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About HBCU First

We believe Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) should be the First choice of college-bound Black youth. Our sole mission is to help underrepresented youth lead our nation forward — economically and socially.

So in 2019, HBCU First did two things to support the journey of our future leaders:
1) Established the nation’s leading resource (HBCUfirst.com) for HBCU information
2) Launched America's first & only national HBCU Exploratory Program

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our commitment to Fairness, Agility, Collaboration, and Service (FACS) guides how we work, and who we work with. HBCU First promises youth of color, and those who support them, a greater sense of purpose and a clear view of how we all fit into the world.
Fairness: We believe facts, context, and details matter. We strive to get it right by producing fair-minded, research-based work.


Agility: We take an iterative approach to developing our programs & resources, and actively seek input from students, partners, and supporters.


Collaboration: We believe in the power of synergy and seek to form & grow productive relationships with all who are in (and for) the HBCU community.


Service: We lead by best supporting those we serve. We pursue our mission with a consistent sense of urgency and patriotism.

Help underrepresented youth lead America forward.