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HBCU Transfer Information for Counselors

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Transfer Program was developed to offer a smooth and seamless student pathway from California Community Colleges to partnered HBCUs.  Students, by preparing to transfer to the University of California or the California State University systems may also be eligible for admissions to targeted HBCUs. 

By completing the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum requirements (known as IGETC and accepted at both the University of California and the California State University) or the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (known as CSU GE) and obtaining a transfer-level associate degree (60 units) with a 2.5 or higher grade point average, students are guaranteed admission with junior standing to participating HBCUs.

Students may also opt to transfer with 30 or more University of California or California State University transferable units and a 2.5 or higher grade point average.  Units will be accepted for general education, pre major or elective units.

HBCUs are typically much smaller in student size than most California public institutions. The majority of classes are taught by professors rather than teaching assistants, in a nurturing and supportive environment. And, at HBCUs there may be more opportunities for student leadership development.

All of the HBCUs that have partnered with California Community Colleges are private except one. The tuition costs for private HBCUs are typically a fraction of of the costs of private institutions in California.

 The one state university partner, Lincoln University in Missouri, will offer in state tuition for California Community College students.

Learn more about the agreements
Learn more about the participating colleges and universities
Learn more about the Common Black College Application

INSITUTION Contact Person Email Address Phone Numbers
Alabama State University Dr. Courtney Griffin 334-229-4302
Alcorn State University John Igwebuike 601-877-6140
Arkansas Baptist College Tameka Harper
Fabian Newborn
Bennett College James Crawford 336-517-1818
Bethune-Cookman University Karen Compton 386-562-4224
Bowie State University Deon Harrod 301-860-3425
Central State University Stephen Williams 937-376-6121
Claflin University Mark Wright 803-535-5573
Clark Atlanta University Michelle Rhodes
Faye Green 404-880-6899
Dillard University Michelle Keelen 504-816-4390
Edward-Waters College Ricky Glover 904-470-8205
Fisk University Alyse Hollingsworth 615-329-8828
Florida Memorial University Tikiya Henry 305-626-3144
Fort Valley State University Calandra Wright 478-825-6227
Grambling State University DeVaria Hudson 318-274-3242
Hariss-Stowe State University Miguel De Araujo 314-340-5973
Huston-Tillotson University Jeffrey Pierce 512--505-3003
Kentucky State University Luv’Tesha Robertson 502-597-6037
Lane College Derrick Mays 731-426-7533
Lincoln University of Missouri Amanda Woods 573-681-5017
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Mario Bowler 484-365-7207
Mississippi Valley State University Jaquelyn Williams
Michael Taylor, Sr.
North Carolina Central University Denettia Shaw dshaw9@NCCU.EDU 919-530-6687
Philander Smith College Maurice Osborne 501-370-5211
Shaw University Anthony Brooks 919-719-1983
Southern University Raymond Clarke
Dianna Gilbert
Stillman College Brittany Hoskin 205-366-8885
Talladega College John Bell 256-761-6318
Tennessee State University Dr. Alisa L. Mosley 615-963-2923
Texas Southern University Jacqueline Rideau
Brian Armstrong
Tougaloo College James Louis 601-977-6180
Tuskegee College Jamie Mardis 334-727-8347
Virginia State University Ashley Weir-Casto 804-204-4340
West Virginia State University Akeem Scott 304-204-4347
Wiley College Jamecia Murray