Langston University, also known as LU, is located in Langston, Oklahoma, United States. It was established in 1897 and is the state's only historically black university. It was originally known as the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University. Later, it was named Langston University after John Mercer Langston, a civil rights pioneer. Students are offered associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees through the following academic divisions:
The athletic teams of Langston University are referred to as the Lions and the Lady Lions. Students participate in sports such as basketball, football, track and field, softball, and cross country.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
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