Homecomings, tailgating, and football, it’s time for college tours. For those that hope to attend an HBCU, this time of year can be extra special because no one does Homecomings better. Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions established before the Civil Rights Act to primarily serve the Black community. During segregation in the United States, the overwhelming majority of higher education institutions were predominantly white and completely disqualified or limited Black enrollment. Today HBCU welcome students of all races, but most maintain a majority Black student population.
Here are just a few that future students may visit, along with what not to miss in the area. Please note that all schools have individual tour requirements, so be sure to check those before you visit.
Starting from the North and moving South: