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About Langston University

Langston University has the distinction of being the nation’s westernmost and Oklahoma’s only historically black college or university (HBCU). Students pursue more than 40 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees on campuses located in Langston, Oklahoma City, and Tulsa. The institution fosters an environment that cultivates leaders, innovators, and engaged citizens who meet the challenges of local, national, and global communities. Langston has produced several White House HBCU Scholars, a Danforth Fellow, and an Andscape Rhoden Fellow. Through the years, a  long line of revered Langston alumni have made history in their chosen industries including the arts, education, law, aviation, agribusiness and sociology.

A proud member of the 1890 Land-Grant Institutions National Program, Langston delivers high quality agricultural research, education, and extension programs that were first established under the Second Morrill Act of 1890. Through the support of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community, Langston University and its students benefit from TMCF scholarships, research initiatives, innovative programs, competitive internships and jobs.

Holding national accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission, many of Langston’s academic programs are also approved by professional accrediting bodies. Students can choose from degree programs in the Schools of Agriculture and Applied Sciences; Arts & Sciences; Business; Education & Behavioral Sciences; Nursing and Health Professions; and Physical Therapy.

Academic programs of distinction include STEM disciplines; Nursing; Agribusiness & Applied Economics; Broadcast Journalism; and the internationally acclaimed E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research which makes a lasting impact domestically and abroad.

For over a decade, Langston University has exceeded the nation’s retention rate for students enrolled in STEM programs including Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Technology. A top 100 school of nursing, the University’s dynamic program challenges students to become leaders in the rapidly changing healthcare environment. Nursing graduates boast a passage rate higher than the national average.

Offering a vibrant student experience, Langston students are actively engaged in several student organizations, Greek life, SGA, and club sports. A member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the Lions teams compete in the Sooner Athletic Division. With a proud cultural and athletic history, student-athletes represent their university on seven teams in basketball, cheer, football, track and field, and volleyball. Most recently, the men’s basketball team cemented their place in program history becoming the first HBCU to win the Sooner Athletic Conference regular season and tournament championship in the same season.

Langston’s Marching Pride Band provides quality music for the university, the community, and its members. Often selected to compete in the prestigious Battle of the Bands contest, the Marching Pride is a laboratory that provides hands-on leadership experiences for aspiring band directors and students seeking to enhance their leadership skills, confidence, self-discipline, and people skills.

As one of 11 regional universities designated by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education (OSRHE), Langston University is an engine of economic, social, and civic prosperity. Now in its second century of excellence, the institution’s reach extends beyond the classroom. Langston teams lead advanced research projects that provide innovative solutions that have a tremendous impact on communities across the world.