MOREHEAD CITY — Carteret Community College and its Black History Committee will hold a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair & Resources Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 13 in the Hospitality & Culinary Arts Center on campus. 

This free in-person event is open to the community and encourages participation from high school students and their families to learn more about the opportunities available at HBCU and to celebrate the legacies and significant contributions they have made to the community and nation.

The fair will feature representatives from six North Carolina HBCU including Fayetteville State University, Livingstone College, North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina Central University, and St. Augustine University. HBCU participating virtually includes Elizabeth City State University with a virtual presentation at 1 p.m. Representatives will share information and answer questions from students and parents about admissions, financial aid, testing, majors and much more.

North Carolina consists of 11 HBCU, six of which will be represented at the fair. Following the U.S. Civil War, HBCU were established as places African Americans could get higher education during segregation. Shaw University, located in Raleigh, was the first HBCU in North Carolina, which was founded in 1865.

For additional event information, contact the CCC Black History Committee at bhc@carteret.edu.


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Good for CCC.

According to the Winston-Salem Chronicle's reporting:

HBCUs provide an average of 6,385 jobs in each state and generate an average of $704.7 million a year in total economic impact.

HBCUs have a 34% mobility rate of moving their students from the bottom 40% in household income into the top 60%.

HBCUs graduate 80% of Black judges, 50% of Black doctors, and 50% of Black lawyers.

You can't beat education.

David Collins

To all the white folks that wish to get a degree at a discount . Apply to a HBCU as a minority , which you will be . Matters little where you get your degree , just that you have it . Worked for a certain New Bern lawyer we know .

I guess that is still allowable these days .

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