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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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Alabama A&M University

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University is one of the few HBCUs that was founded and it’s First President was an African American (Ex-Slave). William Hooper Councill (lawyer and editor) was appionted in 1875 by the Alabama Legislature as the Principal of the State Colored Normal School of Huntsville, which is known today as Alabama A&M University. William Hooper Councill Founded, Organized and Taught at the State Colored Normal School of Huntsville. The school open its doors May 1, 1875 with $1000 appropriated to the school from the Alabama Legislature. In 1878 the appropriation was increased to $4000. The Morrill Act of of 1890 provided additional funds to the school. The school added Engineering and Agricultural studies to its curriculum.

In 1896, the school’s name was changed to State Agricultural and Mechanical for Negroes and it was moved to Normal, Alabama. In 1919 the school became a junior college and was named State Agricultural and Mechanical Institute for Negroes. By 1939 the Institute was given permission to give Senior Level courses. January 17, 1948 the school was renamed Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical College. The school received full accreditation in December of 1963. June 26, 1969 the school became a university and was named as we know it today Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, Alabama A&M University.

Academia                                                                                                                       Athletics
College of Agriculture, Life and Natural Sciences                                      Men Sports                      Women Sports
College of Business and Public Affairs                                                       Baseball                            Softball
College of Education, Humanities and Behavorial Science                          Basketball                        Basketball
College of Engineering, Technology, and Physical Science                          Tennis                              Tennis
Graduate Studies                                                                                      Track and Field                Track and Field
                                                                                                                 Football                           Volleyball
                                                                                                                 Golf                                  Soccer
                                                                                                                                                         Cross Country

AAMU Home Page link Below:
AAMU Home Page

Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
4900 Meridian St N,
Huntsville, AL 35811
Phone: (256) 372-5000

Admission Link Below:

AAMU Office of Admissions
P. O. Box 908
Normal, Alabama 35762
Office: 256.372.5245
Fax: 256.372.5249
Toll Free: 1.800.533.0816


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