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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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  Grambling State University

Grambling State University is an example of what African American Men can do if they pull their resources together and work as a unit. This institution is a result of ideas, organization and a determine desired to have something greater than themselves.

Grambling State University opened on November 1, 1901 as the Colored Industrial and Agricultural School. It was founded by the North Louisiana Colored Agriculture Relief Association, organized in 1896 by a group of African-American farmers who wanted to organize and operate a school for African Americans in their region of the state.This organization was led by Lafayette Richmond.

In response to the Association’s request for assistance, Tuskegee Institute’s Booker T. Washington sent Charles P. Adams to help the group organize an industrial school. Adams became its founding president.

In 1905, the school moved to its present location and was renamed the North Louisiana Agricultural and Industrial School. By 1928, after becoming a state junior college and being renamed the Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute, the school began to award two-year professional certificates and diplomas. In 1936, the curriculum emphasis shifted to rural teacher education; students were able to receive professional teaching certificates after completing a third academic year. The first baccalaureate degree was awarded in 1944, in elementary education.

In 1946, the school became Grambling College, named after P.G. Grambling, the white sawmill owner who had donated the parcel of land where the school was constructed. In addition to elementary educators, Grambling prepared secondary teachers and added curricula in sciences, liberal arts and business, transforming the college from a single purpose institution of teacher education into a multipurpose college. In 1949, the college earned its first accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

In 1974, the addition of graduate programs in early childhood and elementary education gave the school a new status and a new name – Grambling State University. The university expanded and prospered between 1977 and 2000. Several new academic programs were incorporated and new facilities were added to the 384-acre campus, including a business and computer science building, school of nursing, student services building, stadium, stadium support facility and an intramural sports center.

The school has a long tradition in football. Grambling and the SWAC pioneered African Americans into the American Football League before it merged with the NFL. Grambling is one of the reasons that African Americans have so much success in sports in helping breaking the racial barrier in Football. It didn't hurt having one of the greatest Football Coaches of all time, Eddie Robinson.

This institution has a great history and a fantastic alumni. This is a must see university.

Academia:                                                                                                                   Athletics
College of Arts and Sciences                                                                   Men's Sports                   Women's Sports
College of Business                                                                                 Baseball                             Softball
College of Education                                                                              Basketball                        Basketball
College of Professional Studies                                                               Cross Country                  Cross Country
School of Graduate Studies                                                                    Football                           Volleyball
                                                                                                              Track and Field               Track and Field
                                                                                                                                                      Tennis
                                                                                                                                                       Bowling
                                                                                                                                                       Soccer

GSU Home Page Link Below:
GSU Home Page

Grambling State University
403 Main Street
Grambling, Louisiana 71245
Phone: 318.247.3811
Toll Free: 800.569.4714

GSU Admissions Link Below:
Admissions

Office of Admissions
403 Main Street – Box 4200
Grambling, LA 71245
318-274-6183 (Office)
318-274-3292 (Fax)
888-863-3655 (Toll Free)
admissions@gram.edu

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