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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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Jarvis Christian College

Jarvis Christian College was founded in 1912, Hawkins, TX. It is the only higher learning institution that remains of the 12 schools that was founded by the Disciples of Christ, The Christian Church. The school was modeled after the Southern Christian Institute out of Edwards, Mississippi. The school open it's doors in January of 1913 with 12 students. In 1904, the Negro Disciples of Christ raised 1000 dollars and the Christian Woman's Board of Missions contributed $10,000 more. In 1910, Ida Van Zandt Jarvis and her husband Maj. James Jones Jarvis, deeded 456 acres to the Christian Woman's Board of Missions to "keep up and maintain a school for the elevation and education of the Negro which school there shall be efficient religious and industrial training."

In 1912 construction began which was mostly done by the Southern Christian Institute graduates,Thomas Buchanan Frost and Charles Albert Berry. Buchanan became the first Superintendent and Berry became the first Principal. The schools first President arrived in 1914, James Nelson Ervin, Berry and Buchanan, all three were African Americans. Mr. Ervin was from Johnson City, Tennessee and he was known as the Booker T. Washington of Texas. He lead the school until 1938. Jarvis was the only high school in that area until 1937. In 1927,the school start offering Junior College classes and in 1928, the school was incorporated as a college. Senior college courses were offered starting in 1937 and the high school was discontinued in 1938. In 1939, the college was granted a charted from the state of Texas. In 1950, the college was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). In 1964, the school became affiliated with Texas Christian University which was ended in 1976. In 1969, Jarvis Christian College was approved by the Texas Education Agency for Teachers Education. In the 1940's, oil was discovered on the Jarvis Christian College property. The proceeds went to the United Christian Missionary Society because the deed was never transferred t the college. All lands and property were officially transferred to the college in 1981. The school today has over 1000 acres and the campus sits on 243 acres. This institution has an outstanding science program that has relationships with Veterinary Schools, Medical Schools and Dental Schools. This is a must see college.

Academia                                                                                                                     Athletics:
Division of Business                                                                                 Men Sports                      Women Sports
Division of Art and Sciences                                                                    Cross Country                   Cross Country
                                                                                                               Basketball                         Basketball

Jarvis Christian College Home Page Link Below:
JCC Home Page

Jarvis Christian College
P.O. Box 1470
Hawkins, TX 75765
(903) 730-4890

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