The Nation’s Newest HBCU

ABCNewLogoAmerican Baptist College in Nashville has applied for designation and been accepted by the U.S. Department of education as a historically Black college and university. The college is now the 106th higher educational institution in the country to hold the designation. HBCUs are eligible for a wide range of federal programs and grants.

American Baptist College enrolls only about 100 students. It was founded in 1924. Almost all students are African Americans and men make up three quarters of the student body. There are bachelor’s degrees in theology and human services and a master’s degree in pastoral counseling.

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