Howard University, historically Black university founded in 1867 in Washington, D.C., and named for General Oliver Otis Howard, head of the post-Civil War Freedmen’s Bureau, who influenced Congress to appropriate funds for the school.
What is the #1 HBCU in the country?
HBCU Rankings 2021: Here is the list of Top 25 Black Colleges
|4||Tuskegee University||Tuskegee, AL|
|3||Xavier University of Louisiana||New Orleans, LA|
|2||Howard University||Washington, DC|
|1||Spelman College||Atlanta, GA|
Do you have to be black to go to a historically black college?
Although HBCUs were originally founded to educate black students, their diversity has increased over time. In 2015, students who were either white, Hispanic, Asian or Pacific Islander, or Native American made up 22% of total enrollment at HBCUs, compared with 15% in 1976.