What You Need to Know About HBCUs
Emily Richmond, Education Writers Association
While only 3 percent of the nation’s undergraduates attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), the institutions produce almost 20 percent of the nation’s Black college graduates. And they contribute 25 percent of Black STEM graduates, as well as countless doctors, lawyers, and political leaders.
HBCUs are making these important contributions despite a long and ugly history of underfunding. And while they may be getting fresh attention amid big-dollar donations lately, HBCUs need more than money to thrive, experts say.