Located in Lawrenceville, Virginia, Saint Paul’s College is a private HBCU, originally focused on training students as teachers and for agricultural and industrial jobs. The school was founded on September 24, 1888, by James Solomon Russell, a deacon in the Protestant Episcopal Church. By 1941, the institution had adopted the new name of St. Paul’s Polytechnic Institute as the state granted it the authority to offer a four-year program. The school wasn’t named Saint Paul’s College until 1957. The school has maintained its unique Single Parent Support System (SPSS), a program designed for single parent households. The school has been shut down since 2013.