About this Event
September 28, 2023
As CEO & President of the Michelle Obama Academy of Arts & Humanities, and a two time graduate of a Historically Black University, Grambling State University, I am proud to welcome you to the HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) Experience, on September 28, 2023, at the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Texas.
I am pleased to have worked with the Dallas Independent School District’s Counseling Services Team in organizing this important event. We recognize that every student has potential, and we are committed to ensuring every Dallas ISD high school student and surrounding North Dallas community and abroad have the opportunity to actively explore the available resources, and financial support the HBCUs have to offer in hopes to prepare each aspiring high school graduate of the Class of 2024 for their future.
In academic year 2020–21, some 48,200 degrees were conferred by HBCUs: 10 percent were associate’s degrees, more than two-thirds were bachelor’s degrees (70 percent), 14 percent were master’s degrees, and 6 percent were doctor’s degrees. Of the degrees conferred by HBCUs, the majority (74 percent) were conferred to Black students. Black students earned 43 percent of the 5,000 associate’s degrees, 80 percent of the 33,600 bachelor’s degrees, 72 percent of the 6,900 master’s degrees, and 60 percent of the 2,700 doctor’s degrees conferred by HBCUs in 2020–21. Of all degrees conferred by HBCUs to Black students, more than two-thirds were conferred to female students (69 percent).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), "Fall Enrollment Survey" (IPEDS-EF:90); IPEDS Spring 2001, Spring 2011, and Spring 2022, Fall Enrollment component; IPEDS Spring 2022, Finance component; and IPEDS Fall 2021, Completions component. (This table was prepared December 2022.).
Please accept our invitation to attend this year’s exciting event. OVER 50 + HBCUs are in attendance. Entertainment provided by the Dallas ISD Visual & Performing Arts participants and several HBCUs.
I quote the Honorable Mayor of the City of Dallas, Texas, Eric Johnson, "Students – learn as much as you can and enjoy the event!"
Dr. Dessie M. Sanders, D.H.L., Texas State Educator - Higher Learning
***FREE Admission to Dallas ISD High School Students only. Must show (HARD COPIES) of your Dallas ISD Student I.D. and ticket from Eventbrite. One ticket per high school student.
***All others must pay via separate link.
Time: 5:30PM - 8:30PM.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Jesse Owens Athletic Complex, 9191 South Polk Street, Dallas, United States