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California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee Pathway to
Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Our program guarantees admission
to 39 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Acceptance of completed transfer-level community college courses
A free single application for up to four participating partner HBCU institutions
A simplified transfer process
Priority consideration for housing when application submitted by the posted deadline
Consideration for transfer scholarships if you have a 3.2 or higher grade point average (based on funding availability)
What's the biggest benefit of attending an HBCU?
Definitely that one-on-one time. You get an opportunity to really express yourself to these teachers… It’s a certain feeling at a black college… They want to see you succeed. You realize you’re a lot smarter than you thought.
- Charles Keys, Tuskegee University
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Who is Welcome
HBCUs were established primarily to serve the higher education needs of the Black community, however, they are open to students of all ethnicities. Most HBCUs are located in the South and on the East Coast. Thye award bachelor’s degrees in many fields and many award master and doctorate degrees.
What is an HBCU?
There are just over 100 HBCUs recognized by the US Dept. of Education that include public, private, denominational, liberal arts, land-grant, independent university systems, single-gender serving, researched-based that award Bachelor’s Degrees, Graduate/Masters/Professional Degrees, and Doctoral Degrees offering competitive tuition rates.
The majority of classes at HBCUs are smaller and are taught by professors rather than teaching assistants, in a nurturing and supportive environment.
HBCU Success By the Numbers
Black Professional who Attended an HBCU:
40% of Members of Congress
12.5% of CEOs
40% of Engineers
50% of Professors at Non-HBCUs Institutions
50% of Lawyers
80% of Judges