Why Choose an HBCU?
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
consistently outperform non-HBCUs in student experience
, and after college preparedness
for Black students.Student Experience
HBCUs provide students something they can't get anywhere else — a diverse & inclusive community of scholarship that celebrates the richness of the entire
The 180+ years of success by HBCUs is driven by a visceral promise of support1
to all students. HBCUs offer a safe and nurturing environment for everyone2
— Black, White, Asian, Latinx — the wealthy, the less advantaged — and all in between.Affordability
Lower cost and less debt. According to the UNCF Fact Sheet, the average cost of attending an HBCU is 27% less5
than a comparable predominantly white institution (PWI).After College Preparedness
Studies show that Black HBCU graduates are generally better prepared for life3
beyond college and more engaged at work than non-HBCU graduates.
Additionally, Black HBCU grads are more likely to be thriving in purpose and financial well-being6
than non-HBCU students.
Black colleges continue to outperform non-HBCUs in graduating successful Black professionals4
in a number of fields including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.