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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 mind and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer. Choosing an institution is a very important decision and shouldn't be taken lightly. The majority of students and parents choose a school a lot of times because of financial reasons. Some choose because we don't want to be far from home. I hope you take this thought into consideration. Choose a school on the strength of it's ability to get you where you want to go in life. I say this because there is a prevailing thought that the ice is colder from someone else's refrigerator. This fallacy is further from the truth than people realize. Statistics show from the 2010 Department of Education that over 40 % of African Americans that received Bachelor Degrees came from HBCUs. Over 70% of African American Doctors and Dentist come from HBCU's. Over 50% of African American Engineers come from HBCUs. Now take this thought with you. HBCUs only make up only 3% of Colleges and Universities in this country. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. HBCUs give a sense of belonging, self pride and the thought of experimenting and failure is just a learning experience of something not to do again and try another approach to get the answer. The College Hour recognizes that HBCU's are not for everyone. If you are thinking about going to College, GO TO COLLEGE. It is one of the greatest experience that you will have in your life.

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


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Edward Waters College

Edward Waters began in 1866 as the Brown Theological Institute. Pastor, William G. Steward, ( first AME minister in Florida) named the institute. The institute was established for the newly freed slaves after the civil war. During the 1870's, the school was mostly closed from lack of funding. The school reopen in 1883 as the East Florida Conference High School and changed its name to the East Florida Scientific and Divinity High school. Over the next ten years the school started to get outside financial support and expanded it curriculum. In 1892 the school changed its name to Edward Waters College after the Third Bishop of the AME Church. Then in 1901, the college was destroyed in the largest urban fire in the Southeastern United States, The Great Jacksonville Fire. Three Years later, in 1904, the AME Church purchased their present day site. The school continued to grow and in 1955, Edward Waters College was accredited as a Junior College. By 1960, the school had started its four curriculum. In 1979, the school was fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). Edward Waters today has over 800 students and it is growing. Edward Waters College is the oldest HBCU in Florida. Despite its hard history, Edward Waters is grounded with a firm foundation of spirituality and academia.

Academic Programs:                                                                                                              Athletics
Biology                                                                                                                     Men Sports        Women Sports
Business Administration                                                                                            Baseball             Softball
Communications                                                                                                       Basketball          Basketball
Criminal Justice                                                                                                        Cross Country    Cross Country
Elementay Education                                                                                                 Track and Field Track and Field
Mathematics and Dual Engineering                                                                            Football             Volleyball
Music                                                                                                                         Golf                   Golf

1658 Kings Road,
Jacksonville, FL 32209-6199
(904) 470-8000

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