For Kamia, choosing an HBCU was all about the family feels. At Bethune-Cookman, she’s carrying on the legacy of her own family and becoming a part of an academic one.
Aariella K. Houston attends not one but two HBCUs. She talks about why she avoided PWIs and opted for HBCUs, which offered her more support and a chance to earn a dual degree.
Having come from a majority-white high school, Grace Jackson wanted a college where she could immerse herself in a legacy of Black excellence. She found Tuskegee University.
Dawn Belton wanted to honor the tradition of HBCUs by enrolling in one. The Bowie State sophomore is pursuing a degree in theatre arts.
The college search left Keeyon Woodward feeling uninspired—until he found an HBCU that ticked off all his criteria.
Navigating the college landscape is tough, even tougher if you’re a first-gen student. But with ample support from her partner and advisors, Keyoni is on her way to transferring from a two-year to four-year college and earning her law degree.
Mia Coates may have chosen WWSU for its cheer program, but the caring professors and supportive study body really make her experience at an HBCU worthwhile.
A vibrant college campus, connections for life, elevated academic support and affordability—check them all off your list when you enroll at an HBCU.
As first-generation college student, Isabel Dueñas-Ponce is not only encountering many of the typical FGCS challenges, such as finding a balance between school and home life, she’s pushing past a medical issue to pursue her dream of becoming a nurse.