Enrollment: 2,125
Undergraduate: 100 percent
Highest degree: Bachelor’s
President: Mary Schmidt Campbell
Founded: 1881


Spelman College is a highly selective, historically black college that prepares women to change the world.  The college’s holistic liberal arts education empowers women to excel intellectually, think creatively, serve wholeheartedly, act globally and lead boldly.  

Its multifaceted, person-centered learning community creates lasting bonds of sisterhood and support. Providing an educational experience unlike any other, Spelman embraces a long-standing, life-changing commitment to academic rigor, career development, community involvement and positive social impact. Spelman offers bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees and boasts a 79 percent graduation rate.  More than 83 percent of full-time faculty members have Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees. The average faculty to student ratio is 11:1. Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center consortium, which includes Morehouse, Clark-Atlanta and the Interdenominational Theological Center.