10 Reasons to Attend a Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Specialized mission colleges focus on educating specific groups of students. The most common specialized mission collages are the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI). HBCUs and HSIs offer many great resources for their students. In addition, contrary to popular belief, HBCUs and HSIs educate students of all races, ethnicit...
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The Real History of Many Historically Black Colleges and Universities

A tradition rich in history The First HBCUs Before the Civil War, higher education for African American students was virtually nonexistent. The few who did receive schooling, such as Fredrick Douglass, often studied in informal and sometimes hostile settings. Some were forced to teach themselves entirely. Some schools for elementary and secondary training existed,...
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HBCUs Are More Diverse Than You Think: A Look at the Numbers

Robert Palmer • In a research study that my colleague Dina C. Maramba and I conducted a few years ago on the ways in which minority students experience higher education, we gained some interesting insights into why some black students do not consider attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) for their postsecondary education experiences. Spec...
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Why Black Colleges Might Be the Best Bargains

The recession has hit some campuses hard but also is opening opportunities for students of all races. By Kim Clark Why Black Colleges Might Be the Best Bargains (CHARLIE ARCHAMBAULT FOR USN&WR) If it weren't for the recession, these could be the best of times for historically black colleges and universi...
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Why Black Colleges and Universities Still Matter

Still We Rise The continuing case for America's historically black colleges and universities. Darrick Hamilton, et al Historically black colleges and universities played a heroic role educating African Americans during the long era when most institutions of higher education were for whites only. At a tim...
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