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April 28, 2021 - 1117 views

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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Before the Civil Rights movement, historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) offered Black Americans one of their only routes to a college degree. These institutions helped Black Americans pursue professional careers, earn graduate degrees, and advance their education in an inclusive environment.

Meaning of HBCU

HBCU means Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCUs date back to the 19th century, when many offered Black students an opportunity for higher education. Today, they continue to serve a vital role in higher education.

HBCUs like Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University, and Morehouse College educates a predominantly Black student body. Over 100 HBCUs educate students, largely in the South. Around half of the historically Black colleges operate as public schools. In addition to granting thousands of degrees each year, HBCUs also boast illustrious alumni like Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, and Vice President Kamala Harris.

Our guide to HBCU colleges examines the vital role of HBCUs in the Black community, offers alumni and expert advice on attending an HBCU, and provides resources such as scholarships for HBCU students.