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.
- 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.
United Negro College Fund
Scholarships for Black & African American Students