North Carolina has a rich tradition of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) – in fact, it has more historically black public universities than any other state.1
Together, North Carolina’s 10 HBCUs have a total economic impact of at least $1.7 billion and generate at least 15,663 jobs. A single year’s graduates will earn $20.7 billion over their lifetimes — 61 percent more than they could expect to earn without their college credentials.2
During Black History Month, please take a few minutes to review our coverage of North Carolina’s public HBCUs – each unique in its own way.
1https://hbculifestyle.com/list-of-hbcu-schools/. North Carolina has five historically black public universities. Maryland has four. Louisiana, Mississippi and Georgia each have three.