Land Grant Colleges and Universities


1890 Land Grant Institutions (1890s)

The Morrill Act of 1890 established Black land-grant universities, 28 years after passage of the first Morrill Act laid the foundation for the nation’s public university system. Today, the rich legacy of the land-grant tradition remains prominent at these institutions. Historically black land-grant institutions are located in 18 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


1994 Land Grant Institutions (1994s)

Native American tribally-controlled colleges and universities that were granted land-grant status under an Act of Congress in 1994. The 1994 Land Grant Institutions primarily serve Native American populations that are typically located in remote, underserved communities that lack access to higher education. They take special care to include cultural relevant curriculum and programs in their institutions so that Native American students and communities can take pride in their cultural and historical identity.


Map of Land Grant Institutions - Land Grant Colleges and Universities_map.pdf

1890 Insitutions 1994 Insitutions
Alabama A&M University Bay Mills Community College
Alcorn State University Blackfeet Community College
Delaware State University Cankdeska Cikana Community College
Florida A&M University Chief Dull Knife College
Fort Valley State University College of Menominee Nation
Kentucky State University Crownpoint Institute of Technology
Langston University D-Q University
Lincoln University Diné College
North Carolina A&T State University Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
Prairie View A&M University Fort Belknap College
South Carolina State University Fort Berthold Community College
Southern University System Fort Peck Community College
Tennessee State University Haskell Indian Nations University
Tuskegee University Institute of American Indian Arts
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Leech Lake Tribal College
University of the District of Columbia* Little Big Horn College
University of the Virgin Islands* Little Priest Tribal College
Virginia State University Nebraska Indian Community College
West Virginia State University Northwest Indian College
  Oglala Lakota College
Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Colleg
Salish Kootenai College
Sinte Gleska University
Sisseton Wahpeton College
Si Tanka University
Sitting Bull College
Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute
Stone Child College
Tohono O'odham Community College
Turtle Mountain Community College
United Tribes Technical College
White Earth Tribal and Community College

* Established under the 1862 Morrill Act and recognized as associate members of the Council of 1890 Universities.