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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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 Mississippi Valley State University

Mississippi Valley State University is the youngest HBCU in the country. The Mississippi State Legislature passed an act authorizing a new institution to be named Mississippi Vocational College in 1946. This institution was authorized by the State of Mississippi to hopefully keep blacks out of white Colleges and Universities. The forever growing of racial integration throughout the country was also reaching Mississippi. Adding another black institution would keep blacks out of white institutions was their plan. This institution that they were planning was only meant for blue collar and elementary teaching jobs.

The ground breaking for the school was on February 19, 1950. The first president of the college was Dr. James Herbert White. The college open in the summer of 1950. In the fall of 1950, the school open with 14 students and 7 faculty members. The school at that time offered a Bachelors of Science Degree in 14 majors. The school changed it's name to Mississippi Valley College in 1964. The school now offered Liberal Art, Science and Education degrees. On March 4, 1974, Governor William A. Waller signed into law university status upon Mississippi Valley. Changing it's name to Mississippi Valley State University. This is a growing but a thriving University and strong in academics. This is a must see university.

Academia:                                                                                                            Athletics
College of Arts and Sciences                                                            Men's Sports                   Women's Sports
College of Education                                                                       Baseball                           Softball
College of Professional Studies                                                        Basketball                        Basketball
                                                                                                      Cross Country                  Cross Country
                                                                                                      Golf                                  Golf
                                                                                                      Track and Field                 Track and Field
                                                                                                       Football                            Volleyball

MVSU Home Page Link Below:
MVSU Home Page

Mississippi Valley State University
14000 Highway 82 W.,
Itta Bena, MS 38941
662.254.9041 (Main Campus)

Admissions Link Below:

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
14000 Highway 82W #7222
Itta Bena, MS 38941-1400

Phone Number:
1.800.844.6885 (in state callers)
Fax: 662.254.3759

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