HBCU Colleges & Universities

Open to All Students!

About HBCUs

HBCUs have historically been a place for African Americans to learn, thrive, and prosper. It continues to serve that purpose for so many who attend. Although it has historically served the higher education needs of African Americans, HBCUs campuses are welcoming to ALL ethnicities and you find many of them very diverse.

Why attend a HBCU?

  • More likely to have a mentor **
  • More likely to have a job or internship**
  • Feel better prepared for life after college**
  • Low student-to-teacher ratios (small campuses)
  • Higher income earnings**
  • Memorable social & cultural experiences (battle of bands, Homecoming)
  • Longer applications periods

**From Gallup-Purdue University report (2015)

Transfer at a Glance

  • Guaranteed Admission to 37 participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Priority consideration for housing
  • Pre-admission advising
  • Acceptance of completed transfer credit
  • Apply up to 4 colleges and/or universities for free
  • Several HBCUs provide in-state tuition for California community college students

Program Eligibility

Students must meet the following eligibility requirements

  • Attend a CA Community College
  • Complete 30 transferable CSU or UC credits
  • 2.0 GPA or higher (Note:  certain partner HBCU's will require a higher GPA)


  • Complete transfer-level associate degree (60 credits +) at a
  • CA Community College
  • 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Must Complete Intersegmental General Education Transfer
  • Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General
  • Education Breadth (CSU GE)

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Steps to a Transfer Guarantee:

  • Research participating institutions
    • Visit website
    • Ask questions
    • Attend HBCU events
  • Develop a Student Education Plan
  • Meet with a counselor regularly
  • Complete student verification with counselor
  • Receive fee waiver when ready to apply for transfer
North Carolina Central University Students

Staff Contacts

Clarke-Lauren Richard

Black Student Sucess & Academic Counselor