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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!!!!!



          Livingstone College

Livingstoen College was founded in 1879 as the Zion Wesley Institute in Concord, North Carolina. A year alter the school started teaching classes in secondary education. In 1882, the school was closed in Concord, North Carolina and moved to Salisbury, North Carolina.

Under the leadership of Bishop James Walker Hood, it operated for two terms, from 1879 to 1880 and from 1880 to 1881. Bishop Hood had been instrumental in nurturing Joseph Charles Price, who had been a student in his wife's Sunday school in New Bern, North Carolina. During a trip to England, the Reverend Dr. Price raised $10,000 and in 1882, was elected to the presidency of what had developed into Zion Wesley College. The neighboring citizens of Salisbury contributed $1,000 to the college and extended an invitation to the trustees to relocate to their community. The trustees accepted the invitation and purchased 40 acres of land and a house located in the Old Delta Grove, thereby accommodating future growth and development of the institution.

In 1887, at the advice of Price and by an 1887 Act of the North Carolina Legislature, the name Zion Wesley College was changed to Livingstone College in honor of David Livingstone, British Christian missionary, philanthropist, and African explorer.

Livingstone is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and offers bachelor’s degrees in business, education, liberal arts, and mathematics and science. Livingstone also offers a course of study in the Hood Theology Seminary for professional training for ministry, leading to a Master of Divinity or a Master of Religious Education degree. Livingstone College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degrees. Currently, the college has an enrollment of just under 1200 students from 23 states, the District of Columbia and 8 foreign countries. The campus rests on 272 beautiful acres. This is a must see College.

Academia:                                                                                                                            Athletics
Division of Business                                                                                         Men's Sports                  Women's Sports
Division of Education                                                                                      Basketball                       Basketball
Division of Liberal Arts                                                                                   Cross Country                 Cross Country
Divison of Mathematics and Science                                                                 Foootball                        Volleyball
                                                                                                                        Golf                                Softball
                                                                                                                        Track and Field              Track and Field

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Livingstone College
701 West Monroe Street
Salisbury, NC 28144

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