By Lauren Edmonds For Dailymail.com
Published: 15:55 BST, 27 September 2020 | Updated: 16:20 BST, 27 September 2020
Joe Biden said last year that he kicked off his academic career at Delaware State University, a historically black university, but the institution has now denied that claim.
The Washington Times reported that a spokesperson for Delaware State University said the Democratic presidential nominee was never a student at the school, but he did make two appearances for commencement speeches.
'Vice President Biden did not attend DSU,' Carlos Holmes, Director of News Services, told the publication.
'However he was the Commencement keynote speaker in 2003 and , and during the former he was awarded an honorary doctoral degree.'
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Joe Biden (pictured) said at a October 2019 town hall event that he 'got started out of an HBCU' in reference to Delaware State University
Delaware State University is one of 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) open in the US and is ranked No. 11 on the US News & World Report HBCU rankings.
The institution sits about 50 miles south of the University of Delaware, where Biden graduated in 1965 after he double majored in political science and history.
Biden made the