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  • Benedict College
    Benedict 1600 Harden Street
    Columbia, SC 29204
    Phone: 803-253-5415
    Benedict College Homepage
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences

    Founded in 1870 under the auspices of the American Baptist HomeMission Society, Benedict College began educating the recently emancipated people of African descent. Benedict College is named after Mrs. Bathseba A. Benedict for her generous donation of $13,000.00, which went towards the purchase of an eighty acre plantation. In 1894, the institution was chartered as a liberal arts college by the South Legislature and the name was changed from the Benedict Institute College is one of the fastest growing colleges among the 39 United Negro College Fund (UNCF) institutions.
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
    1731 East 120th Street
    Los Angeles, CA 90059
    Phone: 310-563-4800
    Charles Drew University of Medicine & Science

    Created as a result of the unrest during the civil rights movement, Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science became the only minority health sciences academic center west of the Mississippi River. The program was founded in 1966 in response to the lack of adequate medical facilities in the South Central Los Angeles area. It is one of four African American medical schools in the country. To assure a continuous stream of young minority students who are prepared to enter health careers, a medical magnet high school is located on campus.
  • Colorado Mountain College
    Colorado, several campuses
    Phone: 800-621-8559
    Colorado Mountain College

    Colorado Mountain College serves nine counties in north-central Colorado: Chaffee, Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Lake, Pitkin, Routt and Summit. The 12,000-square-mile district includes international resorts, ranches, wilderness areas and former mining towns. Each year, nearly 25,000 students take classes at our 11 locations and online.
  • Diné College
    1 Circle Drive
    Tsaile, AZ 86556
    Phone: 928-724-6800
    Dine College Home Page

    In 1893 the great Navajo chief, Hastinn Ch'il Haajiin said, "My grandchild, education is the ladder. Tell our people to take it." For several decades now, the Navajo people have worked hard to improve educational opportunities for their tribal members. In 1968, the Navajo community started the first college established by Native Americans for Native Americans. Once named Navajo Community College, Diné College remains the largest and oldest of the Native American Colleges. This Navajo tribal college became the first tribally controlled institution to become a two-year accredited college by the North Central Association Commission on Institutional Higher Education. Today, Dine offers degrees and certificates in areas important to the economic and social development of the Navajo Nation.
  • Florida A & M University
    201 Dyson Pharmacy Building
    Tallahassee, FL 32307
    Phone: 850-599-3000
    Florida A & M University Homepage
    College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science

    Declared a “Center of Excellence” by the State Board of Regents, FAMU’s College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is recognized as a premier provider of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists. The college was established in 1951 with a mission to train African Americans and other ethnic minorities to take active roles in all aspects of the pharmacy profession.
  • Hampton University
    Hampton , VA 23668
    Phone: 757-727-5000
    Hampton University Homepage
    School of Nursing

    Founded in 1868 Hampton University is Virginia’s only co-educational, non-denominational private college. In 1891, the first training of health care professionals was launched when Alice Bacon started the Hampton Training School of Nurses. Today, Hampton’s School of Pharmacy has developed the most contemporary pharmacy program at a historically Black college or university. Hampton has become one of the nation's leading research institutions and one of the most Internet-connected campuses.
  • Haskell Indian Nations University
    155 Indian Avenue
    Phone: 785-749-8404
    Lawrence, KS 66046-4800
    Haskell Indian Nations University Homepage

    Founded in 1984, Haskell Indian Nations University started as an educational program focusing on agricultural education for grades one through five under the name the United States Indian Industrial Training School. Over time, the school grew to include grades sixth through twelfth. In 1935, the school dropped its secondary school and evolved into a vocational-technical institution, and in 1970 began a junior college curriculum. The school name changed to Haskell Indian Junior College. Finally, in 1993 after a recommendation from the Haskell Board of Regents, the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs approved the name to be changed to Haskell Indian Nations University. The student body consists of federally recognized tribes and offers programs that will prepare them to enter baccalaureate programs in areas such as elementary teacher education, American Indian studies, business administration, and environmental science. Haskell continues to integrate American Indian/Alaska Native culture into all of its curricula.
  • Howard University
    2400 Sixth Street, NW
    Washington , DC 20059
    Phone: 202-806-6100
    Howard University Homepage
    College of Medicine, Dept of Pharmacology

