Making The Case

Historically Black Colleges and Universities were founded in the early 19th century to provide educational opportunities to Black Americans, who for generations sustained great inequalities including the pursuit of a college education.

Did you know that 75 percent of Black people with doctorate degrees earned their undergrad degree from an HBCU?

Here are some impressive, but often unknown, facts and statistics about HBCUs, according to the U.S. Department of Education.