|Founder||N. Joyce Payne|
|Headquarters||901 F Street NW, Suite 300 |
Washington, D.C., US
President & CEO
|Harry L. Williams|
|Board of Directors|
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is an American non-profit organization that supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include public historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), medical schools, and law schools. The organization is named after the Supreme Court's first African-American Justice, Thurgood Marshall.
The organization was established in 1987, under the leadership of Dr. N. Joyce Payne in cooperation with Miller Brewing Company, Sony Music, the NBA, Reebok and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities to institutionally support public HBCUs. It underwent a name change in 2006 from the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
TMCF has championed higher education at public historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and has grown from a small organization providing scholarships for public HBCUs, raising over $300 million to date for programmatic support, capacity building support, and scholarships for its member-schools and the students matriculating on the campuses.
Its mission differs from that of the United Negro College Fund, which supported approximately 65,000 students at 900 colleges and universities with approximately $113 million in grants and scholarships in 2015 alone, while the Thurgood Marshall College fund only supports 47 schools; it is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization, which means it does not pay taxes on its income.
TMCF was granted $50 million in 2015 by Apple,$26.5 million in 2017 by the Charles Koch Foundation and Koch Industries, and $6 million by The Boeing Company in 2018.
In 2013, TMCF acquired the Opportunity Funding Corporation (OFC), merging the two organizations with TMCF becoming the parent organization. Both organizations share a similar mission of providing service to the HBCU community, particularly in the area of talent identification. While continuing its efforts to enhance the entrepreneurship curriculum within public and private HBCUs, OFC will identify the most promising future entrepreneurs and introduce them to potential investors and very successful entrepreneurs.
|School||Type||City||State||Established||Endowment||Students||Parent institution||Sporting affiliations|
|Alabama A&M University||HBCU||Normal||Alabama||1875||$48.0 million (2019)||6,172 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|Alabama State University||HBCU||Montgomery||Alabama||1867||$94.5 million (2019)||4,190 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|Albany State University||HBCU||Albany||Georgia||1903||$3.21 million (2019)||6,122 (Spring 2021)||University System of Georgia||NCAA Division II, SIAC|
|Alcorn State University||HBCU||Lorman||Mississippi||1871||$20.2 million (2019)||3,523 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|Bluefield State College||HBCU||Bluefield||West Virginia||1895||$3.51 million (2019)||1,241 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division II, Independent / ECAC|
|Bowie State University||HBCU||Bowie||Maryland||1865||$10.5 million (2019)||6,171 (Fall 2019)||University System of Maryland||NCAA Division II, CIAA|
|Central State University||HBCU||Wilberforce||Ohio||1887||$5.93 million (2019)||2,033 (Fall 2019)||University System of Ohio||NCAA Division II, SIAC|
|Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science||GRAD||Los Angeles||California||1966||$94.3 million (2019)||748 (Fall 2019)||Western Association of Schools and Colleges||n/a|
|Cheyney University of Pennsylvania||HBCU||Cheyney||Pennsylvania||1837||$1.47 million (2019)||627 (2020–21)||Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education||Independent|
|Chicago State University||PBI||Chicago||Illinois||1867||$5.16 million (2019)||2,620 (Fall 2021)||NCAA Division I, Independent|
|Coppin State University||HBCU||Baltimore||Maryland||1900||$11.9 million (2019)||2,724 (2019–20)||University System of Maryland||NCAA Division I, FCS - MEAC|
|Delaware State University||HBCU||Dover||Delaware||1891||$22.3 million (2019)||5,649||NCAA Division I, FCS - MEAC|
|Elizabeth City State University||HBCU||Elizabeth City||North Carolina||1891||$12.3 million (2019)||2,054||University of North Carolina System||NCAA Division II, CIAA|
|Fayetteville State University||HBCU||Fayetteville||North Carolina||1867||$24.8 million (2020)||6,551 (Fall 2019)||University of North Carolina System||NCAA Division II, CIAA|
|Florida A&M University||HBCU||Tallahassee||Florida||1887||$95.6 million (2020)||9,179 (Fall 2020)||State University System of Florida||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|Florida A&M University College of Law||LAW||Tallahassee||Florida||1949||529||Florida A&M University||n/a|
|Fort Valley State University||HBCU||Fort Valley||Georgia||1895||$6.66 million (2019)||2,306 (Fall 2020)||University System of Georgia||NCAA Division II, SIAC|
|Grambling State University||HBCU||Grambling||Louisiana||1901||$7.25 million (2019)||5,232 (Fall 2019)||University of Louisiana System||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|Harris–Stowe State University||HBCU||St. Louis||Missouri||1857||$1.4 million (2019)||1,630 (Fall 2019)||NAIA, AMC|
