Partner HBCUs

HBCUs have a long and rich history in our country that has included the preparation and training of some of the most recognizable African Americans.   

HBCUs include public and private institutions that vary in size and degree programs, and are located primarily in the South and on the East coast.  


Here you will find a short description of each of our 39 partner HBCU institutions, as well as a contact person at each school to reach out to in order to learn more.

Alabama State University

Alabama State University is located in Montgomery, Alabama. It is a public nonprofit, coeducational university founded in 1867 by nine freed slaves known as the Marlon Nine. Alabama State University offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degrees within its nine colleges including education degrees and certificates, a theatre program as well as forensic science and nanobiotechnology. Undergraduate enrollment at Alabama State University is 4,764.

Randall Massey
District Recruiter & Transfer Specialist


Alcorn State University 

Alcorn State University is located in Lorman, Mississippi. It is a public, nonprofit, coeducational university founded in 1871. Alcorn State University offers nearly 50 undergraduate degrees within its five departments: Agriculture and Applied Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Psychology, and Nursing. Undergraduate enrollment at Alcorn State University is 2,911.

Mrs. Katangelia Tenner
Director for Admissions


Arkansas Baptist College 

Arkansas Baptist College is a small, private, coeducational institution located in Little Rock, Arkansas. It was founded in 1884 by the Colored Baptists of Arkansas and continues to be supported by the Consolidated Missionary Baptist State Convention. Arkansas Baptist College offers degrees in business administration, human services, criminal justice and religious studies. Undergraduate enrollment at Arkansas Baptist College is 990.

James Burrell
Director of Admissions


Benedict College 

Founded in 1870, Benedict College is a private, co-educational liberal arts institution and currently has over 2,100 students enrolled in its 33 baccalaureate degree programs. Benedict College was ranked for the eight consecutive years (2010 thru 2017) as one of the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly for creating social mobility among low-income students, producing cutting-edge scholarship and research.

Mrs. Keisha Montgomery
Director of Admissions and Recruitment


Bennett College 

Bennett College is a small, private (nonprofit), liberal arts college for women located in Greensboro, N.C. It is a United Methodist Church-affiliated college that was founded in 1873. Academic programs at Bennett College consist of three divisions: the Division of Humanities, the Division of Social Sciences and Education, and the Division of Natural and Behavioral Sciences/Mathematics. Bennett College has an enrollment of 780 women.

Jasmine Faison
Admissions Counselor/Recruiter


Bethune-Cookman University 

Bethune-Cookman University is a private, coeducational institution located in Daytona Beach, FL. Founded in 1872, it is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Bethune-Cookman University offers 39 undergraduate degrees and six master’s degrees. Programs include Business and Entrepreneurship, Education, Health Sciences, Hospitality Management, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Performing Arts and Communication, and Religion. Enrollment at Bethune-Cookman University is 3,578 students.

Carol Brown
Transfer Student Services Coordinator


Bowie State University

Bowie State University is a public, coeducational institution located in Bowie, Maryland established in 1865. Bowie State University offers 22 undergraduate majors within its four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Professional Studies. Undergraduate enrollment at Bowie State University is 4,315.

Lawrence Webb
Admissions Counselor


Central State University

Central State University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio. It is a nonprofit university founded in 1887. Central State University has four divisions: Business; Education; Humanities, Art and Social Science; and Engineering and Science. Enrollment at Central State University is 2,244 students.

Amanda McCombs
Enrollment Specialist


Claflin University

Claflin University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution located in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Founded in 1869, it is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Claflin University offers 35 majors within its four academic schools: Business, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Undergraduate enrollment at Claflin University is 1,851.


Reynolda Brown
VP Enrollment Management


Clark-Atlanta University 

Clark Atlanta University is a private, coeducational institution located in Atlanta, GA. Founded in 1988, it is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Clark Atlanta University has four divisions: Business Administration, Social Work, Education, and Arts and Sciences. Enrollment at Clark Atlanta University is 3,485 students.

