Nashville is home to four Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Tennessee State University, Fisk University, Meharry Medical College, and the American Baptist College.
These institutions have played a significant role in providing educational opportunities to African American students and have produced many successful professionals in various fields. Meharry Medical College, in particular, is well-known for its contributions to the biomedical sciences and healthcare. It has a strong reputation for producing the highest percentage of Black PhDs in biomedical sciences in the United States.
Nashville’s HBCUs have a rich history and continue to make significant contributions to education, research, and the professional development of Black students. They play a vital role in promoting diversity and fostering academic excellence within the Nashville community and beyond.