What is an HBCU?
HBCUs, or historically black colleges and universities, are institutions founded prior to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 for the explicit purpose of providing post-secondary education to blacks.
The overwhelming majority of predominantly white institutions barred blacks access to higher learning. According to Pew Research Center, nearly 300,000 students attended an HBCU in 2015 and 9% of black college students enrolled in an HBCU the same year. There are currently 101 HBCUs in the United States, primarily concentrated in the South.| | | Next → |