Amiah Dugas, Writer/Reporter

Historically black colleges and universities are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community.

The first black owned and operated HBCU ( Wilberforce University) was established in Ohio. Wilberforce University was founded in 1856 by the Cincinnati Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church to provide classical education and teacher training for black youth.

Here are some benefits of attending an HBCU:

  • Student Experience. HBCU”s provide students with something they can’t get anywhere else-a diverse, welcoming student body and a unique learning experience.
  • Affordability. Lower cost and less debt.
  • After College Preparedness.
  • Supportive Campus Environment.

HBCU’s are predominantly attended by the black community but are widely known to all races who may be interested.