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Livingstone College and Hood Theological Seminary were originally founded as Zion Wesley Institute by a group of A.M.E. Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in Concord, North Carolina. in 1879. The College re-opened in Salisbury in 1882. It is an HBCU.

Read more about Livingstone College in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 2.20
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 990-1210
ACT Score: 14-19
6-Year Graduation Rate: 28%
Acceptance Rate: 50%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1140
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
Location: Urban
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: N/A
Shakespeare: No
Academic Transparency: Not Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $15,408.00
Out of State Tuition: $15,408.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: N/A
Average Student Debt of Graduates: N/A
Good Economic Value?: N/A
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 16.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 5.00%
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Red
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Very Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles mention Livingstone College:

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

Apart No More? Part II: The transition by some of the nation's historically black colleges into the mainstream raises questions about their future roles and identities.  (December 14, 2009)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)