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“…To instruct the descendants of the African Race in school learning, in the various branches of the mechanic Arts, trades and Agriculture, in order to prepare and fit and qualify them to act as teachers…”


Cheyney University is a national treasure. Since 1837 the university has provided opportunities for Black students and other groups. Similar to other HBCUs, Cheyney continues to educate students from underserved and marginalized populations. This includes first generation college students seeking new opportunities.

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Founded in 1837 as the Institute for Colored Youth, Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the oldest of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in America.

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Cheyney University is a national treasure. Throughout the university’s history it has
focused on academic excellence, character development, and developing a new cadre of leaders.

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