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What Are HBCUs?

HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Learn a little more about these important schools here!

Joan Isaac MohrJoan Isaac Mohr
Vice President and Dean of Admissions

Quinnipiac University
HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities. There are currently 107 HBCUs across the US (three are currently closed, and three are not accredited). According to the US Department of Labor, over 228,000 students are enrolled in HBCUs. They can be either two-year community colleges or four-year colleges or universities. Some schools are public (51) and some are private (56). HBCUs were established before 1964 with the mission of serving the Black community. Black students make up a portion of HBCU enrollment, and HBCUs currently enroll 20% of all Black undergraduates. You can learn more by searching the web and viewing the specific list of institutions.

Learn more about HBCUs on CollegeXpress by reading our Spotlight on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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