Attending an Historically Black College or University

American colleges and universities represent many of the highest ideals of an educated, democratic society, and few institutions of higher education are as quintessentially American as our historically black colleges and universities. What makes HBCUs so special? Amy and Mike invited Howard University Associate Provost Anthony Jones to expand upon the benefits of attending an historically black college or university.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. How does the history of HBCUs inform education and culture today?
  2. What are the advantages of attending college at an HBCU?
  3. How does attending an HBCU feel from the student perspective?
  4. Are select opportunities for honors students typically available at this type of school?
  5. What kind of student should consider attending an HBCU?


Anthony is Associate Provost/Assistant Vice-President for Enrollment Management at Howard University in Washington, DC. In this capacity he oversees the offices of Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar and Student Accounts. His responsibility includes providing strategic direction to the University enrollment objectives and administering a budget of over $200 million in operational and student aid funds.

Professionally, Anthony has been a member of the Council of Independent Colleges Executive Leadership Academy, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Reaffirmation Committee, National Association for College Admission Counseling, American Association of College Admission Officers and Registrars, Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling, Indiana Association for College Admissions Counseling, and Committee Chair for the National Association of College, Deans, Registrars and Admission Officers. He is also the recipient of the Lafourche Education Foundation Distinguished Graduate Award, Most Outstanding Employee Renaissance Award of Fisk University, and the Education Equal Opportunity Group, Save-A-Student Award.

Anthony is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Fisk University, holds a Masters Degree from Vanderbilt University and a certification in Diversity Management from the University of Houston. To help individuals maximize their life experience, Anthony has also published the book and workbook, Success by Design: Becoming the Person You Were Destined to Be.

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