Langston University

Langston University

Infobox University
name = Langston University
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caption = Langston University seal
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motto = "Education for Service"
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established = Start date|1897|03|12
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type = Public
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president = Dr. JoAnn Haysbert
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students = 3,922
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city = Langston
state = Oklahoma
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United States
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campus = Rural
former_names = Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University
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colors = Navy Blue and Orange
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nickname = Lions
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athletics = NCAA
affiliations = Red River Athletic Conference
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Langston University is an institution of higher learning located in Langston, Oklahoma, USA. It is the only historically black college in the state, and the westernmost historically black college in the United States. Though located in a rural setting just 10 miles east of Guthrie, Langston also serves an urban mission with University Centers in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City.


Langston University is named for John Mercer Langston (1829-1897), civil rights pioneer, first African American member of Congress from Virginia, founder of the Howard University Law School, and American consul-general to Haiti. The school was founded in 1897 and was known as the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University.


The University offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in a variety of disciplines. It is known as a leader in the field of agricultural research, and hosts the internationally recognized E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research. LU has nearly 4,000 students from all 50 states and several foreign countries representing the most diverse student body at an Oklahoma collegeFact|date=February 2007.

The university was accredited with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy program in 2005. [cite web|url= |title=Doctor of Physical Therapy Program |accessdate=2007-02-21]

tudent activities

The university boasts one of the nation's top choral programs and its nearly 150 piece show band is sought after for bowl games, parades, government ceremonies and marching competitions across the nation and abroad. Fact|date=June 2008

Notable alumni


External links

* [] Official web site
* [ Oklahoma Higher Education Institution Fact Sheet]
* []
* [ John Mercer Langston]
* [ E (Kika) de la Garza Institute for Goat Research]

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