Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)
Our program guarantees admission to 37 Historically Black Colleges & Universities
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. They award bachelor’s degrees in many fields and many award master's and doctorate degrees.
You can start at a community college and transfer to a guaranteed saved spot at a Historically Black College or University (HBCU) with the California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee Pathway to HBCUs. The transfer guarantee makes it easy for you to get from a California community college to an HBCU by making the transfer process more simple and reducing unnecessary courses in your transfer plan, which shortens the time it takes to get a degree and saves you valuable time and money.
Students who receive at least a 2.0 GPA and 30 transferable units are guaranteed transfer to a saved spot at one of 39 participating HBCUs. See below for a current list of the participating HBCUs, and check back regularly as we continue to add HBCUs to the transfer guarantee and update the list.
• 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 is submitted by the posted deadline
• Consideration for transfer scholarships if you have a 3.2 or higher grade point average (based on funding availability)
• Transfer counseling
HBCU Success By the Numbers
Black Professionals Who Attended an HBCU:
• 40% of Black and African American Members of Congress are HBCU grads.
• 12.5% of Black and African American CEOs are HBCU grads.
• 40% of Black and African American engineers are HBCU grads.
• 50% of Black and African American college professors at non-HBCUs are HBCU grads.
• 80% of Black and African American judges are HBCU grads.
Statistics are from 2015
Partner Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) have a long and rich history. Some of the most recognizable African Americans have been educated at these institutions. HBCUs include public and private institutions that vary in size and degree programs and are located primarily in the South and on the East Coast. Here you will find each of our 37 partner HBCU institutions, as well as a contact person at each school to reach out to in order to learn more. We continue to add HBCU partners on an ongoing basis. Check back periodically for updates.
Reynolda Brown, VP Enrollment Management
Antonio McFarland, Senior Recruiter
Edward Waters College
Justin Murray, Transfer Counselor
Daniela Lopez, Senior Admissions Counselor
Florida Memorial University
Eric Foster, Admissions Counselor
“GIL” Alvarado, Director of Admissions
318-274-2432 – office
704-213-3129 – mobile
Dr. Sonja Jackson, Dir. of Recruitment
Dr. Heather Freeman, Ex. Director of Admissions & Recruitment
Ready to kickstart your future at an HBCU?
Join hundreds of CCC transfer students on the journey to a life-changing education.
Fill out our program application form for hands-on guidance through the transfer process.Apply for our Program
Begin researching our HBCU partner institutions.Explore Schools
Meet with a community college counselor to discuss your schools of interest and review ALL college transcripts to ensure you meet program requirements.
Obtain a fee waiver code from your counselor in order to complete the Common Black College Application.Start Application
For HBCUs not found on the Common Black College App website, reach out to the school's contact found on our HBCU partners page in order to apply directly.Explore Schools