Historically Black | The Right Fit, 8

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Historically black colleges and universities are schools with origins at the time when African-American students were systematically denied access to most other academic institutions in this country. These schools were founded before 1964 with the intent of serving black students. While times have changed and schools no longer segregate races, these schools provide a unique opportunity for African-American students to experience an academic community in which they're part of the majority.

There are over 100 historically black colleges in the US today---these include public, private, two-year, four-year, community colleges, and specialty schools such as medical institutes. Most were established after the Civil War, but there are a handful with antebellum origins.


P.S. For a list of the top historically black colleges in the US, click here.

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