Antonio McFarland 
Senior Recruiter 


Dillard University

Dillard University is a private (nonprofit) coeducational institution located in New Orleans, La. It is a United Methodist Church-affiliated institution that was founded in 1869. Dillard University consists of six academic divisions: Division of Business; Division of Education Psychology; Division of Humanities; Division of Natural Sciences and Public Health; Division of Nursing; and Division of Social Sciences. Enrollment at Dillard is 1,183 students.

De’Idra Richard
Diversity Outreach Counselor


Edward Waters College 

Edward Waters College is a small, private, coeducational institution located in Jacksonville, FL. Established in 1866, it is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Edward Waters College has nine divisions including Biology, Business Administration, Communications, Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Mathematics, Music, Social Sciences, and Behavioral Studies, and a dual enrollment program. Enrollment at Edward Waters College is 769 students.

Justin Murray
Transfer Counselor 


Fisk University 

Fisk University is a private (nonprofit) Institution located in Nashville, Tenn. Fisk was founded in 1866 and is affiliated with the Church of Christ. Fisk University offers degrees in art, biology, business administration, chemistry, computer science, English history, mathematics, music, nursing, physics, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish and special education. Student enrollment at Fisk stands at 611 students.

Daniela Lopez
Senior Admissions Counselor


Florida Memorial University 

Florida Memorial University is a small, private, coeducational institution located in Miami Gardens, FL. Founded in 1879, it is affiliated with the Baptist Church. Florida Memorial University has three divisions: Business, Arts and Sciences, and Education. Enrollment at Florida Memorial University is 1,891 students.

Eric Foster
Admissions Counselor 


Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley State University is a public, coeducational institution located in Fort Valley, Georgia. It was founded in 1895 and Georgia's only 1890 Land Grant institution. Fort Valley State University has three colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education, and Agriculture. Undergraduate enrollment at Fort Valley State University is 2,267.

Dennis Gillaird
Assistant Director of Recruitment & Operations


Grambling State University

Grambling State University a public, coeducational institution located in Grambling, LA. It opened in 1901, founded by the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association, organized in 1896 by a group of African-American farmers who wanted to organize and operate a school for African Americans. Grambling State University has three divisions: Arts and Sciences, Business and Education. Enrollment at Grambling State University is 4,553.

Kenneth “Jemal” Ruffin
Assistant Director – Head Recruiter


“GIL” Alvarado
Director of Admissions
318-274-2432 – office
704-213-3129 – mobile


Hampton University

Hampton University is a dynamic, progressive institution of higher education, providing a broad range of technical, liberal arts, and graduate degree programs. In addition to being one of the top historically black universities in the world, Hampton University is a tight-knit community of learners and educators, representing 49 states and thirty-five territories and nations. Hampton University is nestled along the banks of the Virginia Peninsula, near the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay with approx. 3,000 undergraduate enrollment.

Crystal Jones,
Asst. Director of Admissions


Harris-Stowe State University

Harris-Stowe State University is a public, coeducational institution located in St. Louis, Missouri. It was founded in 1857 by the St. Louis Public School as a normal school and became one of the first public teacher education institutions west of the Mississippi River. Harris-Stowe State University offers a Bachelor of Science degree within its three colleges: Business, Arts & Sciences, and Education. Undergraduate enrollment at Harris-Stowe State University is 1,390.

Bethany Ferguson 
Transfer Admission Counselor 



Huston-Tillotson University

Huston-Tillotson University is a small institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church and the United Church of Christ. Huston-Tillotson University was established through the merger of two institutions, Samuel Huston College (founded in 1876) and Tillotson College founded in 1875. They merged in 1952 and became Huston-Tillotson College. The college officially became a university in 2005. The university offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees from the College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business and Technology. Enrollment at Huston-Tillotson is 975 students.

Asia Haney
Interim Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions


Kentucky State University

Kentucky State University is a public, coeducational 1890 Land grant institution located in Frankfort, KY. It was founded in 1886. It has five divisions: Arts and Sciences, Business and Computer Science, Professional Studies, Liberal Studies, and the Whitney Young School of Honors. Enrollment at Kentucky State University is 1,600 students.

