Our Impact

UNCF was founded in 1944 to help more African American students attend and graduate from college.

Since then, we've helped to more than double the number of minorities attending college.

$4.5 Billion
Amount contributed to UNCF to date
430,000+
Students with college degrees, thanks to UNCF
70%
Graduation rate for UNCF scholarship recipients is 11 percentage points higher than the national average for all students at four-year colleges
400
UNCF programs award 10,000+ scholarships every year
37
Member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) supported by UNCF
50,000+
Students educated by UNCF-member HBCUs each year
25%
Of African American STEM bachelor's degrees are awarded by more than 100 HBCUs
$32 million
Increase in support for HBCUs and other minority-serving colleges and students by the U.S. Department of Education in FY2016
300,000
Students at minority-serving colleges will benefit from free or reduced tuition through the America's College Promise Act, if enacted into law
372,000
Students with restored PLUS Loans for college
400
Community leaders in Indianapolis working together to improve education
62%
Survey respondents who believe public school reform efforts would be more effective if African American leaders were more involved

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