Know Your Status – Land, Sea, Space, and Sun Grant HBCUs

Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible. – George Washington Carer

Find your HBCU below and be sure to view the notes at the end for important additional information. These statuses allow colleges and universities to access exclusive federal research money that in turn often creates companies and wealth for its alum, the institutions, and communities.

Alabama A&M – Land, Space

Alcorn State University – Land

Bethune-Cookman University – Space

Central State University** – Land

Delaware State University – Land

Florida A&M University – Land, Space

Fort Valley State University – Land

Jackson State University – Sea

Kentucky State University – Land

Langston University – Land

Lincoln University (MO) – Land

Medgar Evers College – Space

Morgan State University – Space

North Carolina A&T University – Land

Prairie View A&M University – Land

South Carolina State University – Land, Sea

Southern University – Land

Tennessee State University – Land

Tuskegee* – Land, Space

University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff – Land, Space

University of District of Columbia – Land

University of Maryland Eastern Shore – Land, Space

University of Virgin Islands – Land

Virginia State University – Land


*Tuskegee University is the only private HBCU and one of only three private schools in the nation to hold federal grant status of any sort.

**Central State University is currently applying for land-grant status.

There are nine universities in the country with triple grant status (Land, Sea, and Space). None are HBCUs.

There are two universities in the country with grant status in all four categories. Neither are HBCUs.


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