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.

In addition, the university's 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. The results we seek are students whose technical, scientific and professional prowess has been not only rigorously honed, but also sensitively oriented in ways that produce public-spirited graduates who are both competent and morally committed to public service with integrity and excellence.

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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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Civil rights icon shares message of unity, voter engagement
Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., one of the most well-known architects of our nation’s civil rights movement, brought a message of empowerment and engaged citizenship to the Tuskegee University campus on Thursday, Mar. 1. Jackson’s message included references to the struggles of the civil rights movement, as well as recognition of the civil rights “greats” of present, including famed Tuskegee attorney Fred Gray. He spoke passionately about how, as a people, we should all come together instead of living in isolation. >> View the speech here

Tuskegee receives largest estate gift in university’s history
Tuskegee University has received a generous estate gift valued at $1.59 million — the largest planned gift received by the university to date — from 1943 Tuskegee University graduate Dr. Orlando Lawrence Clark. Clark, a resident of San Francisco, was 92 at the time of his death in June 2014. The donation from his estate will augment Tuskegee’s endowment and provide students with scholarships for generations to come. >> Read more

Tuskegee University Staff