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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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        Stillman College

Stillman College origins began before the civil war. A group of white Presbyterians in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, First Presbyterian Church started a sunday school for negroes and later evolved into the Salem Presbyterian Church, now named the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church. In 1870, the First Presbyterian Church minister Charles Allen Stillman sent a letter to the General assembly of the Presbyterian Church to propose a training school for Black Ministers. In 1876, the general assembly authorized the seminary and the school open in the fall of 1876. It was open as the Tuscaloosa Institute. The school grew to 15 students by 1893. In 1895, the Tuscaloosa Institute chartered the state of Alabama as a legal corporation as the Stillman Institute in 1895. The school changed its name to Stillman Institute. In 1898, the school purchased the former Cochrane Plantation south of Tuscaloosa. In 1899, Stillman Institute open its doors to female students and added a secondary school. In 1927, the school open as a junior college. The school suffered greatly during the Great Depression years almost closing it doors. Superintendent Ashel Jackson didn't receive pay for a year and raised food on the college grounds and sold them to the public to raise money to keep the school open. The school survived the depression and in 1937 the school was accredited as a junior college. In 1948, the school became a 4 year institution and changed its name to Stillman College. It graduated it first four year students with Bachelors degrees in 1951. In 1953, Stillman College was accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). The 1950's and 1960's Stillman College was in the midst of the Civil Rights movement and survived Black flight of African American students going to white colleges1970's, 1980's and the 1990's. It has grown and stands strong today. Stillman College has a strong Alumni and it supports it's community. This is a must see college.

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

Stillman College Home Page Link Below:
Stillman's College Home Page   

Stillman College
3601 Stillman Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Phone:(205) 349-4240

Admissions Link Below:
Admissions

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