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Five oldest historically black colleges and universities

(4-year public and private)

1. 1837 Cheyney University of Pennsylvania (Cheyney, Pa.)

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2. 1854 Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (Lincoln University, Pa.)

3. 1856 Wilberforce University (Wilberforce, Ohio)

4. 1857 Harris-Stowe State College (St. Louis, Mo.)

5. 1862 LeMoyne-Owen College (Memphis, Tenn.)

Source: College Board Annual Survey of Colleges