Chicago State University will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2017. Chicago State University opened its doors as a teaching training school in a leaky railroad freight car in Blue Island, Illinois on September 2, 1867. today, in contrast, the university is a fully accredited public, urban institution located on 161 – picturesque acres in a residential community on the Southside of Chicago. During the first year of its founding, CSU enrolled 62 students. The current student enrollment is nearly 7,200.
Lincoln University of Missouri 1866 – 2016 is a historically black, 1890 land grant, public, comprehensive institution that provides excellent educational opportunities including theoretical & applied learning experiences to a diverse population within a nurturing student – centered environment.
Muhammad University of Islam was established in 1934 by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in the city of Detroit, Michigan. The Muhammad Universities were born from the need to revive, reform and redeem black people who had suffered from the miseducation and hostility toward blacks in the public school system. The Honorable Elijah Muhammad recognized the inherent weakness in the public school system and determined that for black people to gain the tools needed to build a new reality for themselves – we needed to establish an independent school system, with a new and strong foundation based upon the Supreme Wisdom of Almighty God (ALLAH). The Honorable Elijah Muhammad established a vehicle that would enable us to control the education of our children and consequently the direction of our future. After the departure of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad in 1975 and the dismantling of the Nation Of Islam, the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan began the laborious task of re-building the Nation Of Islam in 1977 and re-established the University of Islam in 1989 on the foundation built by the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.