Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) consistently outperform non-HBCUs in student experience, affordability, and after college preparedness for Black students.
HBCUs provide students something they can’t get anywhere else — a diverse & inclusive community of scholarship that celebrates the richness of the entire American experience.
The 180+ years of success by HBCUs is driven by a visceral promise of support to all students. HBCUs offer a safe and nurturing environment for everyone — Black, White, Asian, Latinx — the wealthy, the less advantaged — and all in between.
Lower cost and less debt. According to the UNCF Fact Sheet, the average cost of attending an HBCU is 27% less than a comparable predominantly white institution (PWI).
After College Preparedness
Studies show that Black HBCU graduates are generally better prepared for life beyond college and more engaged at work than non-HBCU graduates.
Additionally, Black HBCU grads are more likely to be thriving in purpose and financial well-being than non-HBCU students. Black colleges continue to outperform non-HBCUs in graduating successful Black professionals in a number of fields including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.