Morris Brown College, founded in 1881 by the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college engaged in teaching and public service with special focus in leadership, management, entrepreneurship and technology. The College is proud of its tradition of serving the educational needs of the best and brightest young minds, while simultaneously providing educational support to students who might not otherwise receive the opportunity to compete on the college level. Students fitting the latter are given the tools they need to increase their potential for earning a college degree. This is a formula that has proven itself time and again. Among our outstanding alumni are Isaac Blythers, former President of Atlanta Gas Light Company; Eula L. Adams, Executive Vice President for First Data Corporation; Albert J. Edmonds, Retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Forces; the late Reverend Dr. Hosea Williams, civil rights leader; Thomas J. Byrd, actor of television, film and stage; and Pulitzer prize-winning author, James A. McPherson. Adams and Edmonds were cited recently by Fortune Magazine among the nation’s top African-American corporate executives. The list of our graduates and their accolades go on and on.
Morris Brown College is an undergraduate degree-granting institution of higher education committed to excellence in academic programs and professional education. We prepare our graduates to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives by providing a high quality education through experiential, collaborative and discovery-based learning in a nurturing environment.
Morris Brown College (Atlanta, GA), a small, private, liberal arts, four-year institution founded in 1881 by members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, is a historically black college situated on a 42-acre campus at the highest point of downtown Atlanta.
Morris Brown offers a baccalaureate degree for traditional students in Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MET) – with concentrations in business law, community management, hospitality management, music industry, small business management and sports management. For adult degree students returning to college, Morris Brown offers a bachelor's degree in Organizational Management and Leadership (OML).
Morris Brown College’s Herndon Stadium, designed to seat 15,000 spectators, was the field hockey venue during the 1996 Summer Olympics. The other Olympic legacy to Morris Brown is now the Ruth Hall Hodges Art Gallery, housing a collection of prominent African American artists.