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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.
Mission Statement:
Bennett College is committed to focusing on the intellectual, spiritual, and cultural growth of young women.
Motto:
“Educate, Celebrate. Oasis”

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.
Mission Statement:

The Bethune-Cookman University mission is to serve in the Christian tradition the diverse educational, social and cultural needs of its students and to develop in them the desire and capacity for continuous intellectual and professional growth, leadership and service to others. The University has deep roots in the history of America and continues to provide services to the broader community through a focus on service learning and civic engagement.

Motto:
“Enter to learn. Depart to serve.”

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.
Mission Statement:
The mission of the Division of Institutional Advancement at Central State University focuses on shaping the future of the University and its students by providing leadership, expertise and support in the areas of fundraising, development and donor relations.
Motto:
“Change is Central”

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.
Mission Statement:
The mission of Clark Atlanta University is to provide the highest quality of education and training for a student body which is predominantly African American but which is becoming increasingly diversified by students from other racial, ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. This mission commits the institution to the shaping of graduates who are productive, creative, socially and economically responsible citizens in a dynamic global society and who are themselves committed to the search for solutions to the problems of racism, sexism, age discrimination, economic deprivation and other forms of oppression. The three functions of the University - teaching, research and service - are all to focus strongly on the attainment of a society - American, Third World and global - which is responsive to human needs of all of its citizens.
Motto:
“I’ll Find a Way or Make One”

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.
Mission Statement:
True to its heritage, Dillard University’s mission is to produce graduates who excel, become world leaders, and are broadly educated, culturally aware, and concerned with improving the human condition. Through a highly personalized and learning-centered approach, Dillard’s students are able to meet the competitive demands of a diverse, global and technologically advanced society.
Motto:
“Ex Fide Fortis” (Out of Faith, Strength)

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.
Mission Statement:
Edward Waters College is a small, private, Christian, Historically Black, Urban, Liberal Arts College that offers quality baccalaureate degree programs. The College strives to prepare students holistically to advance in a global society through the provision of intellectually stimulating programs and an environment which emphasizes high moral and spiritual values in keeping with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Edward Waters College seeks to develop excellence in scholarship, research and service for the betterment of humanity.
Motto:
“Academic, Spiritual, Physical”

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.
Mission Statement:
Fisk University produces graduates from diverse backgrounds with the integrity and intellect required for substantive contributions to society. Our curriculum is grounded in the liberal arts and our faculty and administrators emphasize the discovery and advancement of knowledge through research in the natural and social sciences, business and the humanities. We are committed to the success of scholars and leaders with global perspective.
Motto:
“Her Sons and Daughters Ever on the Altar”

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.
Mission Statement:
The mission of Florida Memorial University is to instill in our students the values of leadership, character and service to enhance their lives and the lives of others on our campus, in our community and in the world through a transformational, liberal arts education.
Motto:
“Leadership, Character and Service”

Grambling State University a public, coeducational institution located in Grambling, AL. 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.
Mission Statement:
Grambling State University is a comprehensive, historically black, public institution that offers a broad spectrum of undergraduate and graduate programs of study. Through its undergraduate major courses of study, which are undergirded by a traditional liberal arts program, and through its graduate school, which has a decidedly professional focus, the University embraces its founding principle of educational opportunity.
Motto:
“Where Everybody is Somebody”

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.
Mission Statement:
The mission of the University is to provide its increasingly diverse student body with an exemplary education that is grounded in the liberal arts and sciences, balanced with professional development, and directed to public service and leadership. The University prepares students with the integrity and civility to thrive in a diverse society, fosters spiritual development, preserves and promotes interest in the accomplishments and experiences of the University’s historic constituents and evolving population, and creates and sustains supportive relationships which advance the Huston-Tillotson University community.
Motto:
“In Union, Strength”

Kentucky State University is a public, coeducational 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.
Mission Statement:
Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 Land Grant University, affords access to and prepares a diverse student population of traditional and nontraditional students to compete in a multifaceted, ever changing global society by providing student-centered learning while integrating teaching, research and service through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Kentucky State University is committed to keeping relevant its legacy of service by proactively engaging the community in partnerships on civic projects driven by the objective of positively impacting the quality of life of the citizens of the commonwealth.
Motto:
“Enter to Learn, Exit to Serve.”