    Established by an Act of Congress in 1867, Howard University is the oldest and largest historically Black medical school in the United States. The founders of the College recognized “…that the (health) needs of Blacks throughout the country would be best met by training students to become highly competent, compassionate physicians who would deliver care in communities having a shortage of health personnel.” Howard University includes a state-of-the-art health sciences library.
  • Jackson State University
    1400 Lynch Street
    Jackson , MS 39217
    Phone: 601-979-2121
    Jackson State University Homepage
    Department of Biology

    Founded as Natchez Seminary in 1877 by the American Baptist Home Mission Society, the school was established as Natchez, Mississippi "for the moral, religious and intellectual improvement of Christian leaders of the colored people of Mississippi and the neighboring states". In 1882 the school was moved to Jackson, Mississippi, and in 1889 the curriculum was expanded and the name was changed to Jackson College. In 1940, the state assumed support of the college and expanded the curriculum to include a graduate program and bachelor's programs in the arts and sciences. The name was changed to Jackson State University. The School of Allied Health Sciences follows the mission of the University by providing high quality education, community-based healthcare organization research, consultative and technical assistance statewide and to the Metro Jackson area. The school offers bachelors and masters programs in healthcare administration, public health, and communicative disorders. Jackson State University wants to establish itself as the first school of public health based at a Historically Black College.
  • Medgar Evers College
    1650 Bedford Avenue
    New York , NY 11225
    Phone: 718-270-6048
    Medgar Evers College Homepage

    Founded in 1969 as a result of community efforts and is named in memory of the slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The school was established to meet the educational needs of the Central Brooklyn community. The student population is about 92% black and includes persons from the Caribbean and Africa. Medgar Evers College reigns as the only institution in the City University of New York with a career ladder in Nursing. Medgar Evers College has a strong commitment to academic excellence and continues to help in the development of the community for which it resides.
  • Meharry Medical College
    1005 D.B. Todd Boulevard
    Nashville , TN 37208
    Phone: 615-327-6111
    Meharry College Homepage

    Boasting the largest and oldest private institution for the education of black health professionals, Meharry Medical College is devoted to provide training in the health sciences to "African-Americans and other under-represented minority students". Meharry is committed to educating the community on health issues that affect ethnic minority populations. Meharry trains about 40% of all African American physicians and dentists in the U.S.
  • Morehouse School of Medicine
    830 Westview Drive, SW
    Atlanta , GA 30310-1714
    Phone: 404-681-2100
    Morehouse College Homepage
    Morehouse School of Medicine

    Built on the premise of providing health care to underserved communities, Morehouse College established the Morehouse School of Medicine in 1975. The National Medical Association endorsed the program after a feasibility study revealed the lack of health care to the poor living in rural and inner city communities. The college is devoted to training minorities and others as physicians and biomedical scientists who will bring their services to these underserved populations.
  • Morgan State University
    1700 E Cold Spring Lane
    Baltimore , MD 21251
    Phone: 443-885-3333
    Morgan State Homepage
    Biology Department

    Morgan State University was created in 1973 and is an expansion of Morgan State College. Originally established in 1867 by the Baltimore Conference of Methodist Episcopal Churches, the school was known as the Centenary Biblical Institute and focused on educating young black males to become ministers. The school later began to educate both men and women, and in 1890 was named Morgan College after Reverend Lyttleton Morgan, the first chairman of its Board of Trustees. In 1939 the school was purchased by the state of Maryland in response to a state study that determined the need to provide more opportunities to black citizens. In 1975 the State Legislature designated Morgan as a university, and gave it authority to offer doctorates. Today, Morgan State University boosts a strong masters program in Public Health and is the first HBCU to grant doctoral degrees in Public Health.
  • Oglala Lakota College
    P.O. Box 861
    Pine Ridge, SD 57770
    Phone: 605-867-5856
    Oglala Lakota College Homepage
    Nursing School

