HBCUs That Have Closed Their Doors

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  • St. Paul College to Close on June 30
  • Bishop College
  • Daniel Payne College
  • Friendship College
  • Guadalupe College
  • Kittrell College
  • Leland University
  • Mary Holmes College
  • Mississippi Industrial College
  • Western University
  • Prentiss Institute

Bishop College

Located originally in Marshall, Texas, Bishop College grew out of a desire to establish a Texas college for Black Baptists. The Baptist Home Mission Society founded the college in 1881. Accomplished clergymen like Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson would often visit the religion-oriented institution. The school experienced a series of controversies and financial problems in the 1970s before closing in 1988.

(Photo: Courtesy of The Bishop College Foundation)

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