Tuskegee students under tent at open house event

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University is a national, independent, and state-related institution of higher learning that is located in Alabama. The university has distinctive strengths in the sciences, architecture, business, engineering, health and other professions, all structured on solid foundations in the liberal arts. Programs focus on nurturing the development of high-order intellectual and moral qualities among students and stress the connection between education and the highly trained leadership Americans need in general, especially for the work force of the 21st century and beyond.


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Tuskegee University Facts

  • Number one producer of African American aerospace science engineers in the nation.
  • A leading producer in the country of African American engineering graduates in chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering.
  • The top producer of African American Ph.D. holders in Materials Science and Engineering in the U.S.
  • Produced more African American general officers in the military than any other institution, including the service academies.
  • The largest producer of African Americans with baccalaureate degrees in Math, Science and Engineering in Alabama.
  • The only historically black college or university (HBCU) with a fully accredited College of Veterinary Medicine that offers the Doctoral Degree, and produces over 75% of the African American veterinarians in the world.
  • The only historically black college or university (HBCU) in the nation designated as the location for National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care.
  • The first nursing baccalaureate program in Alabama and one of the oldest in the United States.
  • Originator and producer of the famous “Tuskegee Airmen,” in partnership with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
  • The only college or university campus in the nation to be designated a National Historic Site by the U.S. Congress.

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Why attend Tuskegee?

Kiara Cousin

Student Kiara Cousin explains why she chose the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine for her education in Tuskegee, Ala. (Photo by Mark Almond)

Birmingham Times: The Tuskegee University Family: A Network of Success

Kaitlynn Pfeiffer, a first-year student at the Tuskegee University College of Veterinary Medicine (TUCVM), knew there was something special about the institution during an early visit. “When I was here on the day of the interview [for vet school], it was like being welcomed to your family’s living room,” she said. “It was just a very family-friendly atmosphere and somewhere you knew you would be able to thrive as a student.” Pfeiffer, who is from Syracuse, N.Y., has been able to thrive because of the school’s support network. >>Read More



My professors don’t teach because it’s their job, they do it because they care and want you to learn and succeed. It’s very obvious.

Tuskegee Student


Tuskegee University Staff