Student's Guide to HBCU Graduate Programs
Why These Historic Institutions are a Great Bet for Grad School
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been a mainstay of higher education since well before the Civil War, when they were often the only educational opportunities available for students of color.
In 1965, Congress recognized HBCUs as "...any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association." Though these important schools were attended by almost exclusively black students during the early years of their existence, today students of all backgrounds take advantage of the excellent education offered through HBCUs.