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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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North Carolina A&T University

The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, also known as North Carolina A & T, is a land-grant university that began in 1890. The school is located in Greensboro, North Carolina and sits on 200 acres plus a 600 acre university farm. In 1890, Congress decided that there needed to be a separate school for the colored race. A year later on March 9, The Agricultural and Mechanical College for the Colored Race came into existence. The school also shared roots with Shaw University until Dr. Dewitt C. Benbow and Charles H. Moore of Greensboro, NC donated 11,000 dollars and 14 acres. The donation was more than enough to help the General Assembly’s decision to call Greensboro, NC the school’s new home. Upon opening, females were allowed to enroll in the school all the way until 1901. There was a halt for female enrollment but they were allowed to enroll again in 1928. In 1915, it became the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina thanks to state legislators. The school’s history coincides with the Civil Rights movement as well. Four brave North Carolina A & T students arose on February 1, 1960 to sit-in at Woolworth’s in Greensboro, NC. Ezell Blair (Jibreel Khazan), Joseph McNeil, Franklin McCain, and David Richmond were known as the Four A & T and put their school on the map in the Civil Rights Movement. Woolworth’s was integrated in June of that same year due to these students’ heroic actions. By 1967 the school had earned university status. Just two years later, the university was assaulted by the National Guard. Although it was described as a massive assault, North Carolina A & T pushed on. In 1972, they became a constituent university of the University of North Carolina. North Carolina A & T now describes itself as a public, doctoral/research university that “offers degrees at the baccalaureate, masters and doctoral levels and has a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of academic disciplines.” There are more than 10,000 students assisted by over 2,000 employees. The University’s colleges and schools include: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Engineering, School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences, School of Business and Economics, School of Education, School of Graduate Studies, School of Nursing, School of Technology, and The Joint School of Nano science and Nano engineering. North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. It is also considered the largest publicly funded historically black college in the state of North Carolina.

Written by Jasmine L. Rucker
(Philander Smith College)

Academia                                                                                                     Athletics
College of Arts and Science                                                      Men Sports                    Women Sports
College of Engineering                                                             Basketball                       Basketball
School of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences                   Cross Country                 Cross Country
School of Business and Economics                                            Track and Field               Track and Field
School of Education                                                                 Baseball                           Softball
The Graduate School                                                               Football                           Volleyball
School of Nursing                                                                                                            Swimming
School of Technology                                                                                                       Tennis
The Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering                                                        Swimming

NCA&T Home page Link Below:
NCA&T Home Page

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State Univesity
1601 E Market St.
Greensboro, NC 27411
(336) 334-7500

Admissions Link Below:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
North Carolina A&T State University
Webb Hall
1601 E. Market St.
Greensboro, N.C. 27411
(336) 334-7946


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