Lead from wherever you are-Paul Quinn CollegeThere is more to Paul Quinn College than meets the eye.  Paul Quinn is "America's greatest higher education transformation story," says President Michael J. Sorrell, Esq. (known most affectionately to the Quinnite Nation as "Prez").  From the WE Over Me Farm to impactful academic programs, Paul Quinn has earned local and national acclaim for its renaissance.

Paul Quinn's institutional ethos is WE Over Me; and students, faculty, and staff are guided by the Four Ls of Quinnite Leadership--

  • LEAVE places better than you found them. 
  • LEAD a life that matters. 
  • LIVE a life that matters. 
  • LOVE something greater than yourself.


  • Admission to PQC is selective.
  • There is no out-of-state fee and the cost of attendance is $8,000 cheaper than the national average.
  • PQC's student to teacher ratio is 9:1.
  • Our students come from 20 states and three countries.
  • Paul Quinn has a campus wide business casual dress code.
  • The campus is secured with electronic card key entrances throughout the property.
  • In recent years, students have earned internship and employment opportunities with organizations such as INROADS, General Electric, the City of Dallas, Hunt Consolidated, Teach for America, KIPP Charter Schools, and Amegy Bank.
  • The Summer Bridge program is available for recent high school graduates and rising seniors to receive college credit.
  • Paul Quinn College is an accredited private four-year liberal arts institution of higher learning and has a Certificate of Authority from the State of Texas.
  • We are the only HBCU in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
  • The campus is conveniently located eight miles from downtown Dallas (CLICK FOR A CAMPUS MAP AND DIRECTIONS).
  • Campus housing is available.


  • 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" (Huffington Post)
  • Named one of the 2012 top liberal arts HBCUs in America (Ebony)
  • 2011 HBCU of the Year (Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)
  • 2012 HBCU Male President of the Year (Center for HBCU Media Advocacy, Inc.)
  • 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)
  • Fourth of the "Top Ten HBCU Successes of 2011" (The Huffington Post)
  • Fifth most underrated HBCU in America (HBCU Digest)
  • "Recruiters at Black Colleges Break from Tradition" (The Wall Street Journal, 8/17/11)
  • "Changing a College With Prose and Patience" (The New York Times, 11/19/11)
  • "Paul Quinn College Thriving After Years of Struggle" (WFAA-TV, 2/10/12)


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