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Old 03-22-2012, 09:46 PM
 
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Yeah because Paul Quinn ain't about ish!

Also another thing to consider is that while some of these schools started off as schools for blacks; some of them are not anymore. St. Phillips in San Antonio is predominately hispanic.
They were started in the segregation era to give blacks opportunity for higher education. Today none of them are just for blacks. And yes, at several of them white students are in the majority.

In West Virginia it looks kind of like they tried to kill their hbcus after the Brown decision.
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Old 03-22-2012, 09:51 PM
 
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According to the Huffington Post these are the largest HBCU's

1. FAMU (Tallahassee)- 11.8k
2. Texas Southern (Houston)- 11.5k
3. Tenessee State (Nashville)- 10k
4. NC A&T State (Greensboro)- 10K
5. Southern (Baton Rouge)- 10k
6. Saint Phillips (San Antonio)- 9k
7. Howard (DC)- 9k
8. Prairie View (HOUSTON) - 8.5k
9. Jackson State (Jackson) 8k
10. Morgan State (Baltimore)- 6.5k

Morehouse, Spellman, Clark and some other more well known HBCU's are rather small.

The list didn't include schools that should be there though.
Shelton State in Tuscaloosa has 7K
Gadsden has 8K

By Metro
DC- 21K in 3 schools
Houston- 20K in two schools
Nashville- 12k in three schools
Tallahassee 11.5K 1 school
Jackson- 11k in 3 schools
Greensboro- 11k in 2 schools
Baltimore- 10.5 in 2 schools
San Antonio 9k- 1 school
ATL- 9K -in 6 schools
Tuscaloosa 8. 5K in 2 schools
Huntsville- 8.5K in 3 schools
NOLA- 7K in 3 schools
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:16 PM
 
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Morehouse, Spellman, Clark and some other more well known HBCU's are rather small.
Very true, they are small, individually. However, those three schools, plus Morehouse Medical School (and at one time Morris Brown, though it lost its accreditation, funding, and all the rest back in 2002) are all co-located at the Atlanta University Center. They share some facilities (including a library, if I recall correctly), and there are cross registration policies. As a result, it almost feels like one big university (and with the combined student bodies, it would probably crawl comfortably into that list).
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:26 PM
 
Location: The Magnolia City
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By Metro
DC- 21K in 3 schools
Houston- 20K in two schools
Nashville- 12k in three schools
Tallahassee 11.5K 1 school
Jackson- 11k in 3 schools
Greensboro- 11k in 2 schools
Baltimore- 10.5 in 2 schools
San Antonio 9k- 1 school
ATL- 9K -in 6 schools
Tuscaloosa 8. 5K in 2 schools
Huntsville- 8.5K in 3 schools
NOLA- 7K in 3 schools
It's quite ironic that Atlanta, of all places, just barely makes the Top 10 in HBCU attendance.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:52 PM
 
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It's quite ironic that Atlanta, of all places, just barely makes the Top 10 in HBCU attendance.
Dunno if it would make the top ten.
I skipped some metros. Baton Rouge for example is ahead.

Not sure if Birmingham would be ahead too. Richmond, Raleigh, Montgomery, etc.

But the ATL schools are the most famous. Along with Howard.

But yeah, growing up, I thought the ATL HBCU's were bigger in student population
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:12 AM
 
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Note also that the HBCUs in ATL are private. Of the top 10 you listed, 9 are public.

And, of course, Morehouse and Spelman, at least, are smaller by design, as they are quite selective.
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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Note also that the HBCUs in ATL are private. Of the top 10 you listed, 9 are public.

And, of course, Morehouse and Spelman, at least, are smaller by design, as they are quite selective.
Being a private university can result in smaller size, but I doubt selectivity has anything to do with it. FAMU is the largest HBCU in the nation.

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Old 03-23-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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Being a private university can result in smaller size, but I doubt selectivity has anything to do with it. FAMU is the largest HBCU in the nation.
I'm not sure I follow. FAMU is a state school, so it's not surprising that it's larger.

The selectivity issue is a separate one. Though I dislike the nickname, and think it's patronizing, they don't call Morehouse "The Black Harvard" for nothing.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:01 PM
 
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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They were started in the segregation era to give blacks opportunity for higher education. Today none of them are just for blacks. And yes, at several of them white students are in the majority.

In West Virginia it looks kind of like they tried to kill their hbcus after the Brown decision.
Yeah. Howard is a great example. Many White students attend there.
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