Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) include public and private, two-year and four-year colleges and universities that were established prior to 1964 for the primary purpose of educating African-Americans who were prohibited from attending predominantly white institutions of higher education.
The majority of HBCUs are located in the Southeastern states, the District of Columbia, and the Virgin Islands. HBCUs comprise 3 percent of U.S. institutions of higher education, yet they enroll 16 percent of all African-American students in higher education and award 24 percent of all baccalaureate degrees earned by African-Americans nationwide.
National Association For Equal Opportunity In Higher Education (NAFEO)
An online resource to help students and their families select a historically black college or university, apply for admission, and plan to finance higher education. The Web site also includes college and career planning tools.
List of HBCUs: List of colleges and universities included in the HBCUMentor Web site.