Active Bloggers

Kara Masterson Kara Masterson
class of
Kennedy Williams Kennedy Williams
Spelman College class of 2020
HBCU CONNECT HBCU CONNECT
Central State University class of 1995
Beverly Johnson Beverly Johnson
class of
Anica Oaks Anica Oaks
class of 2012
Reggie Culpepper Reggie Culpepper
Clark Atlanta University class of 1998
Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D. Min.Dr.LaDonna Blaylock D.D.
class of
George Cook George Cook
class of

Interest in HBCUs Propels Record Breaking Number of Admissions Applications at Spelman College

Interest in HBCUs  Propels Record Breaking Number of Admissions Applications at Spelman College
Posted By: Will Moss on March 29, 2021

By Mary Schmidt Campbell

Spelman College received its largest application pool in the Atlanta Black women’s college’s 140-year history as interest in historically Black colleges and universities grows.

More than 11,000 applications were submitted for the academic cycle to begin this fall, a 20% increase in the number of applicants Spelman saw the previous year, the school announced on its website.

“The increased interest in Spelman is a testament to the College’s reputation of graduating Black women with a competitive edge who rise to leadership roles across industries and impact positive change in their communities,” said Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., president of the selective school.

The author and scholar of art and culture continued, “Our admissions team has done an excellent job of sharing our stellar outcomes with prospective students from across the nation. We are excited that these bright young minds are seizing the opportunity to experience our unique liberal arts education by applying to Spelman.”

Chelsea Holley, interim director of admissions, credits the inpouring of applications to the greater urgency to support HBCUs by the Black community in the past decade.

“From founding inaugural Black student organizations at their high schools to advocating for voters’ rights in the 2020 presidential election, this applicant pool has been civically engaged, committed to leadership and dedicated to the very mission of Spelman College,” she said.

The college reports to have seen no change in the overall academic profile of the applicants it reviews for admission.



Students accepted to the school on average have a high school GPA of 3.8 and an average SAT score of 1203. The pool of applicants native to Georgia increased by 4%.

“Students are drawn to Spelman because of its strong programs and its legacy of producing inspirational leaders. Thestory of Spelman is one that invokes pride, belonging and historical significance,” Holley said. “We have been intentional about sharing the rich tradition and legacy of Spelman, while also highlighting our ability to produce the next generation of leaders in a tech-forward society. We have consistently evolved and managed to remain a pace setter in the education and professional development of women of African descent.”


Spelman College neighbor Morehouse College has also recently seen an influx of applications, having introduced an online program with reduced tuition for men looking to continue pursing degrees they never completed. According to a story recently published by NPR, citing a report by the U.S. Census Bureau, the historic institution well-known for producing leaders the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Spike Lee received more inquires than it saw applicants for its traditional on-campus program last year.

Spelman College is largely regarded as the global leader in the education of women of the African diaspora. Spelman’s reputation as the country’s chief producer of Black, female Ph.Ds in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is unsurpassed.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Spelman No. 1 among historically Black colleges and universities, the 14th consecutive year the school has received that recognition. It also ranks No. 4 for social mobility among liberal arts colleges and No. 54 among all liberal arts colleges in the country.
If you enjoyed this article, Join HBCU CONNECT today for similar content and opportunities via email!
Comments
Please Login To Post Comments...
Email:
Password:

 
More From This Author
Walgreens Looking to Hire Diverse Software Engineer for Remote Leadership Role - Apply Today!
Congrats to Lincoln University Grad, Wole Abiba, for Landing Dream Job at Johnson & Johnson!
Social Media + Influencer Marketing Remote Internship Opportunity - Apply Today!
HBCU CONNECT Announces Official List of Hiring Events for Black Professionals - May 2022!
Make Truist the Next Stop on Your Professional Journey!
The 4 HBCU Students Picked In NFL Draft...
Latest Blogs
B.O.A.B. - Black Owned and Busy™ Shining the Spotlight on Black Owned Businesses

