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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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Clark Atlanta University

Clark Atlanta University is a merger of two HBCU's that was done in 1988. Clark College was founded in 1869 and Atlanta University was founded in 1865. Clark College was founded in 1869 as Clark University by the Freedmen's Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church now called the United Methodist Church. Clark College was named after Bishop Davis W. Clark. Who was the first president of the Freemen's Aid Society. Clark College had its first classes in the Clark Chapel, 1869 in Atlanta, Ga. In 1871, the school was officially charted by the State of Georgia as Clark University. The school had changed locations several times before settling to present location in 1880 acquiring 450 acres in South Atlanta. In 1883 the school established a department named after Dr. Elijah H. Gammon. This became known as the Gammon School of Theology. In 1888, it became a independent Theological Learning Center. Now it is apart of the Interdenominational Theological Center. The Clark campus and student body continued to grow and in 1930 Clark College joined the Atlanta University System. In 1998, the two boards agreed to merge, Clark College and the Atlanta Univrsity. Today it is called Clark Atlanta University. The school is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. (SACS).

Atlanta University was founded in 1865 by the American Missionary Association. The Freedmen's Bureau also provided financial assistance in the beginning to sustain the university. Atlanta University is the oldest HBCU graduate school. In 1870, Atlanta University was awarding bachelors degrees in teaching, and librarians. In 1929-1930 Atlanta University was awarding graduate degrees in Liberal Arts, Social and Natural Sciences. Later it added Library Science in 1941, School of Education in 1944 and the School of Business Administration 1946. In 1957, Clark College, Morehouse, Spelman, Morris Brown and the Gammon Theological Seminary ratified new Articles of Affiliation and The Atlanta University System became the Atlanta University Center. Atlanta University has had a strong influences through out the years in the Civil Rights Movement, NAACP and journals and magazines, with WEB Dubois, Ralph Abernathy and many more that has pass through the doors of Atlanta University. Clark Atlanta is still a force to be reckon with and still stands strong today. If you are in the Atlanta, Ga, area you must visit this great institution.

Academia                                                                                                                        Athletics
School of Arts and Sciences                                                                         Men Sports                   Women Sports
School of Business                                                                                       Baseball                         Softball
School of Education                                                                                    Basketball                      Basketball
School of Social Work                                                                                 Cross Country                Cross Country
                                                                                                                  Track and Field              Track and Field
                                                                                                                  Football                          Volleyball

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Clark Atlanta University
223 James P. Brawley Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
Phone: (404) 880-8000

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