FIRST is proud to partner with four world-class partner institutions located at the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC). These institutions are Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine, and Spelman College. Each of these programs are among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States and are ranked among the highest caliber HBCUs across the country and are recognized as high quality and selective institutions in comparison with peer institutions across the US.
Founded from the merging of Clark College (1869) and Atlanta University (1885) in 1988, Clark Atlanta provides undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. Built on a foundation of service to predominantly African American scholars (Clark College was the first liberal-arts college to serve a majority-African American student body, and Atlanta University was the first institution to serve graduate degrees to African Americans), Clark Atlanta is renowned for now providing high quality education opportunities to an increasingly diverse student body.
Founded in 1867 as the August Theological Institute, Morehouse College is a leading institution with a rich history of providing quality education to men of African descent. Morehouse is committed to emphasizing both intellectual and character development among its student body. Morehouse prides itself on instilling a strong sense of purpose and integrity among its students, preparing young men to enter the world as leaders and impactful community members.
Founded in 1981 as the Medical Education Program at Morehouse College, the Morehouse School of Medicine is a quality medical program with explicit emphases to address health disparities among urban and rural populations within and beyond Georgia. Morehouse School of Medicine has seven residency programs and a number of leading research centers and institues addressing primary care, neuroscience, and prevention research.
Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, Spelman College has been a leading force for the education of women of African descent. Spelman College is renowned for providing an empowering and enriching academic experience for its scholars, and is recognized as a leading HBCU and among the most innovative Liberal Arts institutions in the United States. Spelman prides itself on its commitment to developing young women who will be intellectual, ethical, and creative leaders.