California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee Pathway to
Historically Black Colleges & Universities
Our team is here to help you whether you are just beginning to explore your transfer pathway options or have made plans to attend one of our partner HBCUs, by streamlining your degree completion at a leading institution.
We have the tools you need to support your students on their pathways to transferring from your California Community College to one of our partner HBCUs.
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
Improve Your Future
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
We are dedicated to your success.
How we work:
Our staff is available to provide support and assistance to students, staff, counselors, and faculty for all 116 California Community College Campuses. We have teams in northern and southern California that are available to attend on-campus events such as transfer fairs, conduct workshops, and a number of other services.
To schedule a presentation or workshop please contact our office.
Meet the HBCU Transfer Guarantee Pathway Staff:
Helen Young - Project Director |
Dr. Arynn Auzout-Settle - Partnership Relations Coordinator |
Dr. Karen McCord - Northern California Regional Coordinator |
Myko Campbell - Event Coordinator |
Markisha Richardson - Outreach Staff |
Jovon Dukes - Outreach Staff |
Diane Crosley-Mayers - Outreach Staff (Northern California) |
George Perry - Outreach Staff (Northern California) |