Historically Black Colleges and Universities consistently outperform non-HBCUs in terms of the student experience, affordability, and after-college preparedness for Black students.

Hear from students who chose an HBCU and what they loved about their experiences.

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Lower cost and less debt

According to the UNCF Fact Sheet, the average cost of attending an HBCU is 28% less than a comparable predominantly white institution (PWI).

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Why are enrollments surging at HBCUs?

University administrator Walter Kimbrough explains on All Things Considered | Aug. 13, 2022

A research brief from the Center for Minority-Serving Institutions explores a correlation with the so-called “Missouri Effect.”

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Map of HBCUs by State

There are 102 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in 19 states. Find HBCUs by state with this Map of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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Tell Them We Are Rising

The rich history of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) began before the end of slavery, flourished in the 20th century, and profoundly influenced the nation’s course for over 150 years—yet remains largely unknown.

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Student Parent Success Stories from Winston-Salem State University

Lisa Matthews is more than a Winston-Salem State alum. She’s also employed by the university as a student success coach.

Lisa Matthews with her sons on campus.
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Being a Student While Being a Parent

Hear the inspiring story of Ariel Ventura-Lazo—a student parent raising two children. His dedication to his children inspired him to succeed despite the odds against him.

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HBCU Adult Learner Initiative Kickoff Webinar

Lumina Foundation is partnering with five HBCUs in North Carolina to implement changes to remove institutional policy barriers and launch new or expand existing efforts to better support Black adult learners.

Jasmine Haywood, HBCU webinar.
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HBCU Perspectives: Leadership Perspectives and Priorities

National webinar from June 25, 2020 features 3 HBCU presidents who have led their institutions to improve student retention and completion rates.

President of Morgan State University
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