The Source of

Black Excellence

LeMoyne-Owen College has stood as a beacon of the community as Memphis’ only Historically Black College and University for 160 years. In 1862, the college was founded as Lincoln School, which later became LeMoyne Normal and Commercial School. LeMoyne College would later merge with S.A. Owen Junior College in 1968. Decades later, LOC continues to advance in the community and beyond by exploring its magical opportunities in leadership and innovation.

It’s an exciting time to be a LeMoyne-Owen College Magician. As the momentum surrounding LOC continues to grow, the world realizes what faculty, staff, and alumni have always known: LOC is a magical community of diverse leaders prepared for success locally, nationally, and globally.

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What’s New at LOC

Let's have a scavenger hunt! We have multiple billboards around the city highlighting LOC. Find as many as possible and tag us for your chance to win a FREE LOC sweatshirt and  4 tickets to a Magicians home basketball game. Happy hunting, Magicians! #LeMoyneOwenCollege #LOCisMemphis #MagicianPride
Visit us at Hollis F. Price Library every Thursday and Saturday until April 13th for FREE Tax Prep! Also, we'd like to thank Brown Missionary Baptist Church for sponsoring this event!
Did you know that LeMoyne-Owen College is the only HBCU to win a NCAA Division III National Championship? In 1975, our men's basketball team won 57-54 in the finals over Glassboro State. This not only gave the college a national champion title, but these accomplishments as well:

- LOC became one of three HBCU’s that has won an NCAA Basketball National Championship any Division 
- LOC became the only Men’s Basketball Team in Tennessee to win an NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship (Division 1, 2, or 3).

#LOCisMemphis #HBCUPride #MagicianPride #LeMoyneOwen
Let's have a scavenger hunt! We have multiple billboards around the city highlighting LOC. Find as many as possible and tag us for your chance to win a FREE LOC sweatshirt and  4 tickets to a Magicians home basketball game. Happy hunting, Magicians! #LeMoyneOwenCollege #LOCisMemphis #MagicianPride
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54%

NEW ENROLLMENT INCREASE*

*NEW ENROLLMENT FIRST-TIME FRESHMEN

86%

SPRING TO FALL RETENTION

12:1

STUDENT TO FACULTY RATIO

More than a campus, we’re a community

HISTORY AND CAMPUS

LeMoyne-Owen College is a survivor — transcending the eras of race riots, yellow fever epidemics, Jim Crow laws and segregation in Memphis. We have stood the test of time and inspired countless students to change their lives.

Today, we are Memphis’ only historically black college. We stand prepared to continue our legacy and mission of educating and developing leaders.