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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!!!!!


University of the Distrct of Columbia Logo   UDC Mascot

University of the District of Columbia

University of District of Columbia is the only public institution of Higher Learning in DC. Myrtilla Miner founded the Normal School for Colored Girls in 1851. In 1879, the Miner Normal School joined the Washington D. C, Public school system. In 1873, The Washington Normal School was established for white girls. The school was renamed after the first superintendent, James O. Wilson to the Wilson Normal School in 1893.

In 1929, both schools were turned into four year institutions by an act of congress. The Miners Normal School became the Miners Teachers College and the Wilson Normal School became the Wilson Teachers College. Then came Brown vs The Topeka Board of Education in 1954 and that landmark decision change the the two schools and congress acted and merged the two schools and named the new school District of Columbia Teachers College.

President Kennedy appointed the Chase Commission in 1963 to see the educational needs of the people of DC. They came up with two more institutions that were needed in Washington, D. C., Federal City College and the Washington Technical Institute. Washington Technical Institute was accredited in 1971, and Federal City College was accredited in 1974 by the Middle States Associations of Colleges and Schools (MACS). The Washingtonians wanted a comprehensive school. In 1974, District of Columbia Teachers college and the Federal City College were placed under the same president. The City Council passed law 1-36 and consolidated all three schools. In May of 1976, began the new District of Columbia Teachers College. The announcement was made August 1, 1977 that Federal City College, Washington Technical Institute and District of Columbia Teachers College are under one administration called the University of District of Columbia. The board appointed Lisle Carleton Carter, Jr., as the president of the University. Under President Carter, 1977, they developed the school into School and Colleges, and a Law School. The University of the District of Columbia has now over 5,000 students and still a growing. If you're ever in the DC area stop by and see this university.

Academia                                                                                                                                         Athletics
College of Agriculture. Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences                    Men Sports                    Women Sports
College of Arts and Sciences                                                                                          Basketball                      Basketball
School of Business and Public Administration                                                               Lacrosse                         Lacrosse
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences                                                                  Tennis                            Tennis
Community College                                                                                                       Soccer                            Cross Country
David A. Clarke School of Law                                                                                                                            Track and field

UDC Home Page Link Below:
UDC Home Page

University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20008

Admissions Link Below:

Office of Recruitment and Admissions
Building 39, A Level
Phone: 202.274.6110
Fax: 202.274.5552


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