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Historically Black Colleges and Universities

About HBCUs

  • Most historically Black colleges and universities were established after 1865.
  • Today there are 101 HBCUs. 
  • HBCUs comprise 9% of four-year institutions.
  • HBCUs enroll, on average, 24% of all black undergraduates pursuing a bachelor’s degree.
  • HBCUs award, on average, 26% of all black bachelor’s degrees.
  • HBCUs award, on average, 32% of STEM degrees earned by black students.
  • HBCUs graduate 46% of black women who earned degrees in STEM disciplines between 1995 – 2004.
  • 14 HBCU engineering schools confer most engineering degrees awarded annually to African American students.

About Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)

  • Founded in 1987.
  • Awarded more than $300 million in such assistance to its students and member schools.
  • TMCF is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black college community.
  • TMCF member schools include the publicly supported historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and predominantly Black institutions (PBIs).
  • Publicly supported HBCUs enroll more than 80% of all students attending HBCUs.
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About UNCF

  • Since its founding in 1944, UNCF has raised more than $5 billion and helped more than 500,000 students attend college, graduate and become leaders.
  • Each year UNCF enables more than 60,000 students to attend its 37 member historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
  • UNCF awards more than 10,000 scholarships worth $100 million.
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