HBCU Apps are on the Rise
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are seeing a rise in popularity, applications and funding. In fact, about one-third of HBCUs have experienced record increases in applications and enrollment over the past three years, according to the Rutgers Center For Minority Serving Institutions.
Here are a few reasons why:
- Notable alumni, such as Kamala Harris, are sharing their stories.
- Organizations, like the HBCU Museum, are educating young people about the history and value HBCUs offer.
- Students of Color are seeking the inclusivity found at HBCUs that they can’t as easily find at predominately white institutions of higher education.
- The Beyoncé Effect has shined a spotlight on HBCUs through the Homecoming Scholars Award Program and the Peloton partnership with Spelman College.
- Community colleges are initiating Guarantee Transfer Agreements with HBCUs.
- Social justice movements, like Black Lives Matter, led to large donations for HBCUs.
- An increase in STEM focus has brought funding and student interest.
If you are interested in learning more about an HBCU as a post-Cannon option please talk with your college counselor!