HBCU Night at Shorewood High School Jan 24

Monday, January 15, 2018

HBCU Night at Shorewood High School
January 24, 2018, 6:30pm 

Area families of color with students considering college are invited to our Second Annual HBCU Night on Wednesday, January 24 at 6:30pm at Shorewood High School.

Seattle-area Alumni of various HBCUs will share about their experiences and answer questions.

Shoreline School District Director of Equity and Family Engagement Dr. Tanisha Brandon-Felder will moderate the event, which is sponsored by the Shorewood High School Black Student Union and the Shorewood College and Career Center.

What is an HBCU?

Any historically Black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans.

—Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended

A few facts about HBCUs
  • There are 100 HBCUs, in 19 states, primarily in the South and Southeast.
  • 51 are public institutions and 49 are private nonprofit institutions.
  • Together, they enroll nearly 300,000 students.
  • HBCUs have historically enrolled students other than Black Americans; in 2014, non-Black students made up 21% of enrollment.
  • In 2013-2014, HBCUs conferred 48,200 degrees, primarily bachelor’s degrees (70%) and master’s degrees (16%). 
    • —National Center for Education Statistics 2016 

Questions about the event can be directed to Marianne Stephens, Shorewood College and Career Readiness Coordinator206-393-6110.


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