Why Choose an HBCU?

We believe Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) should be the first choice of college-bound Black Americans. HBCUs consistently outperform predominantly white institutions (PWIs) in student experience, affordability, and after college preparedness for Black students.

Better Experiences.
HBCUs provide students something they can't get anywhere else — a diverse & inclusive community of scholarship that celebrates the richness of the entire American experience. The 170+ 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 disadvantaged — and all in between.
Better Career.
Black HBCU grads are better prepared for life3 beyond college and more engaged at work than non-HBCU graduates. Black colleges continue to outperform non-HBCUs in graduating successful Black professionals4 in a number of fields including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Better Value.
Lower cost and less debt. The average cost of attending an HBCU is 27% less5 than a comparable predominantly white institution (PWI).

Better Life.
Black HBCU grads are more likely to be thriving in purpose and financial well-being6 than non-HBCU students.

"The evidence is clear, HBCUs provide a better experience for Black students — socially and academically."
Courtney Gray
Co-founder, HBCU First

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