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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 fro 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!!!!!

Wiley College


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Wiley College

Wiley College was founded in 1873 by the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was named after their famous Bishop and Medical Missionary Isiah Wiley. Wiley is the first HBCU west of the Mississippi. This Dynamic Institution is located 2 miles west of Marshall, TX. Wiley started just south of Marshall with 2 frame buildings. Then in 1880, the founders of the college found 55 wooded acres for sale that was closer to Marshall. This is the present day site of Wiley College. Reverend Isiah B, Scott was the 6th and the first black president of Wiley College from 1893-1896. The Seventh and the longest tenure of Wiley presidents is Matthew Winfred Dogan, Sr., from 1896 to 1942. Mr. Dogan was only 33 as he became president of Wiley College. President Dogan was in peril as soon as he took office with 5 out his 6 buildings burned to the ground. He saw this as a opportunity to build bigger and better buildings. Wiley College received numerous donations to build brick building including a large donation from Andrew Carnegie to build the Andre Carnegie Library. Even though there was migration of African americans flooding into northern cities for better opportunities and getting away from the jim crow south. Wiley College continue to thrive and grow. Academically there wasn't a better place to be if you were African American and west of the Mississippi. Wiley's Debate team is well documented. What most African Americans didn't know about Wiley it is the first HBCU that "was recognized in 1933 as an “A” class college by the Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools of the southern states. This marked the first time any Black school had ever been rated by the same agency and standards as other universities. " Today Wiley is building upon that tradition of excellence. Wiley is of 18 HBCUs that hold specialized accreditation for it's Business School, Accreditation Council For Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). This institution not only knows the struggles of the past but gives it's students and alumni the road map for success in the near and distant future. This College is still growing and making connections with other institutions for Graduate and Professional schools for it's students. Wiley is no longer affiliated with Methodist Episcopal Church is now affiliated with the United Methodist Episcopal Church. Wiley is here to stay!!!!!

Wiley College Divisions:                                                                                                            Athletics
Division of Business and Technology                                                                       Men Sports                   Women Sports
Division of Education                                                                                             Baseball                         Volleyball
Division of General Education & Special Studies                                                    Track and Field              Track and Field
Division of Science                                                                                                 Basketball                       Basketball
Division of Social Science and Humanities                                                              Soccer                             Soccer
                                                                                                                             Cross Country

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