Harris-Stowe State University, or HSSU, was originally founded as a normal school in 1857. It later became the Harris Teachers College and merged with Stowe Teachers College in 1954. It then became Harris-Stowe State College, and was finally christened Harris-Stowe State University in 2005. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, HSSU offers more than 10 Bachelor of Science degree programs. Specializations are available in education, urban education, business administration, health care administration, hospitality and tourism management, and information systems and computer technology. Some of these programs are offered through HSSU's Busch School of Business Administration.
Harris-Stowe State University has a number of Greek fraternities and sororities like Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, and Delta Sigma Theta. The athletics department of HSSU fields men's and women's teams in soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, and volleyball. Nicknamed the Hornets, the teams compete in the American Midwest Conference, and NAIA Region V.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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