Explore resources to guide your HBCU selection process. Learn about the Common Black College Application for HBCU students.
By: Vanesha McGee, M.Ed.
Choosing a college can be a lengthy process for prospective students. Many options exist as you decide on a school that meets your needs, including historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs).
According to the Center for Minority Serving Institutions, there was a resurgence of interest in HBCUs in 2016. With a rise in racial tensions and a changing political climate, some students may have sought a more inclusive, safer environment.
A similar increase occurred at the start of the 2020-2021 school year. A surge in HBCU applications followed months of protests against racial injustice. These incidents highlighted, for many, the value of an HBCU education and the surrounding environment.
This guide provides resources to help you with the HBCU application process, including instructions for using the Common Black College Application.
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