America's Oldest Historically Black College for Women

America’s Oldest Historically Black College for Women

Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, the institution was established as Spelman College in 1924. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUC).
Today the student body comprises more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries. Spelman, proud of its 80-plus percent graduation rate, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences, and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of its students.