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WHAT ARE HBCU's
Transcript of WHAT ARE HBCU's
There are 106 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States, including public and private, two-year and four-year institutions, medical schools and community colleges
Most are located in the former slave states and territories of the U.S.
HISTORY of HBCUs
Most HBCUs were established after the American Civil War.
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania is the olderst HBCU, established back in 1837. This university is older than Michigan state, Ohio State University, and The University of Maryland, just to name a few.
Some educational institutions in the North or West were open to blacks since before the Civil War. However, 17 states, mostly in the South, generally excluded blacks from their land grant colleges.
In response, the second Morrill Act of 1890 was passed to require states to establish a separate land grant college for blacks if blacks were being excluded
COMMON MYTHS ABOUT HBCU's
Attending an HBCU hurts your job prospects
In actuality, many fortune 500 companies recruit out of Historically black colleges and universities.
Many HBCU's are party schools
Not the case- There are very prestigious HBCU's such as Morehouse, Spellman, Howard and Fisk.
HBCU's are inferior because they have lower admissions standards
HBCUs do not want to prevent diligent, highly motivated students from pursuing a quality education based upon less than stellar standardized test scores. Their philosophy is to provide access to education for students who want to pursue higher education.
WHY CONSIDER AN HBCU
African-American students who attend HBCUs receive a supportive atmosphere. Professors at these institutions generally manage smaller classrooms and lecture halls than their counterparts at traditionally white institutions.
The environment created at these institutions encourages students to not only complete their undergraduate studies, but also to pursue post-graduate studies
HBCUs account for nine out of 10 institutions whose graduates go on to pursue PhD programs.
70% of African American doctors and dentists have received their degrees from historically black institutions. Specifically, Morehouse, Meharry and Howard Universities have all established a strong reputation for graduating African-American physicians.
HOW TO APPLY
You can apply to most HBCU's by going to the school's website
Make sure you finish out your high school career with the best grades possible
Meet with Mr. McCloud if you need help applying
WHAT ARE HBCU'S
University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Average ACT: 14-19
Average GPA: N/A
Cost (out of state): $22,231
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University
Average GPA: 2.5<
Average ACT: 18-23
Cost (out of state): $31,485
Location: Hampton, VA
Average GPA: 2.5-3.2
Average ACT: 21-26
Cost(out of state): $40,450