Spelman College

Offering 31 majors, and many more avenues of study through partner institutions in the Atlanta University Center, the 20 Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education, and national and international partnerships, Spelman is poised to help students pursue dreams of a higher education and a stellar future. They offer strong academic programs in the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and the sciences.

Their exceptional faculty and staff will be by your side every step of the way. 

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 Outstanding alumnae include Children’s Defense Fund Founder Marian Wright Edelman; Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer, Broadway producer Alia Jones, former Acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna President Audrey Forbes Manley; Harvard University Professor Evelynn Hammonds, author Pearl Cleage and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson. 

  • Spelman is ranked 101 out of 1,054 colleges in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Ed 2018 College Rankings
  • Spelman moved up 11 spaces to No. 61 in the U.S. News and World Report Best College's National Liberal Arts Colleges 2017 rankings. The College is also in the top 50 High School Counselor Rankings and the top 100 Best Value Colleges.
  • Spelman College is among the top 10 schools that produce African American women founders of technology companies, according to the Project Diane report on the state of African American women in tech entrepreneurship in the United States. 
  • Spelman is one of just two colleges in Georgia – and among only three historically black colleges nationwide – named a 2015 First in the World (FITW) grant recipient by the U.S. Department of Education. Spelman will use the $2.7 million grant to incorporate new teaching and learning strategies into its curriculum focused on metacognitive learning, a system defined as “thinking about thinking.”
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Two Spelman Students Receive Scholarship from Kevin Hart's Charity, UNCF and KIPP
Actor and comedian Kevin Hart joined forces with UNCF and KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) to help 18 KIPP students earn a college degree. Through a new UNCF scholarship program launched in partnership with Kevin Hart’s Help From The Hart Charity and KIPP Public Schools, the $600,000 scholarship will provide funding to support KIPP students from eight different cities who are attending 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Freshmen Casey Adams and Briana Hardison  were two of the selected students, awarded to them at a surprise event on August 6 in Los Angeles. >> Read More


For second year, leaders of HBCUs gather to discuss LGBT inclusion (Washington Post—7/12/18)
Jodie Patterson is a graduate of a historically black college. She is also the mother of a young transgender boy. And as a parent, she said, she knows what she wants to see from schools. “I need to see conversations,” she said. “I need to be a part of those conversations.” >> Read More

Our students fueled the civil rights movement. This is what's next (4/13/18)
Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., president of Spelman College and David A. Thomas, Ph.D., president of Morehouse College, met to discuss the issue of building healthy communities. They then convened the first-ever president-led joint conversation among a group of faculty, staff and administrative leaders, challenging them to develop model communities of respect across both campuses that could prove to be a national example of cooperation in higher education.>> Read More

Renowned Filmmaker, Visual Artist and Author Julie Dash Named Spelman College Distinguished Professor in the Arts (9/21/17)
Groundbreaking and multi-award-winning filmmaker Julie Dash, M.F.A., brings her unique tapestry of bold and boundary-spanning storytelling to Spelman College as the Distinguished Professor in the Arts. >> Read More

NBC.com: Spelman College Launches LGBTQ Scholarship Program (7/31/17)
Spelman College’s newly minted LGBTQ scholarship program and lecture series may lay the foundation for greater inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer students at historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) across the country. At least that is the hope of Beverly Guy-Sheftall, founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center at Spelman and the Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies. “HBCUs have been less visible and outspoken about LGBTQ issues, though they [have] had a long history around other social justice issues, especially around race, racial justice, and civil rights,” Guy-Sheftall, who established the new scholarship program, told NBC News. “Since HBCUs are increasingly crafting women's studies programs in which gender and sexuality are central ... this program will call attention to these new initiatives on HBCU campuses.” >> Read More




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