Compton Center Welcomes HBCUs

Historically Black Colleges and UniversitiesEl Camino College Compton Center will host a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transfer Fair from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on November 12 in the Student Lounge. The HBCU Transfer Fair is free and open to ECC Compton Centers students, local high school students, and the general public. 

Representatives from nine participating colleges and universities will be at ECC Compton Center to offer information to attendees regarding transfer opportunities. Students will have the opportunity to apply for admission during the Transfer Fair, and those who meet the guaranteed requirements for transfer will be granted admission to the HBCU of their choice.

Earlier this year, California Community Colleges announced the establishment of a guaranteed transfer agreement with the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. By completing the general education requirements for the University of California system or the California State University system and obtaining an associate degree (60 units) with a 2.5 or higher Grade Point Average (GPA), students are guaranteed admission with junior status to participating HBCUs. Students may also transfer with 30 or more California State or University of California transferable units and a 2.5 or higher GPA. The nine participating institutions are:

    • Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina
    • Dillard University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee
    • Lincoln University of Missouri, Jefferson City, Missouri
    • Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas
    • Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • Talladega College, Taladega, Alabama.
    • Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama   
    • Wiley College, Marshall, Texas

Historically Black Colleges and Universities were originally established to primarily serve the higher education needs of the black community, however they are open to all students who wish to apply. In recent years, many HBCUs have worked diligently to attract students of other races and ethnicities, especially Latinos. According to a study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, the proportion of Latino enrollment at HBCUs has increased in the last 30 years, especially in regions of the country where the Latino population is growing rapidly.

In addition to guaranteed admission, the HBCU Transfer Agreement offers priority registration, priority consideration for housing, consideration for transfer scholarships for students with a 3.2 or higher GPA, and preadmission advising.    

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