Fisk University campus is a historic district listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
In 1930, Fisk was the first African-American institution to gain accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Accreditations for specialized programs quickly followed.
Fisk University is one of four historically black colleges and universities to earn a tier-one ranking on the list of Best National Liberal Arts Colleges in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Of the 1,400 institutions ranked nationwide, only 246 institutions earned tier one status.
Fisk appears on Parade magazine’s “A List” of colleges and universities that offer combined Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs.
In 2010, the Washington Monthly ranked Fisk 29th among America’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges. In 2011, CBS Money Watch ranked professors at Fisk University 19th out of 650 colleges and universities in the nation.
According to the Princeton Review, Fisk University is one of America’s 373 Best Colleges & Universities.
Fisk University teams, nicknamed athletically as the Bulldogs, are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I level, primarily competing in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference(GCAC). Men’s sports include basketball, cross country, tennis and track & field; while women’s sports include basketball, cross country, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.