Our Impact | UNCF

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.

500,000+
Students with college degrees, thanks to UNCF
$5 Billion+
Amount contributed to UNCF to date
$11 Million
Total awarded in scholarships to students in our top five cities: New York City, Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, DC
70%
Graduation rate for UNCF scholarship recipients is nine 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
8,000+
Graduates of UNCF-member colleges annually
20%
Of African American STEM bachelor's degrees are awarded by more than 100 HBCUs

Help more students go to college.