ERIC Number: ED031153
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
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Public Negro Colleges. A Fact Book.
National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
This booklet presents background material and current facts about the 34 US public Negro colleges and universities that have provided educational opportunities in 19 Southern and border states for able and deserving black students at generally low costs for over 100 years. Because of steady improvement in educational quality, a constantly broadening spectrum of liberal and professional education, and meaningful contributions to the community, these institutions are attracting growing numbers of black and white students despite an increase in higher education opportunities at predominantly white institutions. State appropriations provide 50% of their income, 12% comes from tuition and student fees, and auxiliary enterprises account for 25%; the federal government provides 10%, and private gifts and grants account for 1%, 50% of which come from foundations. Public Negro institutions, which award approximately 10,300 bachelor's and 1,400 master's degrees annually, had a 1968-1969 student enrollment of 93,470, including one third of all black students in US higher education. The fact book discusses the history of these institutions, their students, academic and public service programs, alumni, faculty, finances, and facilities. It also lists the 34 institutions, each with mailing address and other data. Copies of the booklet are available from the Office for Advancement of Public Negro Colleges, 805 Peachtree Street, N.E., Suite 577, Atlanta, Georgia 30308. (WM)
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Sponsor: Sears-Roebuck Foundation, Skokie, IL.
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.