College of Kentucky

LOUISIANA HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

Public, 2 Year Colleges:

  • Southern University at Shreveport

Private, 4 Year Colleges:


MARYLAND HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:


MISSISSIPPI HBCUs

Public, 2 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:

  • Rust College
  • Tougaloo College

MISSOURI HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:


NORTH CAROLINA HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:


OHIO HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:

  • Wilberforce University

OKLAHOMA HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

  • Langston University

PENNSYLVANIA HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:


SOUTH CAROLINA HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

  • South Carolina State University

Public, 2 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:

Private, 2 Year Colleges:


TENNESSEE HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

  • Tennessee State University

Private, 4 Year Colleges:

  • American Baptist College
  • Fisk University
  • Knoxville College
  • Lane College
  • LeMoyne-Owen College
  • Meharry Medical College

TEXAS HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

  • Prairie View A&M University
  • Texas Southern University

Public, 2 Year Colleges:

  • St. Philip’s College

Private, 4 Year Colleges:


VIRGINIA HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

Private, 4 Year Colleges:


WEST VIRGINIA HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:


VIRGIN ISLANDS HBCUs

Public, 4 Year Colleges:

  • University of the Virgin Islands
  • University of the Virgin Islands-Kingshill