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.