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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 minds and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer in different areas. Choosing an institution because you live in that state or is close to home is not for growth and spreading your people base (network). When you go to a state school, the majority of these people come from the that state or even from your same school district. When you leave the state or region you are in different pool of people and learn different things and meet people from different parts of the country and even different parts of the world. Public versus a Private Institution is another consideration. Public or State Schools (financed by the state) are much cheaper than Private Schools. Even the out of state tuition at Public Schools are cheaper than most Private Schools. Private schools have their benefits too. These institutions have a very close connection to their students. These institution have a strong alumni base. They have close ties to other universities for graduate and professional schools once your student graduates from one of these institutions. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. Private institutions also have different pool of people than state schools. They each have their advantages. No matter what you decide, we are telling you, go to college.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!


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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

The University Of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is the oldest HBCU in Arkansas and the second oldest oldest Public Institution in Arkansas. This institution was founded in 1873 as the Branch Normal College (Education Department) as part of the Arkansas Industrial University( University of Arkansas, Fayetteville). It operated separately duly because of segregation. The Branch Normal College became a land grant college in 1890 under the 1890 Morrill Land grant Act. The Morrill Land Grant Act required States which did not open their doors their land grant instructions to all races must establish a separate Land Grant for each race. The Arkansas Legislature in 1921 changed the schools name to the Arkansas Agricultural and Mechanic College. The changed didn't take place until 1927 when the school officially changed it's name and severed all ties with its white institutional parent. The Governor appointed a separate board of trustees but the school never really received the financial support of its white counterpart schools. Despite the states inadequate funding of the institution, the school continued to grow. The institution received its accreditation in 1950 from the Northern Association of Colleges and Schools. The school added more departments for liberal arts and sciences to meet the needs of its students. In 1971, the state legislature ordered the institution to merge with University of Arkansas. The community files a law suit but lost in the circuit courts of appeals. The merger was completed July1, 1972 and the name was changed to University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. No matter what kind of challenges this institution has faced, it is still here and it's here to stay. This is a beautiful campus with a new football stadium. The UAPB Golden Lions are the SWAC champions in Football for 2012-2013. This is a must see school. It has an attendance over 3100 students. This is a Division I school in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Let's take a Look at the University as it stand today:

Academia                                                                                                                                   Athletics
School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences                                                   Men Sports         Women Sports
School of Arts and Sciences                                                                                         Basketball            Basketball
School of Business and Management                                                                           Cross Country      Cross Country
School of Education                                                                                                    Track and Field   Track and Field
Honors College                                                                                                            Baseball               Softball
University College                                                                                                       Tennis                  Tennis
                                                                                                                                  Football                Soccer
                                                                                                                                  Golf                      Volleyball


UAPB | 1200 North University Drive | Pine Bluff, AR 71601 | 870-575-8000 |

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