An Extensive List of Accredited HBCUs

Out of the 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within these United States, currently, only 101 of them are accredited. According to, “Accreditation is the act of granting credit or recognition, especially to an educational institution that maintains suitable standards. Accreditation is necessary to any person or institution in education that needs to prove that they meet a general standard of quality.”

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“HBCUs offer all students, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. These institutions train young people who go on to serve domestically and internationally in the professions as entrepreneurs and in the public and private sectors.”- US Department of Education

HBCUs listed in Alphabetical Order

Alabama A & M University
Normal, Alabama

Alabama State University
Montgomery, Alabama

Albany State University
Albany, Georgia

Alcorn State University
Alcorn State, Mississippi

Allen University Columbia,
South Carolina

American Baptist College
Nashville, Tennessee

Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, Arkansas

Benedict College
Columbia, South Carolina

Bennett College
Greensboro, North Carolina

Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach, Florida

Bishop State Community College
Mobile, Alabama

Bluefield State College
Bluefield, West Virginia

Bowie State University
Bowie, Maryland

Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Cheyney, Pennsylvania

Claflin University
Orangeburg, South Carolina

Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, Georgia

Clinton College
Rock Hill, South Carolina

Coahoma Community College
Clarksdale, Mississippi

Coppin State University
Baltimore, Maryland

Delaware State University
Dover, Delaware

Denmark Technical College
Denmark, South Carolina

Dillard University
New Orleans, Louisiana

Edward Waters College
Jacksonville, Florida

Elizabeth City State University
Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, North Carolina

Fisk University
Nashville, Tennessee

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
Tallahassee, Florida

Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens, Florida

Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, Georgia

Gadsden State Community College
Gadsden, Alabama

Grambling State University
Grambling, Louisiana

H. Councill Trenholm State Community College
Montgomery, Alabama

Hampton University
Hampton, Virginia

Harris-Stowe State University
Saint Louis, Missouri

Howard University
Washington, District of Columbia

Huston-Tillotson University
Austin, Texas

Interdenominational Theological Center
Atlanta, Georgia

F. Drake State Community and Technical College
Huntsville, Alabama

Jackson State University
Jackson, Mississippi

Jarvis Christian College
Hawkins, Texas

Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, North Carolina

Kentucky State University
Frankfort, Kentucky

Lane College
Jackson, Tennessee

Langston University
Langston, Oklahoma

Lawson State Community College
Birmingham, Alabama

Le Moyne-Owen College
Memphis, Tennessee

Lincoln University
Jefferson City, Missouri

Lincoln University
Lincoln University, Pennsylvania

Livingstone College
Salisbury, North Carolina

Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee

Miles College
Fairfield, Alabama

Mississippi Valley State University
Itta Bena, Mississippi

Morehouse College
Atlanta, Georgia

Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Morgan State University
Baltimore, Maryland

Morris College
Sumter, South Carolina

Norfolk State University
Norfolk, Virginia

North Carolina A & T State University
Greensboro, North Carolina

North Carolina Central University
Durham, North Carolina

Oakwood University
Huntsville, Alabama

Paine College
Augusta, Georgia

Paul Quinn College
Dallas, Texas

Philander Smith College
Little Rock, Arkansas

Prairie View A & M University
Prairie View, Texas

Rust College
Holly Springs, Mississippi

Saint Augustine’s University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Savannah State University
Savannah, Georgia

Selma University
Selma, Alabama

Shaw University
Raleigh, North Carolina

Shelton State Community College
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Shorter College
Little Rock, Arkansas

Simmons College of Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky

South Carolina State University
Orangeburg, South Carolina

Southern University and A & M College
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana

Southern University at Shreveport
Shreveport, Louisiana

Southwestern Christian College
Terrell, Texas

Spelman College
Atlanta, Georgia

St Philip’s College
San Antonio, Texas

Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Talladega College
Talladega, Alabama

Tennessee State University
Nashville, Tennessee

Texas College
Tyler, Texas

Texas Southern University
Houston, Texas

Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, Mississippi

Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, Arkansas

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, Maryland

University of the District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia

University of the Virgin Islands
Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands

University of the Virgin Islands-Albert A. Sheen
St. Croix, Virgin Islands

Virginia State University
Petersburg, Virginia

Virginia Union University
Richmond, Virginia

Virginia University of Lynchburg
Lynchburg, Virginia

Voorhees College
Denmark, South Carolina

West Virginia State University
Institute, West Virginia

Wilberforce University
Wilberforce, Ohio

Wiley College
Marshall, Texas

Winston-Salem State University
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana

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