Mississippi is home to five four year and one two-year historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) – Jackson State University, Alcorn State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Coahoma Community College, Rust College and Tougaloo College. Collectively, these institutions have a $774 million economic impact in Mississippi and account for a estimate of 7,775 jobs.

An in-depth analysis found that the direct employment provide residual benefits in the surrounding communities. For each job created on an HBCU campus in Mississippi, another 1.2 jobs are created off campus. Additionally, these universities and colleges have proved to be a vital part of improving opportunities and outcomes for their students.


Grambling State University, located in Grambling, Louisiana, is a historically black university and comprehensive urban research university, is to provide quality teaching, research and service at the baccalaureate, masters, specialist, and doctoral levels to diverse populations of students and communities using various modalities to ensure that they are technologically-advanced, ethical, global leaders who think critically and can address societal problems and compete effectively.

For more information, visit  www.jsumsedu .


Southern University and A&M College, an Historically Black College and University, is a comprehensive land-grant institution that celebrates a rich heritage with a diverse student and faculty population. The University emphasizes intellectual development and lifelong learning through the integration of diverse pedagogies, applied and basic research, cultural and professional programs, public service and outreach, while providing access to globally competitive academic and research programs. Alcorn strives to prepare graduates to be well-rounded future leaders of higher character and to be successful in the global marketplace of the 21st century.

For more information, visit www.subr.edu.

Southern University at Shreveport, a unit of the Southern University and A&M College System, a historically black comprehensive community college serving Northwest Louisiana and beyond, is committed to teaching and preparing traditional and non-traditional students for degree attainment, transfer, workforce, continuous learning and self-improvement. This preparation is available through multiple delivery methods and instructional sites for students seeking certificates, technical diplomas and associate degrees.

For more information, visit www.susla.edu.

 University at New Orleans, a public historically black university, empowers and promotes the upward mobility of diverse populations of traditional and nontraditional students through quality academic programs, teaching, research, and service to achieve excellence in higher education using various teaching and learning modalities.

For more information, visit www.suno.edu.


Dillard University produce graduates who excel, become world leaders, are broadly educated, culturally aware, and concerned with improving the human condition. Through a highly personalized and learning-centered approach, Dillard’s students are able to meet the competitive demands of a diverse, global and technologically advanced society.

For more information, visit www.dillard.edu.


Xavier University of Louisiana, founded by Saint Katharine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, is Catholic and historically Black. The ultimate purpose of the University is to contribute to the promotion of a more just and humane society by preparing its students to assume roles of leadership and service in a global society. This preparation takes place in a diverse learning and teaching environment that incorporates all relevant educational means, including research and community service.

For more information, visit www.xula.edu.