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701 West Monroe Street
Salisbury, North Carolina 28144
Main Phone: (704) 216-6001 or (800) 835-3435
Main Contact: Nicole Daniels

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Livingstone College

     Livingstone College is a private, historically black, four-year college in Salisbury, North Carolina. It is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Livingstone College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Fine Arts, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees.

Quick Facts

Undergrad Population: 1150
Graduate Population: 8
Student Body: Coed
In State Tuition: $15408
Out of State Tuition: $15408
Room & Board: $6342
Applications Due: August 1 (for the Fall se ($25)
Conference: Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA)
Mascot: Blue Bears
Online Classes: no
Percent Men: 51%
Percent Women: 49%
Majors Offered
-BA in Criminal Justice -BA in Early Childhood -BA in Education (B-K) -BA in Elementary Education (K-6) -BA in English -BA in English: Teacher Education -BA in History -BA in Liberal Studies* -BA in Music -BA in Music: Teacher Education -BA in Political Science Psychology -BA in Religious Studies -BA in Social Studies: Teacher Education (9-12) -BA in Sociology -BS in Biology -BS in Business Administration* -BS in Computer Information Systems -BS in Hospitality Management* -BS in Mathematics -BS in Mathematics: Teacher Education (K-12) -BS in Sport Management -BS in Social Work -AS in Culinary Arts
Sports & Extra Curricular Activities
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Pep Band, Sororities, Student Newspaper
College History
     Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary were originally founded as Zion Wesley Institute by a group of A.M.E. Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in the Cabarrus County town of Concord, North Carolina in 1879. After three brief sessions, directed by principals Bishop C.R. Harris and Professor A.S. Richardson, the Institute ultimately closed in Concord. In 1881, Dr. Joseph Charles Price, Lincoln University, PA class of 1879, and Bishop J.W. Hood changed their roles as delegates to the Ecumenical Conference and became fund-raisers with the mission to re-establish Zion Wesley Institute. The Rowan County town of Salisbury, just 20 miles (32 km) northeast of Concord, gave the Trustees a generous donation of $1,000 and an invitation to relocate the school to Salisbury. They accepted both gifts, and the college re-opened in Salisbury in 1882 with Dr. Price as President. The new site was J.M. Gray’s farm called Delta Grove, which consisted of one building and 40 acres (160,000 m2) of land. In 1887, by an act of the legislature, the name Zion Wesley Institute was changed to Livingstone College in honor of David Livingstone, the great Christian missionary, philanthropist, and explorer. Since its inception, the College has had two principals and seventeen presidents, including six interim presidents. Among its possessions, the institution owns 272 acres (1.10 km2) of land and the physical plant that currently consists of twenty-one brick buildings, seven of which are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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News and Upcoming Events at Livingstone College

Professor attends ‘Black Girls Write’ institute
Livingstone College faculty member and recent children’s book author, Dr. Da’Tarvia Parrish, was selected to attend the “Black Girls Write” UNCF/Mello ...
A $50,000 grant from Duke Energy is expected to help strengthen Livingstone College’s signature Bridge Program while focusing on students majoring in ...
Results of the CIAA Tourney 2015
Will its legacy, fans and money follow the CIAA to Baltimore?
By John X. Miller @xman1955 February 28, 2019 The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) men’s and women’s basketball tournaments ...
Brandi Gourdine’s change in direction is nothing but amazing. As a senior at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte three years ago, she had a low ...
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