#Spelman HBCU

Eugene Greeley

Spelman College is a HBCU


-Founded/  April 11,1881

-Founder/  Sophia Packard,Harriet Giles, and Baptist missionaries

-Location/  Atlanta,Georgia  

-Type of college/  Private,Independent,Liberal Arts College for women

-College motto/  ”Our Whole School for Christ”

-Tag line/  ”A choice to change the world”

-Colors/  Columbia blue & white

-Avg cost after aid/  $44k

-Grad rate/  75%

Acceptance rate/  53%


In 1881 Spelman College started in the basement of Friendship Baptist Church.

Then next year in 1882 John D.Rockefeller pledged $250 to the basement school.

In the near future in 1883 the school was moved from the basement to the current space occupying nine acres and five frame buildings. The college name was changed from “At;anta Baptist Female Seminary” to Spelman Seminary” in honor of Mrs.Laura Spelman Rockefeller.