The Cosby Show spin-off A Different World, which starred Lisa Bonet as Denise Huxtable, exposed the world to what life might be like at a historically Black college or university across the nation.
Denise Huxtable attended fictional university Hillman College on the show, and in this video, we’re breaking down just how much it would have cost her to attend today. The Hampton University-inspired fictional college is one that depicted the HBCU experience in such a unique way. The series, which first aired in 1993, features elements of Spelman, Clark Atlanta University, Howard University and Hampton University.
The show’s accurate portrayal of how unique the black college experience is also owed to producer Debbie Allen’s time at Howard University, which ultimately gave the show a greater level of authenticity, Complex wrote about Hillman in their round-up of fictional colleges in film/television.
This is how much Denise Huxtable’s tuition and school expenses would have cost her back in the 90s!