ERIC Number: ED056660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Public Negro Colleges - A Fact Book.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Atlanta, GA. Office for Advancement of Public Negro Colleges.
This publication is a reference guide to the nation's 33 public Negro colleges and universities providing both background and current facts. These institutions have special significance because of their traditional and continuing role in educating minority group students. Today, serving students of all races, the colleges enroll almost one-third of all black students in higher education, and more than three-fifths of all students in predominantly Negro colleges. Like other public colleges, the traditionally Negro institutions have a strong commitment to service beyond the campus. These colleges work in many ways to better interracial understanding and community relations. The achievements of public Negro colleges are especially remarkable because they have been carried out despite chronic shortages of funds and other resources. Until recently, these colleges received only minimal public and private attention and support. (HS)
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Black Community, Black Education, Black Influences, Black Institutions, Black Leadership, Black Students, Black Teachers, Higher Education
Dr. Herman B. Smith, Director, OAPNC, 805 Peachtree St., N.E., Suite 577, Atlanta, Georgia 30308
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Atlanta, GA. Office for Advancement of Public Negro Colleges.