Historically black colleges and universities are a unique part of the American education system. The development of what are now known as historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) was a response to a particular people's struggle for respect, independence and freedom. Before the Civil War in the late 1800's, there were only 2 institutions of higher education for black students, and before 1964 black students were mostly excluded from higher education at predominantly white universities and colleges in the US. Today, there are over 100 historically black colleges and universities in about 20 different states, mostly in the southern and eastern parts of the country.
Admission to HBCUs--like all universities and colleges in the US--is not restricted to any one group of people, although many continue to implement programs focused on the needs of students who have had limited access to education. HBCUs welcome international applicants and offer many of the same undergraduate and graduate programs as other institution types, providing world-class teaching and research based on the principles of inclusiveness, scholarship, diversity, leadership and service.
For a truly unique US educational experience, consider one of the country's historically black colleges and universities.
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