Stillman College

In 1949 Stillman was expanded into a four-year college.  Stillman graduated its first baccalaureate class in 1951 and was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1953.

Stillman College awards Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The College also is approved by the Alabama State Board of Education to offer teacher education programs.

Stillman's average enrollment is 1200 students with more than 75 percent of the student body being from Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida and Illinois and just over one percent being from foreign countries. Eighty students are enrolled in the Harte Honors College, an experience for the best and brightest thinkers and doers. 

History and Goals
Program Information
Program Results
Program Staff
Principal Investigators
Bridge to the Doctorate
2009 BD Magazine
2009 LSAMP Magazine
National Science Foundation
The Alabama Louis Stokes Alliance
for Minority Participation

Dr. Earnest McNealy

The Institution’s history dates back to 1874 when a group of Presbyterians from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, headed by the Reverend Doctor Charles Allen Stillman, presented an overture to the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States asking the Church to establish a training school for Black male ministers. Authorized by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States in 1875, Stillman held its first classes in the Fall of 1876 and was chartered as a legal corporation by the State of Alabama in 1895.

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Stillman College is a corporation chartered by the State of Alabama. It has a self-perpetuating Board of up to 31 trustees chaired by alumnus Robert Burns. Stillman College recognizes that there are many activities and services vital to the total growth and development of the student. Consequently, a number of formalized programs, organizations and activities are made available to students through the Division of Student Affairs. To facilitate coordination, the organizations of activities and services is divided into seven categories: Housing and Residential Life, Counseling, Career/Graduate School Related Services, Health Services, Student Activities, Campus Christian Life and Student Government Association.