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Find the Best HBCU for you
We’re here to guide prospective students to all that historically Black colleges and universities have to offer. Here, you’ll find the awareness, insights, and thought-leadership necessary to choose the perfect community and school for you.
Whether you’re about to graduate high school or continuing your education, there’s something for everyone here. Discover the illustrious schools and degree programs that fit your goals — then prepare to bring them within reach.
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Why Choose a Historically Black College or University?
HBCUs are authentic. Genuine. Unapologetically Black. It’s a safe place where your community is waiting for you to come as you are. Whether you’re looking to attend an HBCU on campus or online, there’s boundless opportunity for you to find your place, connect to purpose, and pursue your passion.
Here’s why you should consider traditionally Black colleges or Universities in your degree search:
Greater Affordability — Pay Less Tuition
On average, total tuition costs 30% less at HBCUs than at non-HBCUs; online degree programs can cost up to 50% less than for-profit online institutions.
Become Real-World Ready, Faster
HBCU graduates are more prepared for the professional world than predominantly white institution (PWI) graduates and experience 50% more upward mobility in their careers.
There’s a Community for Everyone
What are your interests? HBCUs offer renowned enrichment and community from student and civic organizations to marching band and athletics, among others.
Join a History of Black Excellence
Black contributions matter. As an HBCU student, you can join a vibrant tradition of Black activists, artists, athletes, corporate leaders, and more who’ve innovated our world forward.
Enhanced Networking Opportunity
Paired with cultural traditions and history, attending an HBCU can lead to an invaluable network of well-connected alumni to help you establish a career post-graduation.
Expect True Diversity and Inclusion
HBCUs blend the culture you know with the inclusion you expect. These schools are also Hispanic serving institutions and educate students from different countries, cultures, races, and ethnicities.
The Numbers Behind HBCU Graduates
HBCUs average a 15:1
student to faculty ratio
Truly diverse higher
Tuition costs are nearly
30% less than non-HBCUs
- 85% of all Black DOCTORS
- 75% of all Black VETERINARIANS
- 80% of all Black FEDERAL JUDGES
- 50% of all Black PHARMACISTS
- 75% of all Black Ph.D.s
- 50% of all Black ATTORNEYS
- 75% of all Black MILITARY OFFICERS
- 46% of all Black BUSINESS EXECS
What you learn at an HBCU
is you do not have to fit into somebody’s limited perspective on what it means to be young, gifted, and black.
Kamala Harris, Howard University ‘86