What are HBCUs?

Joan Isaac MohrJoan Isaac Mohr
Vice President and Dean of Admissions

Quinnipiac University
HBCUs are Historically Black Colleges and Universities. There are 105 schools in 22 states. They can either be a community college or a four-year college. Some are public, some are private. They were established before 1964 with the mission of serving the black community, and African American students currently make up a portion of their enrollment. You can learn more by searching the Web and learning more about the specific list of institutions.

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