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The College Hour is doing something different. We are not going to put HBCU's by states, region or in alphabetical order. We are hoping that you stretch your minds and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer in different areas. Choosing an institution because you live in that state or is close to home is not for growth and spreading your people base (network). When you go to a state school, the majority of these people come from the that state or even from your same school district. When you leave the state or region you are in different pool of people and learn different things and meet people from different parts of the country and even different parts of the world. Public versus a Private Institution is another consideration. Public or State Schools (financed by the state) are much cheaper than Private Schools. Even the out of state tuition at Public Schools are cheaper than most Private Schools. Private schools have their benefits too. These institutions have a very close connection to their students. These institution have a strong alumni base. They have close ties to other universities for graduate and professional schools once your student graduates from one of these institutions. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. Private institutions also have different pool of people than state schools. They each have their advantages. No matter what you decide, we are telling you, go to college.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!


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Morehouse College

Morehouse transforms Boys into Men, Renaissance Men, Business Men, Doctors, Lawyers, and Leaders. This Institution has been known to help men that have very little education and transform their way of thinking, self-respect, their attitudes on life and reaching their full potential. Morehouse College is one of three remaining all Male colleges in America. Morehouse is the only all male institution for African American young men that want a college education.

Morehouse College was initially know as the Augusta Theological Institute that started on February 14, 1867 in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church, in Augusta Georgia. Springfield Baptist Church is the oldest Independent African American church in America. This Institution was founded by Reverend William Jefferson White and supported by Reverend Richard C. Coulter (a former slave). The financial support came from the American Baptist Home Mission in it's developing years. In 1879, Reverend Frank Quarles, invited Augusta Theological Institute to move to Atlanta and move the school to the basement of Friendship Baptist Church. The Augusta Theological Institute moved to Atlanta and changed it's name to the Atlanta Baptist Seminary. In 1885, the school moved to its current site in Atlanta's West End Community under it's second President Samuel T. Graves. In 1897, the school changed it name to Atlanta Baptist College. In 1906, a new era with a new start with an appointment of Morehouse's first African American President by the name Dr. John Hope. Dr. Hope is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brown University. Dr. Hope instituted the intellectual climate and rigorous training to Morehuose. In 1913, Atlanta Baptist College name was changed to Morehouse College. In honor of Henry L. Morehouse the Secretary of the Northern Baptist Home Mission Society. Mr. Morehouse organized support from John Rockefeller for Morehouse and Northern Baptist Home Mission Society.

In 1940, the sixth President appointed was Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays. Dr. Mays was nationally recognized educator. Being a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bates College and The University of Chicago. Dr Mays wanted to bring the same standards to Morehouse. During his tenure as president at Morehouse, he increased the number of professors with PhD's from 2 to 34 out of 65 professors. Morehouse received full accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1957. He increased the enrollment of students and international students. The college became internationally known. He brought the Morehouse Mystique to the college. Dr. Mays also initiated the process to have a Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Morehouse. It took the college 14 years to establish a chapter but even tough Dr,Mays wasn't the president at that time his vision and hard work became reality in 1968. Morehouse is one of four HBCU's that have a Phi Beta Kappa Chapter (Howard University, Fisk University, and Spelman College).

Morehouse has grown and has even gotten more recognition over the years. It's alumni list reads the who's who of national and world renown men. This institution Alumni comes back for graduation and freshmen orientation. Some Alumni come back and give classes and seminars to give students first hand experience. When these young men graduate from Morehouse they are called a Morehouse Man. In essence from it's history, Morehouse makes Morehouse men but they also make Legends.

Academia Schools and Divisions:                                                                                            Athletics
Division of Business Administration & Economics                                                                Men Sports
Division of Humanities & Social Sciences                                                                                Baseball
Division of Science & Mathematics                                                                                        Basketball
                                                                                                                                          Cross Country
                                                                                                                                         Track and Field

Morehouse College
830 Westview Drive, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 681-2800

Link to Morehouse Home Page:
Home Page

Office of Admissions
830 Westview Drive S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30314
T (404) 215-2632
F (404) 572-3668

Link to Morehouse Admissions:
Admissions Page


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