The UNCF released a report Tuesday that concludes historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) educates and graduates a higher percentage of African American students in Georgia and everywhere else they operate.
There are seven accredited HBCUs in Georgia that offer bachelor’s degrees.
Here are some key numbers from the 36-page report:
2,548 - the number of African American students in Georgia awarded bachelor’s degrees by HBCUs, second only to North Carolina.
15,349 - the number of African American undergraduate students attending HBCUs in Georgia.
23 - the percentage of all bachelor’s degrees earned by African American students from Georgia’s HBCUs.
12,040 - the number of jobs generated by Georgia’s HBCUs for their local and regional economy.
$100 million - the amount of underfunded money HBCUs were supposed to receive from the federal government in fiscal year, according to the UNCF.
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