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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!!!!!

    South Carolina State University Bulldog

South Carolina State University

Many say that South Carolina State University was established in 1896 by the act of the South Carolina General assembly. Actually, the South Carolina general Assembly acted before 1896. South Carolina State was really founded in 1872 when the South Carolina State Legislature assemble and created Normal, Industrial, Agriculture and Mechanical Institute as part of Claflin University. Then in 1896, the State Legislature decided to separate the two entities and the new institution open with 17 faculty members and over 760 students ranging from the ages of 4 to 40. The college couldn't really expand because the lack of state support. During the Great Depression, the institution was forced to close it's high school and after WWII the school was busting at the seams with class room shortages because of the GI bill. In the late 1940's, the state was still neglecting the school, so the NAACP step in and threaten to sue the state. In 1946, John Howard Wrighten III was refused admission into The University of South Carolina Law School because of the segregated laws. Mr. Wrighten, III, sued the state and won but the judge gave the white law school three chooses, admit Mr. Wrighten, build a black Law school or close down their law school. The state started to funnel more money into the school and in 1947 the state awarded the Colored Normal, Industrial, Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina a law school. So in 1947, The Colored Normal, Industrial, Agricultural and Mechanical College of South Carolina open it's doors to a new law school. In 1954, the school changed it's name to South Carolina State College. With much going on in the Civil Rates movement, the The University of South Carolina law school integrated in 1964. Because of black flight, South Carolina State College Law school closed it doors in 1966. On Feb. 8, 1968, 3 students were killed and 27 wounded by the SC State Police at a protest near a segregated Bowling Alley in Orangeburg, SC. Today, it is known as the Orangeburg Massacre. This didn't stop the college or its students. The student population increased and more building were build. In February of 1992, the school gained University status and the school name became South Carolina State University. This institution is known for its Mathematics, Education, Biology and Computer Information Science. This is a must see university.

Academia:                                                                                                                  Athletics
Honors College                                                                                       Men Sports                    Women Sports
College of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences                                Basketball                      Basketball
School of Graduate Studies                                                                     Track and Field             Track and field
College of Business & Applied Professional Sciences                                 Cross Country               Cross Country
College of Science, Mathematics & Engineering Technology                     Football                         Volleyball
                                                                                                               Tennis                            Tennis

SCSU Home Page:
Home Page

South Carolina State University
300 College Street NE,
Orangeburg, SC 29115
(803) 536-7000

Admissions Link:

Admissions, Recruitment & Scholarships
South Carolina State University
P.O. BOX 7127
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29117-0001
(803) 536-7186



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