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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 minds and look at a lot these institutions because they all have a lot to offer in different areas. Choosing an institution because you live in that state or is close to home is not for growth and spreading your people base (network). When you go to a state school, the majority of these people come from the that state or even from your same school district. When you leave the state or region you are in different pool of people and learn different things and meet people from different parts of the country and even different parts of the world. Public versus a Private Institution is another consideration. Public or State Schools (financed by the state) are much cheaper than Private Schools. Even the out of state tuition at Public Schools are cheaper than most Private Schools. Private schools have their benefits too. These institutions have a very close connections to their students. These institution have a strong alumni base. They have close ties to other universities for graduate and professional schools once your student graduates from one of these institutions. These institutions also have close ties to corporations and foundations for employment and for raising capital for their endowment and working capital. Private institutions also have different pool of people than state schools. They each have their advantages. No matter what you decide, we are telling you, go to college.

But, if you decide to go to college, go to a HBCU!!!!!


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Howard University

Howard University has been labeled the Black Harvard and the Capstone of Negro Education because of its high level of education and it playing a central role in African-American History. Dating back to 1866 is the conceptualization of Howard as a theological school . This idea was expanded into a University March 2, 1867 as the chartered date for Howard University. This was enacted by Congress and signed by President Andrew Johnson. The university was named after General Oliver O. Howard who is the founder of the school and was also the Commissioner of the Freedmen Bureau.

In Howard's early years the Freedmen's Bureau was the main source of financial support. Howard was dedicated in giving African Americans a high quality of education. This institution was unlike any other institution in making sure that their student were taught what they needed to make a living for themselves and to improve the conditions of the race. In two years after Howard was chartered. Howard started its Law School. They were dedicated in graduating professionals and not just for the ministry. In 1872, Charlotte Ray. a white student is the first woman graduate to graduate from Howard. She is the first woman to be admitted to the District of Columbia Bar. In 1879, Congress approved a special appropriations for the university. In 1928, this was amended to authorize an annual federal appropriation for construction, development, improvements and to maintenance of the University.

Howard's first African America President assumed office in 1926. His name was Mordecia Wyatt Johnson. A graduate from another HBCU, Morehouse College, class of 1911. Mordecai gathered the greatest African American minds of that time at Howard University. Charles Drew, Allan Locke, Kelly Miller, Ralph Bunche, Charles Hamilton Houston and Dorothy Porter. Howard students were activist starting in the early 1920's with sit-ins and demonstrations in DC. The students are the reason for Modecia Johnson being the first African American President of Howard. When Mordecai Johnson took over as President of Howard University they had a budget of $700,000, 1600 students and none of the colleges were accredited. In 1960, when Mordecai resigned as Howard's president. Howard had a budget of 8 million dollars, 6,000 students, 10 schools and colleges, and all of the colleges and schools were fully accredited and the addition of 20 new buildings. Dr. Mordecai also brought in graduate and doctoral degrees in 1955. Dr. Mordecai Wyatt Johnson was Howard's president for 34 years and was succeeded by Dr. James Nabrit. Dr Nabrit is also a graduate of a HBCU, Morehouse College, class of 1923. Dr. Nabrit was the Secretary and the Dean of the Law school before assuming the presidency of Howard. Howard has a rich tradition, a long history in the civil rights movement, and academia that ranks with any college in America. Politicians, Movie Stars, Rappers, R&B singers, Theologians, and great activist have come from Howard. Howard's alumni reads like the who who of America and of the world. If you're ever in the DC, Maryland, or the Virginia area this is a must stop and arrange for a campus tour. You will not be disappointed.

Lets take a look at Howard today:

Academia Schools:                                                                                                      Athletics
College of Arts and Sciences                                                                   Men Sports                   Women Sports
School of Business                                                                                  Basketball                       Basketball
School of Communications                                                                     Cross Country                 Cross Country
School of Education                                                                               Soccer                             Soccer
College of Engineering, Architecture                                                      Tennis                             Tennis
and Computer Sciences                                                                          Baseball                           Softball
School of Divinity                                                                                  Swimming and Diving      Swimming and Diving
College of Nursing & Allied Health Sciences                                           Track and Field               Track and Field
School of Social Work                                                                            Football                           Lacrosse

Professional Schools and Colleges 
College of Pharmacy
College of Dentistry  
School of Law
College of Medicine

Graduate Studies                            

Below is the link to the Howard University Home Page:
HU Home Page 

Below is the Link to the HU Admission Page:
HU Admission Page

Address and Telephone Number to HU:
2400 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
  (202) 806-6100  

Office of Admission
2400 Sixth Street, NW, Suite 111
         Washington, DC 20059 
Toll Free: 1-800-822-6363
Phone: (202) 806-2763 or (202) 806-2755
      Fax: (202) 806-4465
Contact Office of Admissions                

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