HBCU

noun
\ ˌāch-ˌbē-ˌsē-ˈyü How to pronounce HBCU (audio) \
plural HBCUs

Definition of HBCU

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a college or university in the U.S. established before 1964 for African American students : a historically Black college or university the state's largest HBCU

Note: The term HBCU was created as a federal designation during the 1986 reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965, which expanded federal funding for colleges and universities.

Definition of HBCU (Entry 2 of 2)

historically Black colleges and universities

First Known Use of HBCU

Noun

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“HBCU.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/HBCU. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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