Originally founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, Spelman College was established in 1924.
A global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman’s student body comprises more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries. Spelman empowers women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service. Spelman has been recognized by the National Science Foundation as the leading producer of Black women who go on to earn doctorates in the science. Spelman College has also been recognized among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges, and for the tenth straight year, is the No. 1 historically Black college and university in the country (US News & World Report). Spelman is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of its students. (About Spelman College)