In 1867, Morehouse College was established as the Augusta Institute to prepare black men for positions in ministry and teaching. New academic programs were added in 1906 and the college continuously expanded with the addition of newer buildings. Morehouse College is among the only three traditional all male colleges in the United States and the only private, historically black college. It is also among the best colleges for liberal arts studies providing Bachelor of Arts programs in African American Studies, Urban Studies and more.
Morehouse has three schools:
Students can choose among the 26 programs that are offered in these departments. Special programs at Morehouse include the Honors program, the Summer Academy, Service Learning, TRIO programs and academic consortiums.
The Service Learning program empowers students with the skills they require for community service in local, national and international community service programs.
The TRIO program prepares students for academic success in the completion of their secondary, post secondary, and post baccalaureate education.
One of the most unique programs at Morehouse is the four year Honors Program, which includes 14 majors and is limited to meritorious students only.
At Morehouse, students benefit from smaller class sizes with a student to teacher ratio of 16:1. All faculties at the college hold tertiary degrees.
The college is accredited by the Commission and Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.