Do you know a student who want to attend a HBCU?, Welp pass this along to them!
Which one should you choose?
First of all, do your research! Yes, everyone knows about Howard, Spelman and Morehouse but what is the school known for? Is it for Engineering? Biology? Liberal Arts? Or do you only know about the turn up and that it is majority black and for the culture?
The first Historically Black College and University is Cheyney University of Pennsylvania founded in 1837. Since then 120 more institutions formed. Today, of those 120 there are roughly 101 still operating which include 50 Private Institutions and 50+ Public institutions.
So, how do you choose which one is best for you? If you are choosing a college based upon:
SIZE: because we value community
North Carolina A&T, Howard University, Florida A&M University (FAMU), Jackson State University, Texas Southern University, Tennessee State University, Prairie View A&M University, Morgan State University, North Carolina Central University OR Southern University and A&M College is for you. (based upon current enrollment size in descending order)
COST: because we didn’t save ‘college money’
Elizabeth City State University, Clinton College, Langston University, Fayetteville State University, Mississippi Valley University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Southern University and A&M College, Winston-Salem State University, Kentucky State University, OR Prairie View A&M University is for you. (based upon current average tuition rates in descending order)
SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING: because we are intelligent influencers- formerly known as the talented 10th
Coppin State University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Benedict College, Winston-Salem State University, Alabama State University, Florida A&M University, Claflin University, Miles University, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, OR Talledega College is for you.
GRADUATION RATE: we spent all that money, not for nothing
Spelman College, Howard University, Tuskegee University, Morehouse College, Claflin University, Hampton University, Xavier University of Louisiana, Oakwood University, Fisk University, OR Dillard University is for you.
CAREERS AFTER COLLEGE: because this is why we seek higher-learning, higher income
Unfortunately, there are no firm statistics on which HBCU is graduating more students into a career. Fortunately, we can inform you that HBCU’s are the best institutions for students coming from the lowest-income homes to becoming high-earners. HBCU’s also graduate more low-income students than do Predominantly White Institutions (PWI’S) this could be directly linked to the wrap around services provided to students at HBCU’s that assist students in overcoming their daily life struggles and addressing issues that are typically disregarded during grade schooling.
THE TURN UP: because we need to relax. These are no-brainers
Howard University (surprise!), Spelman College, Clark-Atlanta University, South Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T University, Grambling State University, Florida A&M University, Tennessee State University, Alabama State University and Tuskegee University
If you are looking for the school to be all of the above, print this page, grab a pen and begin cross-referencing. Do not forget to include what you plan to major in!
If it is post-secondary or doctoral programs you are looking for note that only 79 HBCU’s offer such programs. With 27 of those offering doctoral programs and 52 offering master’s programs.
Whichever you decide, you’re are on the right track!