I saw this list online and had to share the quantifiable markers that point to the success of HBCUs and the people who matriculate through its halls. HBCUs are as necessary and relevant today as they were with the founding of the first HBCU in Cheyney, PA in 1837.
- While HBCUs account for only 3% of the nation’s colleges and universities, they account for about 20% of the degrees awarded to African Americans.
- Over half of all African-American professionals are HBCU graduates.
- In 2015-16, HBCUs granted 14% of all Bachelor’s Degrees conferred to African-Americans, 6% of all Master’s Degrees, and 11% of all Doctorates.
- HBCUs produce 19% of undergraduate science graduates and 20.1 percent of black undergraduate engineering graduates.
- Forty percent of African Americans receiving four-year degrees from HBCUs are in STEM areas.
- Twenty-four percent of all Ph.D.s earned each year by African Americans are conferred by twenty-four (24) HBCUs.
- HBCUs graduate 50% of African-American teaching professionals.
- Among African-Americans, 80% of judges graduated from an HBCU.
- Seventy percent of African-American dentists earned degrees at HBCUs and 44.2% earned their dental degrees from an HBCU dental school.
- HBCUs produce 70 percent of all black dentists and doctors, 50 percent of black engineers and public school teachers, and 35 percent of black lawyers.
- HBCUs boasts an excess of $10.2 billion positive impact on the nation’s economy
And if you don’t know, now you know…
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