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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!!!!!



  Southwestern Christian College

In 1948, three men, J. S. Winston (1906-2002), R. N. Hogan (1902-1997), and Levi Kennedy (1899-1970), established the Southern Bible Institute in Fort Worth, Texas with 45 students. In 1950 it moved into buildings that had previously housed Texas Military College and was renamed Southwestern Christian College. Although initially designed as an institution of higher learning for blacks during the period of segregation, the college has always been open to anyone interested in pursuing an education beyond the high school level. Enrollment grew steadily from the original forty-five students who attended in 1948 to more than 200 by the early 1970s. During that time the junior college expanded its campus and facilities. A fund-raising drive in 1967 initiated the construction of a new gymnasium, a girls' dormitory, and an additional wing to the educational building. By the mid-1970s the twenty-five-acre campus housed fifteen buildings. The institution was elevated to a four-year college. Southwestern Christian College became accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in 1973, and is currently accredited to award Associate and Bachelor level degrees. This college is located about 30 miles east of Dallas. You can have the small school experience but close to a metropolitan city. You can get either an associates or bachelors degrees at SWCC. This is a must see college.

Academia:                                                                                                                  Athletics
Associate of Arts                                                                                    Men's Sports                 Women Sports
Associate of Science                                                                                Basketball                     Basketball
Religious Studies-Bachelor of Science                                                      Track and Field            Track and Field

SWCC Home Page Link Below:
SWCC Home Page

Southwestern Christian College
200 Bowser Cir
Terrell, TX 75160
(972) 524-3341

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