    Resurrected in 1986 after the closing of the University of South Dakota’s satellite program, the Oglala Lakota College of Nursing Program was developed to serve the residents of the Pine Ridge and Rosebud Reservations and the rural border communities in Nebraska and South Dakota. The program’s curriculum is designed to incorporate traditional Lakota values that include the promotion of individuals and families to maintain and restore balance and well-being through its cultural framework. OLC was one of the first tribally controlled colleges in the United States.
  • Southern University at Baton Rouge
    P.O. Box 11794
    Baton Rouge , LA 70813
    Phone: 225-771-3366
    Southern University Baton Rouge Homepage
    School of Nursing

    The Southern University system consists of four campuses: Baton Rogue, New Orleans, Shreveport, and a Law Center. The school was founded in New Orleans in 1881 by Pinckney Pinchback, the first black governor in the United States, and other black politicians to create an institution for persons of color. The school later relocated to Baton Rouge in 1914. Today, Southern University is the only historically black Land Grant university system in the United States. Southern University boasts 152 degree programs ranging from certificates to doctorates, including programs in nursing, toxicology, environmental health, health administration, and mental health.
  • Texas Southern University
    Cleburne Street
    Houston, TX 77004
    Phone: 713-313-7011
    Texas Southern University Homepage
    College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

    Producing top quality, well-educated African American and other minority health care professionals is one of the most important goals for Texas Southern University's College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. The creation of this program in 1949 was part of the University's overall effort to provide a highly respected academic program for African Americans and other minorities during the struggle for equality.
  • Tuskegee University
    Tuskegee, AL 36088
    Phone: 334-727-8500
    Tuskegee University Homepage
    Department of Biomedical Sciences School of Veterinary Medicine

    Founded in 1944, Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine is the only school of veterinary medicine located at a predominately Black educational institution in the United States. Graduates of the veterinary public health program contribute toward lowering the cost of human health care by preventing and controlling zoonotic diseases in animal populations. TUSVM is full accredited by the Council on Education of the American Veterinary Association.
  • University of Alaska Anchorage
    3211 Providence Drive
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    Phone: 907-786-4574
    University of Alaska Anchorage Homepage

    The mission of the University of Alaska Anchorage is to discover and disseminate knowledge through teaching, research, engagement, and creative expression. Located in Anchorage and on community campuses in Southcentral Alaska, UAA is committed to serving the higher education needs of the state, its communities, and its diverse peoples. It is an open-access university with academic programs leading to occupational endorsements; undergraduate and graduate certificates; and associate, baccalaureate and graduate degrees in a rich, diverse and inclusive environment. UAA's Anchorage campus is located in the University Medical (Umed) district in the heart of Anchorage, Alaska.
  • University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus
    A-878 Main Building
    Medical Sciences Campus
    P.O. Box 365067
    San Juan , PR 00936-5067
    Phone: 787-758-2525
    University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Homepage

    The mission of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus is to transmit, enrich, and increase knowledge in the medical science through technology, research, and clinical services. The school is committed to providing students with the formal rigorous education based on an interdisciplinary model of health services, with strong emphasis on primary medical care. The university often works in collaboration with other professional programs at the Medical Sciences Campus as well as distinguished universities from the United States and abroad.
  • University of Texas at El Paso
    500 West University Avenue
    El Paso , TX 79968
    Phone: 919-747-5000
    University of Texas El Paso Homepage
    College of Health Sciences

    Founded in 1914, the University of Texas El Paso is the second leading college in the nation in awarding bachelor's degrees to Hispanics. In its beginnings, the university was known for its mining and metallurgy colleges. Today, the University of Texas El Paso has six academic colleges including business administration, health sciences, education, engineering, liberal arts and science. The College of Health Sciences is a new member to the Environmental Health Information Outreach Program and is committed to evidence-based teaching, the advancement of knowledge through research, developing quality professionals to serve the community and the preparation of administrative support for these activities.
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
    1 Drexel Drive
    New Orleans , LA 70125
    Phone: 504-486-7411
    Xavier University Homepage
    College of Pharmacy

    Committed to training disadvantaged Black youth and other minority students to achieve a higher status of life in an honored profession, Xavier University of Louisiana, in 1927, established “The College of Pharmacy”. This program recognizes the increasing demands of our society for good pharmaceutical care. As a result, Xavier University of Louisiana has experienced tremendous growth in its contemporary research capabilities and has partnered with clinics and private practitioners to conduct clinical trials and reach out to the community.