We hope to support students interested in HBCU's by exposing them to HBCU Alumni and current students experiences. We also hope to provide students with more information on HBCU's. 

What is an HBCU?

HBCU stands for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

"HBCUs date back to the 19th century, when many offered Black students an opportunity for higher education. Today, HBCUs continue to serve a vital role in higher education."

"HBCU's were founded on the belief that every individual deserves access to a college or higher education. More specifically, the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended defines an HBCU as “any historically Black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary of Education.”' 

(Source: HBCU Lifestyle, https://hbculifestyle.com/hbcus-101-getting-started/, https://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/college-resource-center/hbcu-history-and-modern-importance/)

Why are HBCU's important? How do they differ from regular universities and colleges?

"HBCUs enroll low-income, first-generation and academically underprepared college students –precisely the students that the country most needs to obtain college degrees.  More than 75% of students at HBCUs rely on Pell Grants and nearly 13% rely on PLUS Loans to meet their college expenses.  HBCUs have 1/8 of the average size of endowments than historically white colleges and universities. Against these odds, HBCUs historically have provided an affordable education to millions of students of color, graduating the majority of America’s African American teachers, doctors, judges, engineers, and other scientific and technological professionals."

(Source: https://www.tmcf.org/about-us/member-schools/about-hbcus/)

How many HBCU's are there?

Where are HBCU's located?

Black Out Coalition offers a virtual HBCU map that locates all of the HBCU colleges/universities. Please click on the picture to visit the map. (Black Out Coalition, https://blackoutcoalition.org/hbcu-map/) 

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Name

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

Janel Ortiz

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

Janel Ortiz

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

Janel Ortiz

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

What is your field? Are you still in the field you started post-college? 

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Biology at a minority-serving institution in southern California. More specifically, I am a wildlife biologist but also a science education researcher. I study wildlife and how they use our urban spaces. I also study 

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