Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have a rich legacy of building leaders who go on to vastly impact the fields of law, business, politics, science, education, entertainment, art, engineering and sports. The presence of HBCUs is felt all over the world! These institutions have served as an essential foundation to the growth and development of many individuals, helping to shape all communities.
- While HBCUs account for only 3% of the nation’s colleges and universities, they account for about 20% of the degrees awarded to African Americans.
- Over half of all African-American professionals are HBCU graduates.
- In 2015-16, HBCUs granted 14% of all Bachelor’s Degrees conferred to African-Americans, 6% of all Master’s Degrees, and 11% of all Doctorates.
- HBCUs produce 19% of undergraduate science graduates and 20% of black undergraduate engineering graduates.
- 40% of African-Americans receiving four-year degrees from HBCUs are in STEM areas.
- HBCUs graduate 50% of African-American teaching professionals.
- Among African-Americans, 80% of judges graduated from an HBCU.
- HBCUs produce 70% of all black dentists and doctors, 50 % of Black engineers and public
school teachers, and 35% of Black lawyers.
- HBCUs boasts an excess of $10.2 billion positive impact on the nation’s economy.
2020 Scholarship Winner
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