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Your Role in the Program

Counselors—the support and assistance that you provide to students is vital for the program! Students will need to meet with you to explore their HBCU options and to obtain the fee waiver code for the online Common Black College Application.  

Meet Our 39 HBCU Partners

Thanks to an agreement signed March 17, 2015, between the California Community Colleges and select HBCUs, California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are guaranteed transfer to a participating HBCU.

We are proud to have partnered with a wide variety of HBCU institutions that offer a variety of degree programs and with varying regional locations that include rural, suburban, and urban communities.   

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Make the Pitch to Students

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have an excellent academic track record. While only about 17 percent of Black undergraduate students enrolled nationally attend an HBCU, more than 28 percent of those who receive a bachelor’s degree obtain them from an HBCU. These colleges and universities are also leading institutions in awarding degrees to Black students in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering programs.