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There are 102 HBCUs:
51 public institutions
51 private nonprofit institutions
located in 19 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

HBCU Locations

In 2018, there are 102 HBCUs located in 19 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Of the 102 HBCUs, 51 were public institutions and 51 were private nonprofit institutions. The number of students enrolled at HBCUs rose by 32 percent between 1976 and 2015, from 223,000 to 293,000. In comparison, total enrollment in degree-granting institutions increased by 81 percent, from 11 million to 20 million, during that period.  (NCES)

[For links to the listing, search the following sites: HBCUs by State; States with the most HBCUs;  HBCU Search]

Alabama A & M University  Normal, AL
Alabama State UniversityMontgomery, AL
Bishop State Community CollegeMobile, AL
Concordia College-Selma             Selma, AL
George C Wallace State  Community College Birmingham, AL
 at – Selma   Selma, AL
H Council Trenholm State Technical College   Montgomery, AL
F. Drake Technical College       Huntsville, AL
Lawson State Community CollegeBirmingham, AL
Miles College   Fairfield, AL
Shelton State Community College Tuscaloosa, AL
Stillman College Tuscaloosa, AL
Talladega College  Talladega, AL
Tuskegee University  Tuskegee, AL
Oakwood College Huntsville, AL
Arkansas Baptist College Little Rock, AR
(Univ.  of) Arkansas  at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, AR
Philander Smith CollegeLittle Rock, AR
Howard University  Washington, DC
Univ. of the District of ColumbiaWashington, DC
Bethune Cookman College                                  Daytona Beach, FL
Edward Waters College Jacksonville, FL
Florida A&M University  Tallahassee, FL
Florida Memorial College Miami, FL
Clark Atlanta University  Atlanta, GA
Interdenominational Theological CenterAtlanta, GA
Morehouse College  Atlanta, GA
Savannah State University  Savannah, GA
Paine CollegeAugusta, GA
Shorter College    Rome, GA
Spelman College Atlanta, GA
Chicago State UniversityChicago, IL
Kentucky State UniversityFrankfort, KY
Dillard UniversityNew Orleans, LA
Grambling State UniversityGrambling, LA
Southern University A & MBaton Rouge, LA
Southern UniversityNew Orleans, LA
Southern University at ShreveportShreveport, LA
Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA
Bowie State University Bowie, MD
Coppin State UniversityBaltimore, MD
Morgan State UniversityBaltimore, MD
University of Maryland – Eastern Shore Princess Anne, MD
Harris - Stowe State College St. Louis, MO
Lincoln UniversityJefferson City, MO
Alcorn State University Alcorn, MS
Coahoma Community CollegeClarksdale, MS
Hinds Community CollegeRaymond, MS
Jackson State UniversityJackson, MS
Mississippi Valley State Itta Bena, MS
Rust CollegeHolly Springs, MS
Tougaloo CollegeTougaloo, MS
Elizabeth City State UniversityElizabeth City, NC
Fayetteville State UniversityFayetteville, NC
Johnson C. Smith UniversityCharlotte, NC
Livingstone CollegeSalisbury, NC
North Carolina A&T UniversityGreensboro, NC
North Carolina Central UniversityDurham, NC
Shaw UniversityRaleigh, NC
Winston Salem State UniversityWinston Salem, NC
Central State University Wilberforce, OH
Wilberforce University Wilberforce, OH
Langston UniversityLangston, OK
Cheyney University Cheyney, PA
Lincoln University Lincoln University, PA
Allen UniversityColumbia, SC
Benedict College
Columbia, SC
Claflin CollegeOrangeburg, SC
Denmark Technical CollegeDenmark, SC
Morris CollegeSumter, SC
South Carolina State UniversityOrangeburg, SC
Voorhees College   Denmark, SC
Fisk UniversityNashville, TN
Knoxville College Knoxville, TN
Lane College Jackson, TN
Le Moyne-Owen CollegeMemphis, TN
Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN
Tennessee State UniversityNashville, TN
Huston-Tillotson CollegeAustin, TX
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins, TX
Paul Quinn CollegeDallas, TX
Prairie View A & M UniversityPrairie View, TX
Southwestern Christian College Terrell, TX
Texas CollegeTyler, TX
Texas Southern University Houston, TX
Wiley College Marshall, TX
Hampton UniversityHampton, VA
Norfolk State University Norfolk, VA
Virginia State University Petersburg, VA
Virginia Union UniversityRichmond, VA
University of the Virgin IslandsSt. Thomas, VI
Bluefield State College Bluefield, WV
West Virginia State UniversityInstitute, WV

HBCUs participate in the NCAA: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA, Div. II), Mideastern Athletic Conference (MEAC, FCS), Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC, Div. II), Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC, FCS); NAIA: Red River Athletic Association.


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