ERIC Number: ED082659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Federal Aid to Predominately Black Colleges.
Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
This document reports the results of a study of federal aid to predominantly black colleges. The findings indicate: (1) Black colleges received 82% of their federal funds from the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW) in fiscal year 1972. (2) Outside DHEW, the primary sources of federal aid to predominantly black colleges were the Department of Agriculture and the National Science Foundation. (3) More than half of all federal support to black colleges came from four Office of Education programs: Educational Opportunity Grants, National Defense Student Loans, College Work-Study, and developing institutions programs. (4) During the academic year 1972-73, the predominantly black colleges and universities enrolled 246,219 of the 9,297,789 students enrolled in institutions of higher learning. (5) Total federal support to all colleges and universities rose from $3.9 billion in 1971 to $4.4 billion in 1972. (6) Eighty-four of the predominantly black colleges received more than $1 million each in federal funds. (7) Federally funded student aid programs accounted for $104 million of all federal assistance directed to black colleges in 1972. (8) Federal funding of research and development projects at black colleges more than tripled from 1971 to 1972. (9) Federal funds for construction, facilities, and equipment decreased from $20 million in 1971 to $13 million in 1972. (MJM)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Note: Education Briefing Paper