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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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University of Maryland/Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore had its origin on September 13, 1886. Initiated under the auspices of the Delaware Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, the Delaware Conference Academy was established in Princess Anne on that date with nine students and one faculty. It was initially known as the Industrial Branch of Morgan State College but it was still under the influences of the Methodist Episcopal church. It was called the Princess Anne Academy. By the end of school year of 1887 the school had 37 students. Because of the extension of the Morrill Land Grant Act of 1890 and African Americans were not admitted to the Maryland State Agricultural College at College Park (University of Maryland, College Park) then the state had to make college education accessible for African Americans and one of their chooses were the Princess Anne Academy and changed it's name to Maryland State Agricultural College for Negroes in 1894. In 1919, the state took full control and changed it's name to the Eastern Shore Branch of the Maryland State Agricultural College. In 1926, the state of Maryland made Maryland State Agricultural College it's administrative agency. Like many other HBCUs that are state run the institution had a lack of funding until law suites starting appearing to the state for integration of its colleges and universities. Then state funding starting to increase and HBCUs in the state of Maryland started to have an increase of enrollment and better buildings. When the pressure stop about suing the state for integration then the funding decreased dramatically and almost closed down the school. In 1948, the University of Maryland made Eastern Shore of the Maryland State Agricultural College a Division of the University of Maryland and renamed it Maryland State College. On July 1, 1970, the University of Maryland changed it's name again to attract white students to the college to University of Maryland, Eastern Shore. The University now has over 600 acres, 28 major buildings and 41 other units. Today the University offers not only a well-constructed and varied academic program, but a beautiful campus. This is a must see University.

Academia:                                                                                                            Athletics
School of the Arts and Professions                                                   Men's Sports                   Women's Sports
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions                                     Basketball                        Basketball
School of Business and Technology                                                   Baseball                           Softball
School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences                                     Cross Country                  Cross Country
School of Graduate Studies                                                              Track and Field                Track and Field
                                                                                                        Tennis                              Tennis
                                                                                                        Golf                                  Bowling

UMES Home Page Link Below:
UMES Home Page    

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Princess Anne, MD 21853
(410) 651-2200

Office of Admissions and Recruitment
1 Backbone Road
Princess Anne, MD 21853
Phone: (410) 651- 8410           


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