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Black Studies

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Thurgood Marshall College Fund-History of HBCUs
A history of HBCUs, from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) is the nation’s largest organization exclusively representing the Black College Community.

White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities
The Initiative shall work closely with the Executive Office of the President on key Administration priorities related to advancing educational equity, excellence, and economic opportunity through HBCUs, in partnership with HBCU leaders, representatives, students, and alumni.

Historically Black Colleges & Universities-California Community College
The objective of the California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Program is the development of transfer pathways that will facilitate a smooth transition for students from all of the California Community Colleges to partnered HBCUs. These pathways will simplify the transfer process and reduce students’ need to take unnecessary courses, thereby shortening the time to degree completion and saving student costs.  

Common Black College Application
The Common Black College Application allows students to apply to all 61 member HBCUs, and specify their top four choices.

Data on HBCUs-National Center for Education Statistics 
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) is the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education. They are independent and non-partisan. Their mission is to provide scientific evidence on which to ground education practice and policy and to share this information in formats that are useful and accessible to educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and the public. This is their factsheet on HBCUs.

The Facts on HBCUs: Top 10 Facts about Historically Black Colleges and Universities-The Century Foundation

The Century Foundation is a progressive, independent think tank that conducts research, develops solutions, and drives policy change to make people’s lives better. They pursue economic, racial, gender, and disability equity in education, health care, and work, and promote U.S. foreign policy that fosters international cooperation, peace, and security.