|Howard University||HBCU||Washington||District of Columbia||1867||$712.4 million (2020)||12,065 (Fall 2021)||NCAA Division I, FCS – MEAC|
|Howard University College of Medicine||MED||Washington||District of Columbia||1868||Howard University||n/a|
|Howard University School of Law||LAW||Washington||District of Columbia||1869||407||Howard University||n/a|
|Jackson State University||HBCU||Jackson||Mississippi||1877||$60 million (2019)||7,020 (fall 2019)||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|Kentucky State University||HBCU||Frankfort||Kentucky||1886||$18.5 million (2019)||2,220 (Fall 2020)||NCAA Division II, SIAC|
|Langston University||HBCU||Langston||Oklahoma||1897||$50.8 million (2019)||2,190 (Fall 2019)||Oklahoma State System, OSU/A&M Board of Regents||NAIA, RRAC|
|Lincoln University||HBCU||Jefferson City||Missouri||1866||$1.65 million (2019)||2,436 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division II, MIAA|
|Lincoln University||HBCU||Chester County||Pennsylvania||1854||$44.1 million (2019)||2,241 (2019)||NCAA Division II, CIAA|
|Medgar Evers College||PBI||New York||New York||1970||$528k (2019)||7,156||City University of New York||NCAA Division III, CUNYAC|
|Mississippi Valley State University||HBCU||Mississippi Valley State||Mississippi||1950||$2.69 million (2019)||2,147 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|Morgan State University||HBCU||Baltimore||Maryland||1867||$41.4 million (2020)||7,763 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division I, FCS – MEAC|
|Norfolk State University||HBCU||Norfolk||Virginia||1935||$24.5 million (2019)||5,616 (Fall 2019)||Virginia High-Tech Partnership||NCAA Division I, FCS – MEAC|
|North Carolina A&T State University||HBCU||Greensboro||North Carolina||1891||$178 million (2022)||13,322 (Fall 2021)||University of North Carolina System||NCAA Division I, FCS– Big South|
|North Carolina Central University||HBCU||Durham||North Carolina||1910||$39.5 million (2019)||8,207 (Fall 2018)||University of North Carolina System||NCAA Division I, FCS – MEAC|
|North Carolina Central University School of Law||LAW||Durham||North Carolina||1939||364 (full-time), 212 (part-time)||North Carolina Central University||n/a|
|Prairie View A&M University||HBCU||Prairie View||Texas||1876||$84.3 million (2019)||9,350 (Fall 2021)||Texas A&M University System||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|Savannah State University||HBCU||Savannah||Georgia||1890||$9.05 million (2019)||3,688 (Fall 2019)||University System of Georgia||NCAA Division II, SIAC|
|South Carolina State University||HBCU||Orangeburg||South Carolina||1896||$10.8 million (2019)||2,479 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division I, FCS – MEAC|
|Southern University||HBCU||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||1880||$9.58 million (2019)||7,091 (Fall 2019)||Southern University System||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|Southern University Law Center||LAW||Baton Rouge||Louisiana||1947||$2.0 million (2019)||669 (Fall 2019)||Southern University||n/a|
|Southern University at New Orleans||HBCU||New Orleans||Louisiana||1956||$3.09 million (2019)||2,309 (Fall 2019)||Southern University System||NAIA, GCAC|
|Southern University at Shreveport||JUCO||Shreveport||Louisiana||1967||$896k (2019)||2,932 (Fall 2019)||Southern University System||NJCAA, LCCAC|
|Tennessee State University||HBCU||Nashville||Tennessee||1912||$63.0 million (2020)||8,081 (Fall 2020)||NCAA Division I, FCS – OVC|
|Texas Southern University||HBCU||Houston||Texas||1927||$58.0 million (2019)||7,524 (Fall 2021)||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|Thurgood Marshall School of Law||LAW||Houston||Texas||1946||600||Texas Southern University||n/a|
|Tuskegee University||HBCU||Tuskegee||Alabama||1881||$129.0 million (2019)||2,877 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division II, SIAC|
|University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff||HBCU||Pine Bluff||Arkansas||1873||$3.81 million (2019)||2,498 (Fall 2019)||University of Arkansas System||NCAA Division I, FCS – SWAC|
|University of Maryland Eastern Shore||HBCU||Princess Anne||Maryland||1886||$29.7 million (2019)||2,886 (Fall 2019)||University System of Maryland||NCAA Division I, FCS – MEAC|
|University of the District of Columbia||HBCU||Washington||District of Columbia||1851||$49.5 million (2019)||4,199 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division II, ECC|
|David A. Clarke School of Law||LAW||Washington||District of Columbia||1986||253 (Fall 2019)||University of the District of Columbia||n/a|
|University of the Virgin Islands||HBCU||St. Croix,||United States Virgin Islands||1962||$66.9 million (2020)||2,084 (Fall 2019)||NAIA – Independent|
|Virginia State University||HBCU||Petersburg||Virginia||1882||$56.1 million (2020)||4,365 (Fall 2019)||Virginia High-Tech Partnership||NCAA Division II, CIAA|
|West Virginia State University||HBCU||Institute||West Virginia||1891||$14.3 million (2019)||4,120 (Fall 2019)||NCAA Division II, MEC|
|Winston-Salem State University||HBCU||Winston-Salem||North Carolina||1892||$35.3 million (2019)||5,121 (Fall 2019)||University of North Carolina System||NCAA Division II, CIAA|
|York College||PBI||Jamaica, Queens||New York||1966||$2.0 million (2019)||8,337 (Fall 2019)||City University of New York||NCAA Division III, CUNYAC|
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