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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HBCU Alumni Are Thriving More Than Others

HBCU graduates are more likely to say that their colleges prepared them for life after than black graduates of non-HBCUs. By Taryn Finley MANDEL NGAN VIA GETTY IMAGES 300 For years, people have questioned the relevancy of historically black colleges and universities, especially with many of these institutions facing fiscal iss...
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Black Stereotypes Do Not Define An HBCU Experience

Blackness, and thereby the black college experience, is not a monolith. YELLOW DOG PRODUCTIONS VIA GETTY IMAGES 2.7k I recently read an article in which the author argues that although she attended a Predominantly White Institution (PWI), she still had a Black college experience. While defending the existence of her Black college experience ...
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Best Historically Black Colleges & Universities

If you have kept up with the news lately, then you know that historical black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have been a hot topic. Betsy DeVos, the education secretary, initiated a fiery dialogue when she “called historically black colleges and universities ‘real pioneers’ of school choice.”1 After receiving critical feedback on the genesis of HBCUs, DeVos attempted to reca...
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