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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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Harris-Stowe State University

Harris-Stowe State University traces it's history back to 1857 founded in the St. Louis Public Schools as a Normal School. This is the first public teaching institution west of the Mississippi River. This institution only admitted white students. It was later named the Harris Teacher College after the first Superintendent of St. Louis Public School Systems. In 1890, the Sumner Normal School was open for only black students that wanted to become a teacher for elementary schools. This program was an extension of the Sumner High School. Then in 1920, Harris Teacher College became a four year institution offering the Bachelors of Art Degree in Education.

In 1924, the Sumner Teachers College became a four year institution and awarded Bachelors Degrees. In 1929, the Sumner Teachers College name was changed after Abolitionist and Novelist Harriet Beecher Stowe and it became Stowe Teachers College.

In 1954, the St. Louis Public School systems merged the two schools and drop the black college name and retained the Harris Teacher College name. The Alumni of Stowe Teachers College and the Community of St.Loui's for many years continue the out pour of responses to change the college name. In 1977. the St. Louis Public School System changed the college name to Harris-Stowe College. In 1979, the Missouri Legislature makes Harris-Stowe College part of the state pubic higher education system. The name was changes to Harris-Stowe State College. In 1993, the governor at that time was Mel Carnahan. He sign into law Bill 153 allowing Harris-Stowe State College to expand it's curriculum to Business Administration, Secondary Teachers Education, Biology, English, Mathematics and Social Studies. This college is still growing and the city of St.Loui's sold 18 acres to Harris-Stowe College for the price of 10 dollars in 1993. Anheuser-Busch School of Business started in 2005. August 25, 2005, the State of Missouri voted on giving Harris-Stowe State College university status and the name was changed to Harris-Stowe State University. Today, Harris-Stowe State University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and have collaborations with Webster University, the University of Missouri -St.Louis and Maryville University. This institution is preparing their students for the 21st century and beyond to make them competitive in today's world . This is a must see University.

Academia                                                                                                              Athletics
Anheuser-Busch School of Business                                                   Men Sports                     Women Sports
College of Arts and Sciences                                                              Basketball                       Basketball
College of Education                                                                         Baseball                           Softball
                                                                                                         Soccer                             Soccer

Harris-Stowe State University Home Page Link Below:
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Harris-Stowe State University
3026 Laclede Ave,
St Louis, MO 63103
Phone:(314) 340-3366

Admissions Link Below:

Harris-Stowe State University
Office of Admissions
3026 Laclede Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63103

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