Lincoln University was founded in 1854 as the nation’s first degree-granting Historically Black College and University, or HBCU. Originally chartered as Ashmun Institute, it was re-named Lincoln University in 1866 in honor of President Abraham Lincoln.
What is the #1 HBCU in the country?
HBCU Rankings 2021: Here is the list of Top 25 Black Colleges
|4||Tuskegee University||Tuskegee, AL|
|3||Xavier University of Louisiana||New Orleans, LA|
|2||Howard University||Washington, DC|
|1||Spelman College||Atlanta, GA|
How many HBCUs have closed?
There are 107 colleges in the United States that are identified by the US Department of Education as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Of those 107, three are currently closed.