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.
Mission Statement:
The College’s Mission is to develop the “whole student.” Academic excellence is the institution‘s top priority, and it is achieved through a student-centered and nurturing approach to learning supported by excellent teaching, teaching-related research, and service. The College believes that one’s intellectual capability coupled with social and spiritual growth is essential to the development of a well-rounded individual. In keeping with this Mission, the College offers creative and enriching academic programs to prepare students for their chosen careers; and encourages active student engagement to cultivate life-long learning.
Motto:
“Esse Non Videri” or “To be, not to seem”

Lincoln University is a public 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.
Mission Statement:
Lincoln University is a historically black, 1890 land-grant, public, comprehensive institution that provides excellent educational opportunities, including theoretical and applied learning experiences to a diverse population within a nurturing, student-centered environment.
Motto:
“Laborare et Studere” (“To Labor and Study”)

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.
Mission Statement:
Lincoln University is committed to maintaining a nurturing and stimulating environment for learning, teaching, research, creative expression and public service for a diverse student body, faculty and workforce. With a myriad of firsts to its credit and a tradition of producing world leaders, the University engages in programs that increase knowledge and global understanding. The University's diverse student body and expert workforce foster a supportive environment for professional and personal growth and mutual respect.
Motto:
“Educate, Celebrate. Oasis”

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.
Mission Statement:
Philander Smith College is committed to graduating academically accomplished students who are grounded as advocates for social justice, determined to intentionally change the world for the better.
Motto:
“You Shall Know the Truth”

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.
Mission Statement:
Stillman College is committed to fostering academic excellence and providing high quality educational opportunities for diverse populations with disparate levels of academic preparation.
Motto:
“Tradition-Excellence-Vision”

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.
Mission Statement:
Talladega College is committed to providing academic programs and experiences for students, that among other outcomes, produce graduates who think analytically and strategically, speak effectively and read critically, write with precision and clarity, exhibit competency in their academic discipline, and assume leadership roles in society.
Motto:
“An Education of Distinction”

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.
Mission Statement:
Tougaloo intends that its students become self-directed learners and self-reliant persons capable of dealing with people, challenges and issues. Tougaloo College intends to contribute to the social, health, and educational needs of the local and state communities through a program of community service.
Motto:
“Where History meets the Future”

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.
Mission Statement:
Tuskegee University accomplishes its central purpose of developing leadership, knowledge and service through its undergraduate, graduate, professional, research and outreach programs. Through these programs, students are encouraged not only to pursue careers but to be of service to society and to remain active lifetime learners. The University seeks to instill a robust thirst for knowledge and a vibrant quest for wholesale patterns of personal and social ethics that have philosophical and spiritual depth. In the process, it seeks to help each student develop an appreciation for the finer traits of human personality, the beauty of the earth and the universe and a personal commitment to the improvement of the human condition.
Motto:
“Scientia Principatus Opera” (“Knowledge, Leadership, Service”)

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.
Mission Statement:
The University, “a living laboratory of human relations“, is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
Motto:
“Veritas Lux Mundi” or “Truth is the Light of the World”

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.
Mission Statement:
Wiley College fosters an intellectually stimulating environment that encourages and supports spiritual, ethical and moral development, an appreciation for the arts, global awareness, and concern for the common good in the global society in which it exists. Committed to the principles of educational access and opportunity, our college serves traditional and non-traditional students of diverse academic, social, geographic, economic, cultural, and religious backgrounds who demonstrate a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment that is sensitive to the myriad of student needs.
Motto:
“Achieving Excellence through Pride in Performance”