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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!!!!!



   St. Augustine's University

St. Augustine’s College is a private, four-year coeducational liberal arts college located in Raleigh, North Carolina. St. Augustine’s was founded in 1867, making it one of the oldest historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) in the United States. Located 10 blocks east of the State Capital, Saint Augustine's Normal School was founded in 1867, an outgrowth of Christian missionary work by northerners in the Reconstruction-era South. It established Raleigh as a center of educational opportunity for freedmen and over the years has graduated many of the region's most accomplished African Americans.

Affiliated with the Episcopal Church Saint Augustine's began as a normal school with a technical and trade-related program and subsequently adopted a liberal arts curriculum. The church further extended its mission by establishing St. Agnes Hospital and Training School for Nurses, to provide medical care for and by African Americans. Historically, the school also has served as an anchor of the predominantly black neighborhoods of Idlewild and University Park, which flank it.

The evolving nature of the school is reflected in its varied architecture. The campus' earliest buildings are clustered around a central, landscaped oval and near Oakwood Avenue, which runs east to west past the school. Saint Augustine's Chapel (1895) was constructed of stone in the Gothic style; the Romanesque Benson Library building (1896), which is now part of Taylor Hall (1902), and St. Agnes Hospital (1909) were also built from stone. The Hunter, Delany and Cheshire buildings, dating from the early 20th century, were constructed of brick in the Classical Revival style. While contemporary buildings of the school's outer grounds provide a modernist contrast, the campus core remains a tangible bequest from Saint Augustine's pioneering beginnings. Saint Augustine's Chapel and St. Agnes Hospital are designated Raleigh Historic Landmarks.

The name changed from Saint Augustine's Normal School to Saint Augustine’s School in 1893 and to Saint Augustine’s Junior University in 1919, the first year in which postsecondary instruction was offered. The school became a four-year institution in 1927 and in 1928 was renamed Saint Augustine's College. Baccalaureate degrees were first awarded in 1931. August 1, 2012 Saint Augustine's College became Saint Augustine's University.

Saint Augustine's University was the nation’s first historically black university to have its own on-campus commercial radio and television stations (WAUG-AM 750, WAUG-TV 68, and Time Warner cable channel 10). It is also the only school in the Raleigh/Durham area to offer a degree in film production.

This a small but powerful University. Take the time to visit St. Augustine University. This is a must see University.

Academia:                                                                                                                Athletics
Division of Business                                                                           Men's Sports                     Women's Sports
Division of Liberal Arts and Education                                              Baseball                             Softball
School of Sciences, Mathematics and Engineering                              Basketball                          Basketball
School of Social and Behavioral Sciences                                            Cross Country                   Cross Country
Division of Extended Studies                                                              Football                             Volleyball
                                                                                                         Track and Field                  Track and Field

St.Augustine's Home Page Link Below:
St. Augustine's Home Page

Saint Augustine's University
1315 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610-2298

St. Augustine's Admissions Link Below:

Office of Admissions
1315 Oakwood Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610-2298
Tel : 1.800.948.1126
E-mail :
Office Hours: 8:00AM - 5:00PM M-F


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