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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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Wilberforce University

Wilberforce University has a vast religious and community history. Wilberforce is named after the famous abolitionist William Wilberforce. Wilberforce is not only the 2nd oldest African American Institutions. It is the oldest private African American institution. It is the oldest African America Institution that was conceived by African American organization, The African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The idea which gave rise to this institution dates back 22 years earlier. "The efforts culminated eventually in the projections of Union Seminary by the Ohio Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in 1844 and of Wilberforce University by the Cincinnati Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1853." On October 31, 1855 an agent was assigned to negotiate for the purchase of the Tawana Springs, near Xenia, Ohio. The land was purchase for the university site on May 24, 1856. The articles of corporation in the name of Wilberforce University was filed and executed on August 30, 1856. The school remained open until the civil war began and closed it doors from 1861 until March 10, 1863.
On March 10,1863, Bishop D.A. Payne of the AME church bought Wilberforce out right from the Methodist Episcopal Church and an additional 52 acres for 10,000 dollars. Wilborforce reopened on July3, 1863 with 12 students thus making Bishop Payne, the first African American President of an University. The Civil War ending, the school began adding buildings. By the 1867 school year Wilberforce had 58 students. By 1887 the State of Ohio started funding their Normal and Industrial department and set up their own board of trustees to govern over the finances for this department. In 1941 this department went from a two year to a four year department. In 1947 this department legally separated from Wilberforce and became The College of Education and Industrial Arts at Wilberforce, 1951 Central State College and in 1965 became Central State University. Thus making Wilberforce the mother so to speak of Central State University.

Wilberforce University is the first college in America to have a Army officer to teach military history and tactics by a Federal Grant. Their first instructor was Lt. Charles Young. Lt. Charles Young is the Third African American to graduate from the Military Academy (West Point). Note the Famous Academia taught at Wilberforce, W.E.B. Dubois, William Scarborough, Richard R. Wright, Jr.,. Some of their building are listed with the National Registrar of Historical places. Wilberforce is deeply rooted in the African History and the struggle of its people. This institution prepares their students for the struggles of today but teaches them road to success for tomorrow.

Undergraduate Departments
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