UNCF Fact Sheet

UNCF, the country’s largest and most effective minority education organization, enables students to get the college education they need and that we as a nation need them to have. 

UNCF changes lives by helping the students of today become the teachers, scientists, business people, doctors and nurses of tomorrow. As such, we are so much more than a collection of facts and stats. But we are extremely proud of our accomplishments. They include:

  • Awarding more than 12,000 scholarships worth about $70 million
  • Hundreds of thousands of individuals, corporations and foundations have contributed more than $5 billion to send students to and through college since the organization began in 1944.
  • Providing operating funds that make it possible for UNCF’s member HBCUs to offer their students quality academic programs in a small-college environment and still keep their average tuition approximately 27% lower than comparable institutions.
  • Serving as a national advocate for the importance of HBCUs, minority education and college readiness by representing HBCUs’ and students’ public policy interests in Washington, in cities around the country and in the media.

Download our fact sheet and discover how UNCF benefits students.