Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

What is
Black College Quiz?

  • Quiz ShowThe purpose of the Black College Quiz game show series is to encourage an appreciation of African-American Heritage by all people in an entertaining quiz show format.
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities The quiz show features college students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Predominately Black Institutions, and Universities and Colleges with Black Studies Departments from around the country showcasing their knowledge and skills of African-American history and culture.
  • Scholarships & PrizesScholarships awarded in the range of $250 to $8,500.

People pay for what they do and for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it…by the lives they lead. James Baldwin

Scholarships & Grants

Black College Quiz understands the importance of a quality education and that many students struggle to afford a quality education at a higher-level institution. We're doing our part to help students find grants, scholarships, and programs available to help you advance your education at a Historically Black Colleges & University. Visit out resource section for more information.


Historically Black Colleges & Universities offer students regardless of race the opportunity to expand upon their education. To build a skill set and develop their talents so they may find jobs in the private sector or become entrepreneurs.

Where do I start?

WE have simplified the process; you will find numerous tools in our resource section to help guide you on your journey.

Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift. – Oprah Winfrey

Meet the host
Nephew Tommy

Black College Quiz is hosted live in Atlanta, Georgia by Radio host, actor, comedian, producer, entrepreneur Thomas Miles, aka "Nephew Tommy".
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today. Malcom X

Black College Quiz is produced in memory of the late Dr. Rosemary R. Jackson, who served as the Research Director and Associate Producer of the series.

In Honor of
Dr. Rosemary R. Jackson

Dr. Jackson’s lifelong passion was education, which she instilled in her family, especially her children and grandsons. Her daughter is a graduate of Syracuse University and her son graduated from the University of Minnesota. Through her tireless support and encouragement, her eldest grandson graduated from Morehouse College and her youngest grandson is a student at Baylor University. Dr. Jackson received a Bachelor’s Degree from Chicago State University, a Master’s Degree from National College of Education, a second Master’s Degree in English from DePaul University and her Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies from Loyola University.

You can only become accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. - Maya Angelou


The Department of Education data reveals African American students with a 4-year degree have incomes substantially higher than those that have not earned a degree. The major you choose will greatly determine your salary. Make a wise decision and choose a major that you're passionate about. The following graph is from the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University. Please view the full graph in College earnings and majors. You can also download the chart here.
Median income for African American college graduate
Median income for African American with high school diploma
The truth about African Americans attending college

Did you know?

Black Americans, in the United States, are among those most likely to earn a postsecondary degree. The National Center for Education Statistics reported that from the academic years 2000–2001 to 2015–2016, the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Black students increased by 75% and the number of associate degrees earned by Black students increased by 110%. Black students are making headway in graduate education as well,for example, the numbers of Black students enrolled in master's degree programs nearly doubled between 1996 and 2016. 

Making strides

Find out important facts, news and what African Americans are doing in their community nationally.

Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Today, there are 107 HBCUs with more than
228,000 students enrolled.