Annandale Campus Recognizes Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) during Black History Month
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) were established to serve the educational needs of black Americans. Today, HBCUs fulfill the educational goals far beyond those initially set.
HBCUs have played an historical role in enhancing equal educational opportunity for all students.
- More than 80 percent of all black Americans who received degrees in medicine and dentistry were trained at the two traditionally black institutions of medicine and dentistry--Howard University and Meharry Medical College. (Today, these institutions still account for 19.7 percent of degrees awarded in medicine and dentistry to black students.)
- HBCUs have provided undergraduate training for three fourths of all black persons holding a doctorate degree; three fourths of all black officers in the armed forces; and four fifths of all black federal judges.
- HBCUs are leading institutions in awarding baccalaureate degrees to black students in the life sciences, physical sciences mathematics, and engineering.
- HBCUs continue to rank high in terms of the proportion of graduates who pursue and complete graduate and professional training.
- Fifty (50) percent of black faculty in traditionally white research universities received their bachelor's degrees at an HBCU.
HBCU graduates include: Mary McLeod Bethune, educator and founder of Bethune Cookman College; Charles Drew, physician and medical researcher; W.E.B. DuBois, sociologist, educator, and co-founder of the NMCP; Patricia Harris, former Secretary, U.S. Departments of Health, Education, and Welfare and Housing and Urban Development; Martin Luther King, Jr., recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; Christa McAuliffe, first educator in space; Kenneth B. Clark, psychologist; Thurgood Marshall, Supreme Court Justice; Leontyne Price, world renowned opera soprano; Louis Sullivan, Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and many black political leaders.
Check out some of the HBCU's in our area!
Upcoming Transfer Visits
Virginia State University
Transfer Admissions Visit
When: Monday, February 13, 2011 (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Where: Career & Transfer Center (CA Building, Room 105)
How: Did you know that Virginia State University is ranked in the Top 100 "Best Regional Universities (South)" by U.S. News and World Report. It is a Historically Black College in the heart of Richmond, and has rolling admission with an application deadline of July 31, 2012 for Fall 2012. Come learn more about the transfer opportunities to VSU!