Why Attend a HBCU?
College should be an experience that not only involves learning, but also encompasses self-discovery and self-actualization. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) provide a nurturing, supportive environment that affirms, empowers and positively reinforces students to confidently and successfully pursue their life and purpose both professionally and personally after graduation.
According to an ongoing Gallup-Purdue University study, graduates of HBCUs, “Black graduates of historically black colleges and universities are significantly more likely to have felt supported while in college and to be thriving afterwards than are their black peers who graduated from predominantly white institutions.”
Post-graduate Job Placement
When Fortune 500 companies seek diverse prospective employees, they first and foremost look to HBCUs as a prime-recruiting destination. Graduates of HBCUs annually are placed at some of the most prestigious companies in the world including, but not limited to, Goldman Sacs, Apple, Amazon, Nike, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Accenture, and many others.
Become a Part of a Robust Global Network
HBCUs attract gifted and talented young men and women to their campuses from around the globe. Attending an HBCU will provide an opportunity to connect to and establish important lifelong relationships. Members of the HBCU student and alumni network are not only bonded by shared experiences, but are also encouraged to support each other long after graduation.
The Unique HBCU Experience
The college experience should rank among the best periods of a person’s life. HBCUs provide a special opportunity to enjoy a set of traditions and dynamic experiences that are unique to each campus. From New Student Orientation, homecomings, Greek life, sports and spirit events, attending an HBCU offers a wide spectrum of both educational and social engagement opportunities.