According to the Higher Education Act of 1965, a school has to have been established and accredited prior to 1964 to be designated as an HBCU. Do any of you know who accredited Virginia University of Lynchburg prior to 2003? They've had a few name changes, but I couldn't find anything under those other names. There's an article from the 2010s that says that their TRACS accreditation is the first time they've been accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education. They also were designated an HBCU fairly recently.