Jennifer Williams
Director of BREDS Office for Enrollment & Scholarships


Lane College 

Lane College is a private, coeducational institution located in Jackson, TN. Founded in 1882, it is affiliated with the Methodist Episcopal Church. It has three divisions: Liberal Studies and Education; Business and Social and Behavioral Science; and Natural and Physical Science and Math. Enrollment at Lane College is 1,262.

Derrick Mays
Director of Admissions


Lincoln University of Missouri 

Lincoln University is a public 1890 Land Grant university located in Jefferson City, Mo. It was founded in 1866. Lincoln offers six undergraduate degrees in more than fifty programs of study with the most selected majors in the areas of nursing science, business administration, criminal justice, elementary education, environmental science, and computer information systems. Student enrollment at Lincoln University is 3,159.

Amanda Woods
Assistant Director

Dr. Sonja Jackson
Dir. of Recruitment


Lincoln University of Pennsylvania 

Lincoln University is a private, coeducational institution located in Lincoln University, PA. It has four divisions: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Professional; Science and Technology; and Graduate and Extended Studies. Enrollment at Lincoln University is 2,361 students.

Kenyatta Austin
Transfer Counselor
484-365-7208 (office)
484-746-0831 (cell)


Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University is a public, coeducational institution located in Itta Bena, Mississippi. It was founded in 1950. Popular majors include Business Marketing, Education, Security and Protective Services, Parks and Recreation, and Public Administration and Social Services. Undergraduate enrollment at Mississippi State Valley University is 1,948.

Danisha Williams,
Director of Admissions


North Carolina Central University

North Carolina Central University is a public, coeducational, institution located in Durham, North Carolina. It was founded in 1909. North Carolina Central University offers nearly 40 undergraduate degree programs. Top undergraduate degree programs include Criminal Justice, Family and Consumer Science, and Business Administration. Undergraduate enrollment at North Carolina Central University is 6,285.

Denettia Shaw
Dir. Office of Transfer Services


Philander Smith College

Philander Smith College is a private (nonprofit) coeducational institution located in Little Rock, Ark. It was founded in 1877 and offers the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Social Work degrees. Student enrollment at Philander Smith College is 600.

Mr. Yohannis Job
Interim Director of Admissions & Recruitment & Special Assistant to the President


Shaw University

Shaw University is a private, coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Baptist Church. Shaw University was founded in 1865 and is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Shaw University offers more than 30 academic programs within its six divisions: Business and Professional Studies, Communications and Humanities, Education and Social Work, Health and Human Sciences, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. Undergraduate enrollment at Shaw University is 1,509.

Ashley Conner
Assoc. Dir. Of Admissions & Recruitment
919-546-8357 office
919-822-4134 cell


Southern University at New Orleans

On September 21, 1959, SUNO opened its doors on a 17-acre site located in historic Pontchartrain Park, a subdivision of primarily African American single-family residents in eastern New Orleans. Established as an open community of learners, classes began with 158 freshmen, one building, and a motivated faculty of 15. The University offered 10 courses in four academic disciplines: Humanities, Science, Social Science, and Commerce. Today, SUNO serves as a beacon for those looking for educational advancement in an environment that provides personal attention to an undergraduate population of 1700 students need for success.

Jacoby Tubbs
Admissions Director


L’Oréal Evans
Admission Counselor/Recruiter


Southern University and A&M College 

Southern University and A&M College is a public, coeducational institution 1890 Land Grant institution located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana founded in 1890. Southern University offers over 30 undergraduate degree programs within six colleges: Agricultural, Family, and Consumer Sciences, Business, Nelson Mandela College of Government and Social Sciences, Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies, Nursing and Allied Health, and Sciences and Engineering. Undergraduate enrollment at Southern University is 5,250.

