Founded in 1867 and located in Atlanta, Georgia, Morehouse is an academic community dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service, and the continuing search for truth as a liberating force. As such, the College offers instructional programs in three divisions - business and economics, humanities and social sciences, and science and mathematics.
A private historically black liberal arts college for men, Morehouse realizes this mission by emphasizing the intellectual and character development of its students. In addition, the College assumes special responsibility for teaching the history and culture of black people.
As dynamic as the campus is on its own, Morehouse is a part of two other vibrant and diverse communities.
The first is the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of black colleges and universities in the world. Besides Morehouse, other member institutions include Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Interdenominational Theological Center and the Morehouse School of Medicine. Students regularly intermingle in classes, seminars and social events, further expanding their exploration of knowledge and life itself.
Secondly, the campus is located in the historical West End community and is only minutes from downtown Atlanta, a mecca of black professionalism that features major entertainment and sports venues.