B.O.A.B. - Black Owned and Busy™ Shining the Spotlight on Black Owned Businesses

TRIBE Family Channel Proudly Presents B.O.A.B. - Black Owned and Busy™ Shining the Spotlight on Black Owned Businesses with Interviews and Pop-Ups on Location! Guest Speaker : April S. Watson, Crea ...more
Beverly Johnson • 60 Views • May 19th, 2022
Tips for Designing the Perfect Graduation Announcements

Tips for Designing the Perfect Graduation Announcements

Graduation day is the culmination of years of hard work, and graduation announcements are a great way to let friends and family know about a student's achievements. Announcements not only celebrate th ...more
Anica Oaks • 50 Views • May 19th, 2022
Confessions of

Confessions of "Me Too" Moments on The Woman at the Well With Speaker Pamela L. Ward, Sexual Assault Advocate

Confessions of "Me Too" Moments hosted by Beverly Black on The Woman at the Well - Season Seven May 17, 2022 at 3pm/PST 4pm/GMT 5pm/CST 6pm/EST Today's Guest Speaker is Pamela L. Ward, Advocate ...more
Beverly Johnson • 136 Views • May 17th, 2022
Buffalo NY Emcee PONZO HOUDINI Drops Pre Summer Jam

Buffalo NY Emcee PONZO HOUDINI Drops Pre Summer Jam "Rich Lit" Off New EPK

Website: www.ponzohoudini.com Rich Lit music video: https://youtu.be/aDnwX4Ckq4o Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ponzohoudini/?hl=en Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/ponzohoudinicb ...more
LaMarr Blackmon • 145 Views • May 17th, 2022
Paul Quinn College Grad shares how she helps individuals to live a CROWNED life

Paul Quinn College Grad shares how she helps individuals to live a CROWNED life

We are excited to talk to special guest T’Edra Z. Knox, a wife, visionary, speaker, coach, and author. She operates in her purpose by guiding individuals to live a CROWNED life through spiritual, pers ...more
Nicole Rankine • 196 Views • May 17th, 2022
Popular Blogs
Divorce in America in 2009 – What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

Divorce in America in 2009 – What’s love got to do, got to do with it?

Join Brother Marcus and the cast and the crew of the Brother Marcus Show live this Sunday evening on February 1, 2009 @ 8:00 p.m. for another hot topic in our community! “Divorce in America in 2009 ...more
Brother Marcus! • 70,554,360 Views • January 27th, 2009
VISINE ALERT!!!

VISINE ALERT!!!

Seemingly innocent medication such as Visine eyedrops are used by people to concoct a mixture with similar effects as a date-rape drug. When mixed with alcohol and taken orally, the eyedrops can l ...more
Siebra Muhammad • 76,465 Views • May 23rd, 2009
Disney Princess Movie a

Disney Princess Movie a "Slap in the face" to African American Men...

Ok... So I guess this is what we get when Disney finally makes a movie with a black princess. A young black girl who falls in love with a prince that is is apparently from India (not African American ...more
Will Moss • 27,850 Views • January 2nd, 2010
Grambling State University volleyball coach cuts entire 19-player roster, players lose scholarships

Grambling State University volleyball coach cuts entire 19-player roster, players lose scholarships

Students who thought their collegiate futures were secured were sent packing, with their scholarships taken away. Athletic Director Trayvean Scott says he supports the decision made by Coach Chelsey L ...more
Reggie Culpepper • 24,882 Views • April 8th, 2022
First Annual African Women’s Solidarity & Appreciation Day

First Annual African Women’s Solidarity & Appreciation Day

Women of African Descent Worldwide, Globally, Internationally. This is OUR DAY to something for Ourselves. As announced at the United Nations in March 2016…now A Worldwide Gathering to Unify ...more
Elynor Moss • 22,920 Views • October 6th, 2017
Please Give Us a Like on Facebook!