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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.

Of the 37 HBUs that have partner with California Community College more than half are private institutions. The tuition cost for private HBCUS are typically a fraction of the cost of private institutions in California.

Seven of the sixteen partner schools that are public or state-supported institutions will offer in-state tuition to California Community College transfer students.

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

Institution Contact Person Email Address Phone #
Alabama State University Sunkeissa Cantrell 334-229-4912
Alcorn State University Katangelia Tenner 601-877-6148
Arkansas Baptist College Dr. Carlos Clark 501-420-1217
Benedict College Keisha Montgomery 803-705-4910
Bennett College James Crawford 336-517-1818
Bethune-Cookman University Shantell Thompson 386-481-2581
Bowie State University Shelandreia Williams 301-860-3416
Central State University Camille Johnson 937-376-6575
Claflin University Mark A. Roberts 803-535-5573
Clark Atlanta University Andra Brantley 404-880-6342 
Dillard University De'Idra Richard 504-816-4309
Edward-Waters College Ricky Glover 904-470-8205
Fisk University Danisha Williams 615-329-8503
Florida Memorial University Maurice Vaughen 305-626-3796
Fort Valley State University Calandra Wright 478-825-6227
Grambling State University D'Andrea Brown 318-274-2432
Hariss-Stowe State University Daremoni Jones 314-446-8991
Huston-Tillotson University Jeffrey Pierce 512--505-3003
Kentucky State University Stephen Williams 502-597-6322
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 Michael Taylor, Sr. 662-254-3127
North Carolina Central University Denettia Shaw dshaw9@NCCU.EDU 919-530-6687
Philander Smith College Yohannis Job 501-370-5211
Shaw University Anthony Brooks 919-719-1983
Southern University and A&M College Robert Rene 225-771-7827
Stillman College Tamara Marshall 205-247-8007
Talladega College John Bell
Lon Weind
Tennessee State University Dr. Alisa L. Mosley 615-963-2923
Texas Southern University Brian Armstrong 713-313-6861
Tougaloo College Joel Swan 601-977-7772
Tuskegee College Thelma Vines 334-727-8289
Virginia State University Rodney Hall
Will Travis
West Virginia State University Jameelah Means 304-766-5182
Wiley College Quinten Bates
Xavier University of La Carlos Gooden  504-520-7388