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The Plight of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions established prior to the 1964 Civil Rights Act that focuses on educating African-Americans. They have a long, rich history in U.S. education. But with the end of segregation in education, fewer black students are choosing to attend HBCUs, soRead More
Over 85 leaders of HBCUs met with President Donald Trump at the White House earlier this year in what turned out to be merely another photo op for Trump. (Photo by Martinez Monsivais/AP) The White House has rejected calls to postpone an upcoming conference on historically Black colleges next month, despite requests from Black lawmakersRead More
WASHINGTON Ronald Carter, president of Johnson C. Smith University, said he’s seen just what he expected to see so far from President Donald Trump’s initiative on historically black colleges and universities – nothing. “There’s a statement attributed to a French philosopher who said that ‘The eyes cannot see what the mind doesn’t comprehend,’ ” saidRead More
Even as GAO and others say department needs to do more to monitor institutions for financial risks, department doesn’t plan changes. By Andrew Kreighbaum September 21, 2017 0 COMMENTS The Department of Education rejected two recent calls to improve its monitoring of the financial health of colleges and universities — despite findingsRead More
White House ends months of waiting by naming new leader of its HBCU initiative. Some observers cautiously welcome the pick, while others note his lack of experience working in academia or government. By Andrew Kreighbaum September 19, 2017 0 COMMENTS Johnathan Holifield President Trump’s pick to lead the White House Initiative on HistoricallyRead More
At Tuskegee University in Alabama, 18.3 percent of alumni contributed in the two-year span. (Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG/Getty Images) The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have roomRead More
While North Carolina A&T State University has broken its own enrollment mark as the nation’s largest historically black college or university, several HBCUs are posting record enrollment for first-year students and total headcount. Kentucky State University this week reported a first-year student increase of more than 160 percent from its confirmed student post of 194 students at the beginningRead More
The White House announced Friday it’s switching up the format of an upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and representatives of historically black colleges. The move comes as his administration continues to face deep criticism over its polarizing views on race relations in the U.S. While the White House statement did not detail what modificationsRead More