HBCUs Make America Strong: The Positive Economic Impact of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The landmark study, commissioned by UNCF’s Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute, shows that the economic benefits of HBCUs extend beyond the students they educate. They’re equally important to the regions and communities that HBCUs have served for more than 100 years.

With a college education now so essential to Americans’ economic well-being, UNCF’s mission is as vital
as it has ever been—and HBCUs continue to play a central role in that mission. These crucial institutions
not only help their students build better futures, but they also contribute to economic progress throughout the country.