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Livingstone College is a private historically black college that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, academic excellence and student success. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for holistic learning, Livingstone provides excellent business, liberal arts, STEAM, teacher education and workforce development programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to promote lifelong learning, and to develop student potential for leadership and service to a global community.


Educating the whole person


Livingstone loves cheering on the Blue Bears and their 12 CIAA Division 2 varsity sports. Members of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference USA, the Blue Bears boast some of the nation’s finest facilities and compete against the CIAA’s top competition.
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Our 23 majors provide broad exposure to diverse thought and deep exploration within your fields of interest.
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You can walk the pathways with current students, eat a meal on campus, attend classes, gain a better understanding of our academic and extracurricular opportunities, talk with faculty, and just explore.
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You too, can get life out of a stone

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Variety is more than the spice of life. It is life! The world offers a broader range of career opportunities than ever before, which is why we offer the way to explore and prepare for so many of them right.


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Did you know?


The first black intercollegiate football game played in America happened on the front lawn of Livingstone College on Dec. 27, 1892, in a matchup against Biddle Memorial Institute, which is now Johnson C. Smith University.




BLUE BEAR SPORTS


Livingstone loves cheering on the Blue Bears and their 12 CIAA Division 2 varsity sports. Members of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Conference USA, the Blue Bears boast some of the nation’s finest facilities and compete against the CIAA’s top competition.

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Clubs and Activities


Choose from more than 350 student organizations in and out of the classroom at Livingstone College. There’s something for everyone here!

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Clubs and Activities


Choose from more than 350 student organizations in and out of the classroom at Livingstone College. There’s something for everyone here!

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Did you know?


Livingstone College produced the first African‑American neurosurgeon in the United States (Carter Fuller); the first African‑American President of the National Education Association (Elizabeth Duncan Koontz); the first African-American mayor of the City of Salisbury, N.C. (Wiley L. Nash); and the first African-American mayor of Spartanburg, S.C. (James Talley).



EXPLORING Salisbury


Livingstone College is located in Salisbury, North Carolina, only 43 miles from Charlotte. Salisbury is home to the famed North Carolina soft drink, Cheerwine; grocery food store chain Food Lion; and the National Sportcasters and Sportswriters Association.

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Dr. Susong



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Anthony S. Jones Sr.