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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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Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

In April of 1854, a Presbyterian minister by the name of John Miller Dickey, along with his wife, Sarah Emlen Cresson decided that African Americans needed a chance at higher education. They founded Ashmun Institute. The name came from a religious, social reformer; Jehudi Ashmun. This school is a part of world and African American history because it was the very first school in the entire world to provide education in the arts and sciences for African American youth. It is also a member-school of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.

Lincoln was and still is surrounded by greatness. They are proud of their teaching staff due to the many leaders and role models they’ve graduated. Some of its alumni include, among the most notable of whom are: Langston Hughes, '29, world-acclaimed poet; Thurgood Marshall, '30, first African-American Justice of the US Supreme Court; Hildrus A. Poindexter, '24, internationally known authority on tropical diseases; Roscoe Lee Browne, '46, author and widely acclaimed actor of stage and screen; Jacqueline Allen, '74, judge for the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia; and Eric C. Webb, '91, author, poet and editor-in-chief of Souls of People.

Lincoln expanded their greatness to international levels as well. They have had people such as: Nnamdi Azikiwe, '30, Nigeria's first president; Kwame Nkrumah, '39, first president of Ghana; Rev. James Robinson, '35, founder of Crossroads Africa, which served as the model for the Peace Corps; and Sibusio Nkomo, Ph.D., '81, chairperson, National Policy Institute of South Africa.

Lincoln graduated approximately 20 percent of the Black physicians and more than 10 percent of the Black attorneys in the United States for the first hundred years its doors opened. The Lincoln University helped support the important civil rights case of Brown v. Board of Education as well.In 1972 Lincoln University formally associated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a state-related institution.

As of 2013, the University changed its name and brand to The Lincoln University to stop any confusion with other schools and to put emphasis on it being the world’s HBCU. The Lincoln University provides a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate core curriculum and select graduate programs to prepare students of every race and nationality. This is a must see university. Please place this institution on your list to contact and visit.

Written By: Jasmine Rucker: Philander Smith College

Academia:                                                                                                                                      Athletics
School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics                                                            Men's Sports                     Women's Sports
School of Social Sciences & Behavioral Studies                                                          Baseball                             Softball
School of Humanities and Extended Studies                                                              Basketball                          Basketball
                                                                                                                                 Cross Country                   Cross Country
                                                                                                                                 Football                             Volleyball
                                                                                                                                 Track and Field                 Track and Field

LU Home Page Link Below:
LU Home Page

Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352
(484) 365-8000

Lincoln University Admission Link Below:

Lincoln University
Office of Admissions/ Director of Admissions: Germel Clarke
MSC 147, PO. Box 179
1570 Baltimore Pike
Lincoln University, PA 19352-0999

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