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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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Claflin University

Claflin University began as an idea in 1866 in Charleston, SC, when the Baker Biblical Institute was founded. Alfonso Webster was chosen to be the Head Minister of the Baker Biblical Institute to teach freemen to become educated ministers. In 1869, The Minister from Vermont, received a charter from the State of South Carolina to become the first and the oldest HBCU in South Carolina. Claflin University charter is the first charter that is known in South Carolina that forbids discrimination of any kind for students, faculty and staff positions. In 1870's, the Baker Biblical Institute merged with Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. Claflin University is named after the Massachusetts Governor, William Claflin and his Father, Lee Claflin. They provided the majority of the financial support to purchase the campus. In March 12, 1872, the South Carolina General Assembly designated the South Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical Institute as part of Claflin University. The Campus took over the former Orangeburg Female Academy. In 1879, the university had it first college graduate. Believed to be Robert Charles Bates, the first certified African American architect. He also designed many of the buildings in the 1890's for Claflin. The school continued to grow and in 1896, the South Carolina General Assembly decided to separate Claflin University and South Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical Institute. South Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical Institute went on to become South Carolina State University. The institution continued to grow and in 1948 the university was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. This institution is mild and mannered like Clark Kent but it is really a Super University. This institution has developed into one of the most prestigious universities in the US. It ranks along with Harvard, Yale, Morehouse Spelman, Rice and FAMU. You must put this on the list of universities to visit.

Academia                                                                                                          Athletics
School of Business                                                                         Men Sports                   Women Sports
School of Education                                                                      Baseball                         Softball
School of Humanities and Social Sciences                                      Basketball                      Basketball
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics                                 Cross Country                Cross Country
Honors College                                                                             Track and Field              Volleyball

Claflin University Home Page Below:
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Claflin University
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburd, SC 29115

Admission Link Bleow:

Claflin University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
400 Magnolia Street
Orangeburg, SC 29115
Phone: 1 803 535 5382
Fax Number: (803)535-5385


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