is in Langston, Oklahoma. It is
the only historically black college in the
state. When the school was founded in 1897 it was known as the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University.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.The University offers Associates, Bachelors and Masters degrees in a variety of disciplines. It is known as a leader in the
field of agricultural research, and hosts an internationally recognized goat research center.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.