About Paul Quinn

Paul Quinn College is a private, faith-based, four-year, liberal arts-inspired college that was founded on April 4, 1872 by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Church preachers in Austin, Texas. The school’s original purpose was to educate freed slaves and their offspring. Today, we proudly educate students of all races and socio-economic classes under the banner of our institutional ethos, WE over Me. Our mission is to provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students.

Beginning in the fall of 2015, Paul Quinn College adopted a new student financial structure called the “New Urban College Model” which, among other characteristics, reduced student tuition and fees and provides students with the ability to graduate with less than $10,000 of student loan debt. The centerpiece of the New Urban College Model is Paul Quinn’s decision to become the country’s only urban Work College. There are currently eight work colleges in the nation. Paul Quinn aspires to become the ninth federally funded work college in the United States, the first Minority Serving Institution (“MSI”) in the Work College Consortium, and the first work college in Texas.

The vision of the Paul Quinn College Work Program is to transform ability into action and potential into achievement by encouraging all students to embrace the ideals of disciplined work, servant leadership, and initiative in preparation for lives of financial freedom, community engagement, and outstanding character. Click here to learn more about our Work Program.



The mission of the College is to provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in the global marketplace.


Leave places better than you found them.

Lead from wherever you are.

Live a life that matters.

Love something greater than yourself.



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“2016, 2012 HBCU Male President of the Year”
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

2013 Finalist for the President’s National Community Service |Higher Education Honor Roll
(Corporation for National & Community Service)

“2013 HBCU Best Business Program”
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

Listed as one of 2012′s 50 “Most Powerful People, Groups in HBCU Culture”
(The Huffington Post)

Named one of the 2012 top liberal arts HBCUs in America

“2012 HBCU Student Government Association of the Year”
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

2012 HBCU Male Student of the Year Nominee
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)

“2012 Distinguished Campus Leader” Award
(Texas Association of Developing Colleges)

“2011 HBCU of the Year”
Nominated 2016 and 2015
(Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)


Paul Quinn College, its students and employees, affirm the Biblical and theological foundations of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and commit ourselves to fulfilling the mission and philosophy of education that reflects our foundations. These beliefs are enumerated in the Articles of Religion, the Standard Sermons of John Wesley, and the Apostle’s Creed.


I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ his only son our Lord who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead; and buried. The third day he arose from the dead’ he ascended into heaven and sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Church Universal, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.