Simmons College of Kentucky is Officially the 107th HBCU

Simmons College Kentucky
Simmons College Kentucky

Simmons College has officially been named to the country's list of historically black colleges, according to school officials.

The recognition, by the U.S. Department of Education, makes it only the second HBCU in Kentucky and also the oldest.

School President Dr. Kevin W Cosby tweeted the news on April 13th.

Schools apply through the department of education and go through a screening process — one that has taken Simmons several years.

Simmons College, founded in 1865, is known as the birthplace of black higher education in Louisville. It recently became the only accredited private black college in Kentucky.

When the school is added to the official register, it will be eligible to receive grants from the U.S. Department of Education specific to HBCUs.

About Simmons College of Kentucky

Under the leadership of its 13th President Dr. Kevin W. Cosby, Simmons College of Kentucky continues in its mission to prepare Christians for ministry, while reinstating its initial mission of general education. With a curriculum designed to promote healthy ministries, the school is poised to become the nation’s leading authority on matters regarding church growth in the urban community.

Source: WDRB News

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