10 Historically Black Colleges and Universities with the Highest Latino/a Population

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have always been institutions that welcomed anyone with a desire to learn.  Though most of the institutions still have campuses that consists of a majority Black student population, many have seen a growth in the number of other underrepresented groups on campus.  HBCUs have an empowering and supportive environment that proves beneficial for students from various backgrounds.  Here are the 10 HBCUs that have the highest percentages of Latino students on their campus

(Note: This list is based on the most current IPEDS data.  The author recognizes that some HBCUs are not included in the data due to the way in which IPEDS reports.  These percentages are also based on undergraduate students who self reported as Hispanic.  Those who reported as Non-Resident Alien, Black, or Two or more Races were not included.)

St. Phillips College1. St Philip’s College – San Antonio, TX: 53.12%

St. Philip’s College, founded in 1898, and is a comprehensive, public community college whose mission is to provide a quality educational environment, which stimulates leadership, personal growth and a lifelong appreciation for learning. A Historically Black College and a Hispanic Serving Institution, St. Philip’s College strives to be an important force in the community, responsive to the needs of a population rich in its ethnic, cultural, and socio‐economic diversity.

Huston-Tillostson2. Huston-Tillotson University – Austin, TX : 18.44%

Huston-Tillotson College was formed by the merger of Samuel Huston College and Tillotson College, which was effective on October 24, 1952. Huston-Tillotson College remained primarily a black college after the merger, although there were no restrictions as to race. As an historically black institution, Huston-Tillotson University’s mission is to provide opportunities to a diverse population for academic achievement with an emphasis on academic excellence, spiritual and ethical development, civic engagement, and leadership in a nurturing environment.

Paul Quinn College3. Paul Quinn College – Dallas, TX : 10.94%

Located in Dallas, Paul Quinn is a small, coeducational, liberal arts institution affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The mission of Paul Quinn College is to provide a quality, faith-based education that addresses the academic, social, and Christian development of students and prepares them to be servant leaders and agents of change in their communities. Academic excellence lies at the heart of the College’s mission, along with the values of integrity, responsibility, accountability, fiduciary responsibility, and an appreciation of cultural diversity.

Texas College4. Texas College- Tyler, TX : 9.23%

Texas College is a historical black college founded in 1894, by a group of Christian Methodist Episcopal ministers. Their mission, which continues to embody the principles of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, is to ensure that the student body experiences balanced, intellectual, psychological, social and spiritual development, aimed at enabling them to become active productive members of society where they live and work. Texas College incorporates the core values of academic excellence, integrity, perseverance, tolerance, and community service.

Jarvis Christian College5. Jarvis Christian College- Hawkins, TX: 7.46%

Jarvis Christian College is a historically Black liberal arts, baccalaureate degree-granting institution affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The mission of the college is to prepare students intellectually, through academic programs that promote excellence in teaching and learning; socially, through student-centered support programs that encourage positive and constructive communication among peers, faculty, and staff; spiritually, through programs that stimulate spiritual growth and worship; and personally, through interaction that fosters self-development and maturity. The mission further seeks to prepare students for professional and graduate studies, productive careers, and to function effectively in a global and technological society.

UDC6. University of the District of Columbia- Washington, DC: 6.96%

University of District of Columbia, founded in 1851, is an HBCU and an urban land-grant institute of higher education. Through its community college, university and graduate schools, it offers affordable post-secondary education to District of Columbia residents at the certificate, associate, baccalaureate and graduate levels. These programs will prepare students for immediate entry into the workforce, the next level of education, specialized employment opportunities or life-long learning.

PVAMU7. Prairie View A & M University- Prairie View, TX: 6.24%

Prairie View A&M University, the first state supported college in Texas for African Americans, was established during the Reconstruction Period after the Civil War. It is dedicated to achieving excellence and relevance in teaching, research and service. It seeks to invest in program and services that address issues and challenges affecting the diverse ethnic and socioeconomic population of Texas and the larger society including the global arena. The university seeks to provide a high quality educational experience for students who, upon completion of bachelors, master, or doctorate degrees, possess self-sufficiency and professional competences. The experience is imbued by the institution’s values including, but not limited to, access and quality, accountability, diversity, leadership, relevance, and social responsibility.

Fayetteville State University8. Fayetteville State University- Fayetteville, NC : 5.86%

Fayetteville State University (FSU) is a historically black university founded in 1867 has a tradition of excellence in teacher education and is the second oldest state supported school in North Carolina. The student body, faculty, and staff today rank among the nation’s most diverse campus communities. FSU has a tradition of collaboration with the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg-Pope Air Force Base community, and renders services throughout southeastern North Carolina. FSU has a tradition of an affordable education and of preparing students to be life-long learners, to be responsible citizens, and to render selfless service to mankind.

UVI9. University of the Virgin Islands- US Virgin Islands : 5.76%

Founded in 1962, UVI is a public, co-ed, land-grant HBCU in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Approximately 2,500 students are enrolled on the two campuses: the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix and the St. Thomas campus. The institution offers 37 undergraduate degree programs and seven graduate degree programs across its five colleges and schools.

Wiley College10. Wiley College- Marshall, TX : 5.47%

Wiley College is a four-year, privately-supported, historically black university founded in 1873 in Marshall, Texas. Wiley College holds distinction as one of the oldest black colleges west of the Mississippi River. Committed to the principle of educational access, the College serves traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds who have expressed a desire and potential for learning in a Christian environment. The College, in fulfilling its basic purpose of providing a liberal arts education with a global focus, endeavors to provide an intellectually stimulating environment, promoting student competencies in communication, as well as, critical and analytical thinking.

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