Fisk Facts

Just tidbits about the school. Would be nice to have a set of these so they could scroll through them on the page or be switched out periodically.
Founded in 1966, Fisk University is the oldest institution of higher education in Nashville, Tennessee and will celebrate its sesquicentennial in 2016.

Fisk University received a charter for the first chapter of The Phi Beta Kappa Society on a predominantly black campus in 1953.

As of 2006, no U.S. institution awards more master’s degrees to African-American U.S. citizens than Fisk, which is also one of the top ten U.S. institutions awarding master’s in physics degrees to U.S. citizens of any ethnic background.

The 2014 U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges and Universities” ranked Fisk in Tier One at #145 of more than 1,400 Liberal Arts Institutions in the United States. Only three HBCUs are ranked in Tier One. Fisk is ranked #4 on the list of “The Best Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).”

For the 20th consecutive year, the Princeton Review included Fisk on the 2013 list of “The Best Southeastern Colleges.”

Sixty-one percent (61%) of students who earn a Fisk degree enter graduate or professional school within one year of their graduation, ahead of the national average of 23 percent.

Fisk remains the only historically black college or university (HBCU) ever to win the prestigious R&D 100 Award. With the 2013 award, Fisk has won four!