With only 105 HBCUs in the United States, making up only 3% percent of the nation's 3,688 institutions of higher learning, you should know HBCUs are responsible for producing approximately 23 % of all bachelor's degrees, 13 % of all master's degrees, and 20 % of all first professional degrees earned by African Americans annually. Impressive right? Pat yourself on the back if you got a degree from a HBCU!
Since graduating from a HBCU myself back in 2006, I've noticed various media outlets and different people saying that enrollment at HBCUs has been declining rapidly over the past decade. Now if that was true, the decline ended in 2003 and started back declining in 2006 because those 4 years I spent at Virginia State University waiting in those endless class registration/validation lines in the summer heat with no air was not on my bucket list. I found it shocking that some people even questioned value of a HBCU, almost subliminally saying that my education was second rate compared to someone who went to UCLA, Harvard or Virginia Tech.
With the success of films like School Daze, Drum Line and Stomp the Yard - it has all assited with promoting the existence of HBCUs but I have to still have to tell people - sorry, there is no such school as Truth University or Atlanta A&T.