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Why HBCU’s Matter

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) have stood as educational pillars, beacons of opportunity and living institutional reminders of African American achievement. with over 100 HBCU in the United States they have seen an increase by 57% in 2022 (according to the National Center of Education Statistics).

South Carolina State University, North Carolina A&T University, Prairie View A&M University and Howard University have seen a spike in enrollment, Diverse reported.

Virginia State University has welcomed its largest group of incoming students in fall 2022, the largest in more than 30 years. More than 1,700 new students, a 550-student increase over 2021. Meanwhile, non-HBCU colleges have seen a decrease of 1.1% of undergraduate students between fall of 2021-2022.

Clearly, HBCUs are important to the students that attend them. One

of the main reasons I chose an HBCU was for student experience, affordability and after college preparedness to be better prepared for life beyond college.

What do you think the future for HBCUs will be?

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