Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

1837 University Circle
Cheyney, PA 19319


Undergraduate: 627
Graduate: 0
Total Headcount: 627

Cheyney Student Interns with the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium

​A strategic alliance between Cheyney University and the Urban League of Philadelphia was established in 2019 to provide students with paid internships with various employers throughout the Philadelphia area. 


 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.

​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.

​Aaron A. Walton became president of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania on November 14, 2017.

 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 - Pennsylvania Secretary of Education

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

​Robert Traynham ’96 - Political Analyst for MSNBC, Assistant Dean, Georgetown University

 University Rankings