Paul Quinn College is a private, historically black, liberal arts institution located in the South Dallas/Fair Park area of Dallas. Founded in 1872 by the Rev. Paul Quinn and the Colored Baptist Convention of Texas, it was originally established as a manual labor school for freedmen. In 1988, after years of financial difficulties and declining enrollment, the college became affiliated with the United Methodist Church and officially changed its name to Paul Quinn College. The college offers undergraduate degrees in various disciplines, including business administration and political science.
Most of the students at Paul Quinn College are Dallas locals. However, more than half of their students are from other cities in Texas or the surrounding states. The school in South Dallas 75241 is also home to a women’s softball team that does well each year when competing with other schools in its division. A number of students also participate in the college’s football team, which recently won a conference championship.
This private, historically black college was established by the Rev. Paul Quinn and Colored Baptist Convention of Texas in 1872 as a manual labor school for freedmen. In 1988, after years of financial difficulties and declining enrollment, it became affiliated with United Methodist Church and officially changed its name to Paul Quinn College (PQC).
The campus is located less than two miles from downtown Dallas within sight of downtown’s skyscrapers. The campus covers an area that includes more than 40 buildings which include five residence halls; infirmary; cafeteria; library/learning resource center; academic building housing classrooms, computer labs and faculty offices; gymnasium-athletic facility complex providing intramural basketball courts, volleyball court, and weight room facilities along with a track, soccer field, and softball diamond; theatre-arts building with two theaters—a 150-seat proscenium stage theater for large productions and a black box 70-seat theater used mainly by student groups.
PQC offers undergraduate degrees in various disciplines including business administration, political science, criminal justice. Most of the students are Dallas locals but more than half come from other cities/states. The school is also home to a women’s softball team that competes well each year when playing against other schools in its division. A number of students participate on PQC football team which recently won a conference championship.