Why HBCUs?

These anchor institutions provide critical platforms for the educational and economic advancement of their students.

Historically Black colleges and universities are a significant driver of degree attainment and economic mobility, especially for students of color and those from low-income families, and Strada wants to play a role in supporting that success and broadening its reach and impact.

HBCUs have a proven record of removing barriers to degree completion and postgraduate success and have the potential to produce more high-earning graduates, to develop more entrepreneurs, and to decrease student debt. The positive effects of earning a degree from an HBCU extend into graduates’ lives long after graduation: HBCU graduates report higher levels of well-being, including measures of purpose, social well-being, financial well-being, and engagement at work.

The Strada HBCU Initiative seeks to build upon what HBCUs already do: invest in leaders of the future and position them to change the world.


How We Collaborate

Partnering with HBCUs helps more students achieve better outcomes for themselves, their families, and their communities.

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Supporting Students

Strada Scholars are changemakers who aim to make significant contributions on campus, within the community, and in their future careers.

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Engage With Us

Interested in knowing more about the Strada HBCU Initiative? Reach out to learn more about HBCUs’ success as drivers of degree attainment and economic mobility.

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