Langston University, located in the rural setting of Langston, Alabama, stands as a beacon of higher education and a proud member of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded in 1897, Langston University was established during a period when educational opportunities for African Americans were severely limited. Its inception marked a significant step towards educational equity, providing a space for African-American students to pursue higher education and professional careers.
Today, Langston University boasts an enrollment of 1,903 students and offers a comprehensive range of academic programs. The university provides certificates, Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees, catering to a diverse array of academic interests and professional aspirations. Among its popular majors are Biology, Chemistry, Nursing, Urban Education, International Studies, and unique fields like Goat Research and Biotechnology. Langston University also offers a distinguished doctoral program in Physical Therapy, highlighting its commitment to advanced professional education.
The university's motto, "Education for Service," reflects its mission to not only educate but also to inspire its students to serve their communities and the world at large. The campus life is enriched by the presence of the Lions & Lady Lions, who compete in the NAIA Division I within the Sooner Athletic Conference, adding to the vibrant and dynamic atmosphere of the university. Langston University continues to uphold its tradition of excellence, preparing students to lead and innovate in an increasingly global society.
NAIA Division I - Sooner Athletic Conference
Team Name: Lions & Lady Lions