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Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions of higher education in the United States that were established before 1964 with the intention of serving the black community.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> They have always allowed admission to students of all races and in recent years some have lost their black majorities.

There are 106 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States, including public and private institutions, community and four-year institutions, medical and law schools.<ref name="USDEd">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> Most were created in the aftermath of the American Civil War and are located in the former slave states, although a few notable exceptions exist.

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