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Nine of the top ten colleges that graduate most of the African American students who go on to earn Ph.D.s are HBCUs.

More than 50 percent of the nation's African American public school teachers and 70 percent of African American dentists and physicians earned degrees at HBCUs.

Over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs.

 In 2000, Xavier University in New Orleans individually produced more successful African American medical school applicants (94) than Johns Hopkins (20), Harvard (37), and the University of Maryland (24) combined.

Spelman and Bennett Colleges produce over half of the nation's African American women who go on to earn doctorates in all science fields; more than produced by the Ivy League's Seven Sisters combined (Barnard, Bryn Mawr, Mount 
Holyoke, Radcliffe, Smith, Wellesley, and Vassar Colleges).

HBCUs significantly contribute to the creation of African American science degree holders: agriculture (51.6 percent), biology (42.2 percent), computer science (35 percent), physical science (43 percent), and social science (23.2 percent).

HBCUs produce 44 percent of all African American bachelor's degrees awarded for communications technology, 33 percent of bachelor's degrees awarded for engineering technology, and 43 percent of bachelor's degrees awarded for mathematics.


Accredited HBCUs


4-Year Public Institutions (40)

Alabama A&M University

Alabama State University

Albany State University

Alcorn State University

Bluefield State College

Bowie State University

Central State University

Cheyney State University

Coppin State College

Delaware State University

 Elizabeth City State University

Fayetteville State University

Florida A&M University

Fort Valley State University

Grambling State University

Harris-Stowe State University

Jackson State University

Kentucky State University

Langston University

Lincoln University-PA

Lincoln University-MO

Mississippi Valley State 

Morgan State University

Norfolk State University

North Carolina A&T State University

North Carolina Central 

Prairie View A&M University

Savannah State University

South Carolina State University

Southern University A&M College

Southern University at New Orleans

Tennessee State University

Texas Southern University

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

University of Maryland Eastern Shore

University of the District of Columbia

University of the Virgin Islands

Virginia State University

West Virginia State University

Winston-Salem State University


4-year Private Institutions (48)


Allen University

American Baptist College

Arkansas Baptist College

Benedict College

Bennett College

Bethune-Cookman University

Claflin University

Clark Atlanta University

Concordia College

Dillard University

Edward Waters College

Fisk University 

Florida Memorial University

Hampton University

Howard University

Huston-Tillotson University

Interdenominational Theological Center

Jarvis Christian College

Johnson C. Smith University

Lane College

Lemoyne-Owen College 

Livingstone College

Meharry Medical College

Miles College

Morehouse College

Morehouse School of Medicine

Morris College

Oakwood College

Paine College

Paul Quinn College

Philander Smith College

Rust College

St. Augustine's College

Selma University

Simmons College of KY

Shaw University

Southwestern Christian College

Spelman College

Stillman College

Talladega College 

Texas College

Tougaloo College

Tuskegee University

Virginia Union University

Virginia University of Lynchburg

Voorhees College

Wilberforce University

Wiley College

Xavier University


2-Year Public Institutions (11)

Bishop State Community College

Coahoma Community College

Denmark Technical College

Gadsden State Comm. College

Hinds Community College, Utica

J.F. Drake Technical College

Lawson State Community College

 Shelton State Community College

Southern University at Shreveport

St. Philip's College

Trenholm State 
Technical College

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