Recruiting at HBCUs

If you care about candidate quality and diversity, recruiting at HBCUs should be a part of your campus strategy.



There are many ways to build a successful university recruiting strategy, but seeking out candidates from a wide range of colleges and universities is an important strategy for building a diverse pipeline. Among the schools recruitment teams should establish a presence at are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a group of more than 100 universities with historical significance and hundreds of thousands of bright, talented students. Hoping to establish or expand your presence at HBCUs? Our guide has everything you need to know. 

  • Quick facts every employer should know about HBCUs
  • Tips for recruiting at HBCUs
  • What HBCU students value in the workplace
  • The top HBCUs to visit
  • The top HBCUs for STEM, Computer Science, Business, and Liberal Arts

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What You'll Learn From This Guide 

5 Facts to Know about HBCUs

When making your plans to recruit at HBCUs, it’s important to understand their historical context, as well as why these schools provide such a unique learning environment. We asked an HBCU graduate to share some key facts for talent teams to know.

5 Tips for Recruiting at HBCUs

To help strengthen your employer brand on campus and reach the right candidates at HBCUs, we sourced our top tips from 120 university recruiters to engage candidates and develop strong relationships on campus.

What HBCU Students Value at Work

Students at more than 50 out of the 101 active HBCUs took a RippleMatch survey to analyze what their top priorities and values are in the workplace. Learn what these students find the most important in our guide. 

Download our guide to bolster your campus recruiting strategy and achieve your hiring goals this year and beyond.