Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African American community.

Today HBCUs continue to serve the African American community though most institutions now have more ethnically diverse populations than in past generations. HBCUs tend to be located in the Southern United States, with a few located in the mid-Atlantic region and in Ohio.

Two HBCU institutions are located in the state of Pennsylvania: Cheyney University and Lincoln University.

Why Transfer to an HBCU?

For many students, the diversity of the student body at Community College of Philadelphia feels like home. Some of these students seek to transfer to an equally (if not more) diverse institution to pursue their bachelor’s degree. While not limited to these institutions, HBCU’s are known to offer unique student support on diverse campuses.

Read about some of the reasons to attend an HBCU:

Explore the full list of HBCU institutions

Check out the Consider transferring to an HBCU videos to hear from Community College of Philadelphia faculty and staff who attended an HBCU for school!

HBCU Transfer Partnerships

Community College of Philadelphia has Agreements with Pennsylvania’s HBCU institutions: Cheyney University and Lincoln University. Both Universities are located in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

Explore details of the transfer agreements at the following university’s pages:

Cheney University logo Lincoln University Logo

Questions or want to meet with someone?

Visit a Community College of Philadelphia academic advisor or counselor to discuss the transfer process and to review your goals. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, email advising@ccp.edu. To schedule an appointment with a counselor, email counseling@ccp.edu.