Founded as the African Institute in February 1837 and renamed the Institute of Colored Youth (ICY) in April 1837, Cheyney University is the oldest African American institution of higher learning, though degrees were not granted from Cheyney until 1914, when it adopted the curriculum of a normal school (teacher training).
Latest Happenings at Historically Black Colleges and Universities
There are more than 100 historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) across the country, each born during a time when the doors of the nation’s most prestigious universities were firmly shut to minorities.
Years later, these schools stand tall as icons of minority higher education, producing some of the nation’s most successful black professionals. Historically black colleges and universities all have shared history and goals, but they’re far from the same – and keeping up with them can be a challenge.
Let HBCULifestyle be your guide to each of the nation’s unique historically black colleges and universities. We offer diverse news that’s fresh, accurate and keeps you up to date on your favorite black colleges. Make important academic decisions using our guides to HBCU rankings and top HBCU education programs. Gain inspiration from our features on HBCU alumni making a difference. Or find important dates for events at your favorite historically black colleges and universities.
News out of black colleges is as diverse as the schools themselves. Look to HBCU Lifestyle to keep you in the know.