Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Where these black colleges are located?
A: There are about 200 black colleges in the United States. These universities and colleges are mainly located in the Southeast and South areas like Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, and Virginia.
Q:What are educational opportunities at black colleges?
A: Like other school, there are a variety of black colleges including 4 year and 2 year schools, private and state schools. For example, Howard University in Washington DC is one of the most prestigious private black colleges like Harvard University. On the other hand, state owned black colleges are known for less expensive tuitions. Therefore, not only African Americans but also people of different ethnic groups are taking classes at those state black colleges.
Q:What are the characteristics of black colleges?
A: Majority of students are still African Americans at black colleges. Therefore, those black colleges offer unique programs to study African American roots. For example, students will be able to study the popular black culture, hip hop. Many schools also have a big cerebration for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Students constantly discuss minority issues in the United States. These characteristics of black colleges are mentioned in the new book"Black College" written by Akiko Imairi.
Q:Do black colleges offer scholarships?
A: Yes. This is determined on a case by case basis. Each college will have specific guidelines.
Q:Are there international students at black colleges?
A: Yes. Many international students are from African continents
or Caribbean Islands. There are not so many Asians. If you are hoping
to study black history or culture, or if you want to go to a school where
do not have many Japanese students, black college may be the place for
you. We are waiting for people who are courageous and love challenge.
We are always here for you.
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