Written by Larisa Robinson
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are known for providing supportive learning environments, strong educational foundations and life lessons African-American students can use long after they graduate. Although many HBCU graduates have mostly positive things to say about their alma maters, they don’t often show their gratitude financially.
For instance, between 2009 and 2010, although some institutions had decent average alumni giving rates, like Alabama A&M University and Morris College, with rates of 50 percent and 42 percent, respectively, most HBCUs had low numbers, like Tennessee State University and Grambling State University, with 3 percent and 1 percent. The University of the District of Columbia had an average of 0.1 percent.