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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!!!!!


  Xaxier University Seal

    Xavier University

Xavier University was founded as a High School in 1915 by Sister Katherine Drexel and the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Sister Katherine Drexel is the daughter of the banker and financier Francis Drexel. Sister Katherine Drexel established a high school that was previously occupied by Southern University. Xavier University is the only HBCU that is associated with the Roman Catholic Church. In 1917, the high school became a two year teaching college. Xavier became a 4 year institution in 1925 and graduated it's first candidates with a bachelors degree in 1927. In 1933, Sister Drexel bought and developed land at the corner of Palmetto and Pine Streets. This where the Xavier University resides today. In 1937, graduate studies began at the University. Since 1937, the school has grown by leaps and bounds. Students come from 40 different states and 20 different countries. Xavier University is one of two schools that have a College of Pharmacy. Xavier is a national leader placing African Americans in Medical School. This institution is a leader in sciences for African Americans. Do not leave out Xavier University to visit. This is definitely a must see University.

Academia:                                                                                                                          Athletics
College of Arts and Sciences                                                                        Men's Sports                        Women's Sports
College of Pharmacy                                                                                   Basketball                             Basketball
Division of Education and Counseling                                                         Cross Country                       Cross Country
                                                                                                                   Tennis                                   Tennis
                                                                                                                   Track and Field                     Track and Field

Xavier University Home Page Link Below:
XU Home Page

Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125

Admission Link Below:

Office of Admissions
Xavier University of Louisiana
1 Drexel Drive
New Orleans, LA 70125

Phone: 504-520-7388
Toll Free 1-877-XAVIERU
Fax: 504-520-7941


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