Jocha Gordon

Assistant Director of Admissions


Dr. Heather Freeman 

Ex. Director of Admissions & Recruitment 


Stillman College 

Stillman College is a private (nonprofit) institution located in Tuscaloosa, Ala. It was founded in 1876 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Stillman consists of three academic divisions: Division of Arts and Sciences; Division of Business; and Division of Education. Student enrollment at Stillman College stands at 1,000 students.

Valarie Wilson

Senior Director of Enrollment Management


Talladega College 

Talladega College, established in 1867, is a private (nonprofit) United Church of Christ Affiliated institution located in Talladega, Ala. Talladega College has academic programs that consist of four divisions: Division of Business and Administration; Division of Humanities and Fine Arts; Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and Division of Social Sciences and Education. Student enrollment at Talladega is 706.


Lon C. Weind
Office: 256-761-8879
Cell: 626-536-7837


Tennessee State University

Tennessee State University is a public, coeducational institution located in Nashville, Tennessee. It was founded in 1912. Tennessee State University offers almost 40 undergraduate degrees within eight divisions: Agriculture, human, and Natural Sciences, Business, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Liberal Arts, Life and Physical Sciences, and Public Service. Undergraduate enrollment at Tennessee State University is 7,264.

Dr. Carjamin Scott
Dir. Admissions & Recruitment




Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University is a public, coeducational institution located in Houston, Texas. It was founded in 1927. Texas Southern University offers degrees within their seven divisions: Business, Public Affairs, Education, Science, Engineering and Technology, Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Communication. Undergraduate enrollment at Texas Southern is 6,696.

Christopher London
Transfer Admissions Coordinator


Tougaloo College 

Tougaloo College is a private, non-profit coeducational institution located in Tougaloo, MS. It was founded in 1869 by the American Missionary Association. Tougaloo offers 29 majors such as Biology Education, Child Development, Economics, Psychology, and Political Science. Enrollment at Tougaloo College is 918 students.

Joel Swan
Enrollment Officer


Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University, a private (nonprofit) university, located in Tuskegee, Ala., was established in 1881. Tuskegee consists of five colleges: College of Agricultural, Environmental, and Natural Sciences; College of Business and Information Science; College of Engineering, Architecture, and Physical Sciences; College of Liberal Arts and Education; and College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health. Enrollment at Tuskegee stands at 3,100 students.

Jessica Hudson
Admissions Counselor


Virginia State University

Virginia State University is a public, coeducational 1890 Land Grant institution located in Petersburg, Virginia. It was founded in 1882. Virginia State University offers 31 undergraduate degrees, the most popular including Education, Security and Protective Services, and Business Marketing. Undergraduate enrollment at Virginia State University is 4,241.

Angela Diggs
Director of Recruitment


West Virginia State University

West Virginia State University is a public institution located in Institute, WV. It was founded in 1891. It has four divisions: Arts and Humanities, Business and Social Science, Natural Science and Mathematics, and Professional Studies. Enrollment at West Virginia State University is 2,836 students.

Jameelah Means – Director of Admissions
(304) 204-4341


Wiley College 

Wiley College, founded in 1873, is a private (nonprofit) United Methodist church-affiliated institution, located in Marshall, Texas. The academic programs at Wiley College consist of four divisions: Division of Arts and Sciences; Division of Business and Technology; Division of Education; and Division of General Education and Special Studies. Student enrollment stands at 1,388 students.

Shawana Hayes
Assistant to the AVP of Enrollment Services & Recruitment/Admissions Operations Coordinator


Xavier University of Louisiana 

Located in New Orleans, the small liberal arts college dates back to 1915, when St. Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament founded the coeducational secondary school from which it evolved now serving just over 2,400 undergraduate students. St. Katharine, supported by the interest of a substantial inheritance from her father, banker-financier Francis Drexel, founded and staffed many institutions throughout the U.S. in an effort to help educate Native Americans and Blacks. She was canonized by Pope John Paul II in October 2000.

Kendra Lawrence 
Senior Associate Director of Admissions