Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) account for only 20% of African-American college students and yet 40% of engineering degrees earned by African-Americans are earned at HBCUs. “Similarly, of the to 21 undergraduate producers of African American science PhDs, 17 were HBCUs.”

Geographic reference: United States
Year: 2010
Market size: 105 HBCUs serving over 300,000 under graduates and graduate students.
Source: Muhammad, Jesse, “Despite Critics, HBCUs Still Relevant,” The Charlotte Post, February 19, 2011, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Original Source: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report “The Educational Effectiveness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.” The Department of Education provides a list of HBCUs here.


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