West Virginia State College




A member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, West Virginia State University (WVSU) is one of the original African-American land-grant colleges founded by the second Morrill Act of 1890–the smallest land-grant institution in the country. Following Brown v. Board, the school went from an all-black college to a predominantly commuter school with mostly whites. WVSU is located in Institute, West Virginia, only recently gaining university status in 2004.

Notable Alumni Include: NASA scientist Katherine Johnson; Antoine Fuqua, writer, and director of “Training Day”; and Earl Lloyd, first African American to play in the NBA.