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2023 Edition

A Guide to Recruiting at HBCUs

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

Seeking out candidates from a wide range of colleges and universities is an important strategy for building a diverse pipeline, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), a group of more than 100 universities with historical significance and hundreds of thousands of bright, talented students. 

But to successfully recruit from HBCUs, you'll need to understand a bit more about their unique environment and their students, and which schools are graduating students with skillsets your organization needs. Our guide includes key facts you need to know about HBCUs, tips for recruiting from HBCUs, and what HBCU students value at work today. Plus, we include HBCU rankings across a variety of majors to support your recruiting strategy.

Hoping to establish or expand your presence at HBCUs? Our guide has everything you need to know.

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What you’ll learn from this report:

  • 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 university recruiters who are engaging candidates and developing strong relationships on campuses.
  • What HBCU Students Value at Work

    Students at active HBCUs took a RippleMatch survey to help us analyze what their top priorities and values are in the workplace. Learn what these students find the most important in our guide.

  • Top HBCUs to Recruit From Across Majors

    See the latest rankings of the top 20 HBCUs across the country, as well the top 10 HBCUs for students in STEM, computer science, business, and liberal arts.

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