Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1837 University Circle
Cheyney, PA 19319


Undergraduate: 642
Graduate: 0
Total Headcount: 642

Cheyney University Students Embark On New Biomedical Research Journey With The Wistar Institute

As part of Cheyney University’s new STEM program in collaboration with The Wistar Institute, students returned to the spring semester eager to launch their new journey into biomedical research and to gain first-hand laboratory experience.​​

On February 4, eight Cheyney students began their first day at Wistar’s state-of-the art facilities in Philadelphia to learn the latest in innovative research and technologies. They are part of the new Wistar-Cheyney collaboration to train students in cutting-edge biomedical research techniques and business development.


 Points of Pride

As the nation's 1st HBCU (Historically Black College or University)—Cheyney University has been educating students and transforming lives since 1837.

The ​ Keystone Honors Academy at Cheyney University provides high achieving students with many academic and professional opportunities and a full scholarship.

​Thanks to Cheyney's accredited HRTM (Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management) Program, CU is recognized as one of the 50 most affordable small colleges for Hospitality Administration and Management in the nation.

Cheyney's Aquaculture Research and Education Laboratory (AREL) provides aquaponics experience for STEM faculty and students.

Cheyney has established public-private partnerships enabling students to practical, hands-on experience while they matriculate.

 Notable Alumni

​Robert Bogle ’73 - President/CEO of The Philadelphia Tribune, the oldest black newspaper in circulation today

​Ed Bradley ’64 - Former CBS News journalist of the program 60 Minutes

​Pedro Rivera '01 - Former Pennsylvania Secretary of Education; Currently President of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology​

​Gladys Styles-Johnston ’63 -  Co-Founder & Director of the Millennium Leadership Initiative; Former Chancellor of the University of Nebraska at Kearney 

​Robert Traynham ’96 - Director of Public Affairs for Facebook; Former Political Analyst for MSNBC​

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