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More Students Are Deciding To Attend HBCU’s For The 2018-2019 School Year

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The graduation hype is settling and the 2018-2019 academic year is on its way. Students are making their big decision on which college they are going to attend and it’s looking like more of them are turning to historically black college, especially in the metro area of Atlanta.

Last year, Clark Atlanta said it saw nearly 18,000 applications with only 8,075 admitted and 914 enrolled. Spelman saw more than 9,100 students apply for the upcoming school year which was a 9 percent increase from the previous year. Morehouse College saw their number of application rise by 40 percent.

Outside of the numbers advisors saw through essays written for admission that students desired to attend HBSU’s because of the political and social issues involved race. From police brutality to racial profiling on campuses with a majority of white students.

“I think that with the political climate today, students are interested in being in an environment where they understand that they’re nurtured, appreciated, and that they’re in an environment where they won’t be marginalized,” Darryl Isom the Morehouse Director of Admissions and Recruitment said.

Warren Hawkins III who is a proud student at Clark Atlanta University told 11Alive.com said that those are the main reasons why he decided to attend an HBCU along with the extra push from his mother.

“If I’m surrounded by those who look like me, who are succeeding, who are doing great things, where I’m drowned in black excellence then she knew that the best would come out of me,” Hawkins said.

We love to see this black magic happen and want to wish all of the graduate’s luck in their future educational endeavors.

“If I’m surrounded by those who look like me, who are succeeding, who are doing great things, where I’m drowned in black excellence then she knew that the best would come out of me,” Hawkins said.

We love to see this black magic happen and want to wish all of the graduates luck on their future educational endevours.

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