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A Historically Black College and University is college or university that was established before 1964 with the primary purpose of meeting the educational needs of African-American students. 
Today, HBCUs enroll mostly African-American students, but a full quarter of HBCUs across the US have at least a 20% non-Black student body.


HBCU Facts

  • There are public, private, and religious HBCUs.
  • There are 2-year and 4-year HBCUs.
  • Students at HBCUs are awarded Pell Grants.
  • HBCUs are responsible for 22% of bachelor’s degrees awarded to African-Americans.
  • According to the Network Journal, 40% of black members of Congress, 40% of black engineers, and 80% of black judges graduated from HBCUs.

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