Historically Black Colleges and Universities Nursing Programs

RegisteredNursing.org Staff Writers | Updated/Verified: Jan 20, 2024

See a list of HBCU nursing programs below.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) offer so much more than a degree to those who attend these institutions of higher learning. Many graduates from schools such as Tuskegee University in Tuskegee, Alabama reveal that their reasons for choosing their HBCU and what they actually discovered about themselves and their culture had so much more meaning than the degree they earned. With so many choices of learning institutions today, here are some reasons to choose a nursing program at a Historically Black College or University:

Learn More About Diversity Within the Black Culture

Many HBCU graduates initially sought a Black college in order to be amongst a similar population. However, what many realized and learned to appreciate at their HBCU was a true sense of diversity within the Black community itself and that being African-American is not about one culture, it is about appreciating and celebrating the abundance of cultures within the Black population.

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Commemorate Historical Black Achievements

One student from North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, North Carolina stated that attending an HBCU was like "living Black History Month every day." From fellow students to professors, the accomplishments of African-Americans in U.S. history and worldwide are featured, studied, and emulated in daily conversations and coursework.

Celebrate Black Empowerment

Students at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia are taught the power of self-empowerment as it relates to being Black in today's society. Having the ability and foresight to encourage and support one another to be bold and take risks in one's life and career is inspiring and energizing for students and graduates.

Obtain an Excellent Education

Many HBCUs offer nursing programs that are among the top-rated schools in the nation. For example, Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina is among the top HBCUs in the United States. Their nursing program is listed as having a 97.83% NCLEX-RN pass rate for first-time test-takers, which is over 5% higher than the state average of 92.6 in 2019.

Prospective nursing students have many choices when considering accredited programs. Attending an HBCU can be an excellent choice for many students to gain unique and memorable college experiences.

List of HBCU Nursing Programs by State

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1001 George Wallace Dr
Gadsden, AL 35903
(256) 549-8200

1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, AL 36108
(334) 420-4200

1200 W Montgomery Rd
Tuskegee, AL 36088
(334) 727-8011



1200 N Dupont Hwy
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 857-6060


640 Dr Mary McLeod Bethune Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
(386) 481-2000

1601 S Martin Luther King Jr Blvd,
Tallahassee, FL 32307
(850) 599-3000




2601 Gentilly Blvd
New Orleans, LA 70122
(504) 283-8822

801 Harding Blvd
Baton Rouge, LA 70807
(225) 771-4500


2500 W North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21216
(410) 951-3000

1700 E Cold Spring Ln
Baltimore, MD 21251
(443) 885-3333


3240 Friars Point Rd
Coahoma County, MS 38614
(662) 627-2571

505 East Main Street
Raymond, MS 39154
(601) 857-5261


820 Chestnut Street
Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 681-5000

North Carolina

1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
(919) 530-6100


South Carolina


3500 John A Merritt Blvd
Nashville, TN 37209
(615) 963-5000


100 University Dr
Prairie View, TX 77446
(936) 261-3311


100 E Queen St
Hampton, VA 23669
(757) 727-5000

700 Park Ave
Norfolk, VA 23504
(757) 823-8600

1 Hayden St
Petersburg, VA 23806
(804) 524-5000

Washington, DC

2400 Sixth St NW,
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-6100

4200 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 274-5000

West Virginia

219 Rock St, Bluefield, WV 24701
Bluefield, WV 24701
(304) 327-4000

Charlotte Amalie West
St. Croix & St. Thomas, WV 00802
(202) 274-5000

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