"Historically Black Colleges & Universities."

Post-secondary academic institutions founded before 1964 whose educational mission has historically been the education of Black Americans. Located primarily in the Southeast, there are now about 120 HBCUs in existence, a mix of community and junior colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and public and private institutions.

Many of these school were founded to provide African Americans with an education in an era when Blacks were denied access to state and private colleges and universities.

Some prominent HBCUs include: Howard University, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Hampton College, Tuskeegee Institute, Fisk University, and Wilberforce University.