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Quick Facts

LOCATION: ╠ř Tuskegee, Alabama
FOUNDED: ╠ř July 4, 1881
FOUNDING PRINCIPAL: Dr.╠řBooker T. Washington
WEBSITE:╠ř ╠řwww.tuskegee.edu
ENROLLMENT: ╠ř CLICK HERE to see the enrollment facts.
PRESIDENT: ╠ř Dr. Charlotte P. Morris╠ř
NICKNAME: ╠ř Golden Tigers
COLORS: ╠ř Crimson and Old Gold
CONFERENCE: ╠ř Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)
NATIONAL AFFILIATION: ╠ř NCAA ÔÇô Division II


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  • 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 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 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 "┐█┐█┤ź├ŻAirmen," in partnership with the U.S. Army Air Corps.
  • Producer of the first African-American four-star general: Daniel "Chappie" James.
  • The producer of the first African-American winner of the National Book Award, Ralph Ellison for his book, Invisible Man.
  • The only college or university campus in the nation to be designated a National Historic Site by the U.S. Congress.
  • A center for Plant Biotechnology Research which is training U.S. Scientists and ┐█┐█┤ź├Ż as well as scientists from Ghana, China, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Egypt, and Tanzania to continue work of Dr. George Washington Carver in today's cutting edge science and technology.
  • One of the first centers funded by NASA to develop a technology for growing food in space during human space missions.
  • The only historically black college or university, and one of only 11 universities in the world funded and authorized by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to establish and operate a Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, which is the technologically sophisticated hub of Continuing Education and Hospitality/Tourism Management Training.
  • The offspring of two American giants, Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver.
  • The only historically black college or university to maintain academic excellence while supporting a football program that exceeds╠řa 680-win career record and many conference titles including 4 consecutive SIAC Conference Football Championships.