Being a part of the “Legacy” ... Why
your child should attend a Historically Black School:
Experts in their chosen field
Over half of all African American professionals are graduates of HBCUs.
Nine of the top ten colleges that graduate the most African Americans
who go on to earn Ph.D.s are HBCUs.
More than 50% of the nation’s African American public school
teachers and 70% of African American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs.
UNCF members Spelman College and Bennett College produce over half
of the nation’s African American female doctorates in all science
As ranked by Black Enterprise in 2003, seven of the top ten “Top
Colleges and Universities for African Americans,” including the
top six, were HBCUs.
HBCU Xavier University is #1 nationally in placing African-Americans
into medical school.
The first Time Magazine/ Princeton Review College of the Year, Florida
A&M University, is an HBCU. It is the #1 producer of African Americans
with baccalaureate degrees.
Tuskeegee University is the only college ever to be designated a
national historic site by the U.S. Congress.
The June 3, 2004 issue of
Black Issues in Higher Education shows how HBCUs dominate the upper echelon
in terms of numbers of African American graduates per school for the 2002-2003
Seven of the top eight producers of African-American baccalaureates
overall were HBCUs, including #1 Florida A&M University and #2 Howard
Eight of the top eleven producers of African American baccalaureates
in agriculture, agriculture operations and related sciences were HBCUs,
including #1 Tennessee State University and #3 Tuskegee University.
Sixteen of the top 21 producers of African American baccalaureates
in biological and biomedical sciences were HBCUs, including the entire
top six (Xavier University of LA (#1), Hampton University (#2), Howard
University (#3), Morgan State University (#4), Jackson State University
(#5) and Tennessee State University (#6).
Six of the top ten producers of African American baccalaureates in
education were HBCUs, including #1 Alabama State University.
Seven of the top eleven producers of African American baccalaureates
in engineering were HBCUs, including #1 North Carolina A&T State
The top three producers of African American baccalaureates in health
professions (#1 Southern University and A&M College, #2 Florida
A&M University and #3 Howard University) were HBCUs.
Eight of the top nine producers of African American baccalaureates
in mathematics and statistics were HBCUs: #1 Morehouse College, #2 South
Carolina State University #3 Alabama State University, #3 Spelman College,
#5Southern University and A&M College, #6 Tennessee StateUnversity,
#7 Hampton University and #9 Howard University.
The twelve top producers of African American baccalaureates in the
physical sciences, including #1 Xavier University of Louisiana, were
Three of the top five producers of African American baccalaureates
in psychology were HBCUs: #1 Florida A&M University, #3 Hampton
University and #5 Howard University.
Grambling University Coach Eddie Robinson was named the college football
coach with the most wins.
Almost half of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus attended
The proof of the power of
an HBCU is in the success of its graduates. Consider the following prominent
HBCU alumni and attendees:
Ed Bradley, award winning 60 Minutes correspondent (Cheyney State)
Keith Clinkscales, former CEO of Vanguard Media (Florida A&M
Alvin J. Boutte- founder and CEO of Indecorp, the largest Black-owned
financial institution in the U.S. (Xavier)
Althea Gibson, first African American woman to win Wimbledon, U.S.
Open and the French Open
Booker T. Washington, noted educator (Hampton)
The Honorable Barbara Jordan, legislator (Texas Southern)
The Honorable Kwame Kilpatrick- youngest mayor of Detroit (Florida