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The Top 10 Schools Consistently Ranked As The Best HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are higher learning institutions established in the United States during the 19th and early 20th centuries primarily for the education of Black Americans. Most HBCUs were founded after the Civil War, during the Reconstruction era, with the purpose of providing higher education opportunities for Black Americans who were previously denied access to mainstream institutions due to segregation and racial discrimination. Today, these same schools still provide opportunities for Black Americans to embrace their culture while getting their education. With many schools existing around the country, certain ones have been regarded as the best HBCUs. The top HBCUs are often ranked based on various criteria such as academic excellence, student outcomes , notable alumni , campus facilities and more. Here is a list of the top 10 best HBCUs, along with what makes them stand out. Spelman College Spelman consistently ranks at number one as the best...

Jun 4, 2024

HBCUs Still Matter: Celebrity HBCU Alumni Who Have Paid It Forward To Their Alma Maters

Some of the biggest household names in entertainment got their higher learning at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) – even our own Vice President Kamala Harris. What’s admirable about these celebrities is that they have not only supported these great American institutions by matriculating from them, but they also seize every opportunity to pour back into the universities that set them up for success. Whether through monetary donations, visits or initiatives, these alumni have always shown love to the Black educational experience. From Spelman to Hampton to Clark Atlanta University and so forth, these beloved celebrities are the product of HBCUs. So, we’ve seen firsthand what these colleges are capable of producing. Globally-recognized filmmakers, actors, entertainers and more are a testament to the richness of HBCU culture. For those who have long since graduated, they still take the opportunity to pay it forward when they can. Here’s a few celebrities who have gone...

Sep 13, 2021

Nex Cubed's First-of-Its-Kind Startup Accelerator is Supporting HBCU Students and Recent Alumni Nationwide

The rise of support for HBCU communities is in overdrive this year. Nex Cubed — a leader in early-stage innovation and startup acceleration — has successfully launched a first-of-its-kind venture that is helping HBCU students and recent alumni develop business mindsets. Last year, the company created its HBCU Founder’s Program in an effort to provide those students and alumni access to the financial and advisory resources needed to help them develop technology-based enterprises, a press release shares. According to Nex Cubed, the objective for the inaugural program aims to offer support for these individuals in several key areas, including financial services, education, digital health, and real estate — all identified as key social determinants that are in dire need of systemic reform with the help of technology. Since the start of its program, Nex Cubed has been able to work with over 350 students across 50 HBCUs while leading weekly programming since September 2020. This...

Jan 21, 2021