ERIC Number: ED328206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Dec-16
Reference Count: N/A
Hearing on Issues and Matters Pertaining to Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Hearing before the Committee on Education and Labor. House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
This document reports oral and written testimony given for an oversight hearing by witnesses concerning the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965 primarily as it affects Black colleges and universities. Witnesses included college presidents from historically black colleges/universities including Smith University (North Carolina), Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Bethune-Cookman College (Florida), Medgar Evers College (New York), Wiley College (Texas), Hampton University (Virginia), North Carolina Central University, University of Arkansas, Clark Atlanta University (Georgia), Virginia State University, Meharry Medical School (Tennessee), North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, and Lincoln University (Pennsylvania). Their testimonies focused on problems experienced by those institutions in their effort to matriculate and graduate black and other minority students. Witnesses spoke of such issues as: the lack of federal and state support in the development of black universities/colleges; rapid decline in college enrollments among minorities; lack of access to higher education for minorities; and need for student financial aid. Statements by an executive of the Philip Morris Companies and Congressmen William Grey and Augustus F. Hawkins are also included. (LPT)
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indians, Black Colleges, Blacks, College Students, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Enrollment, Financial Support, Hearings, Higher Education, Hispanic Americans, Institutional Mission, Minority Groups, Research Universities, State Aid, Student Attrition, Student Financial Aid, Student Loan Programs, Universities
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act 1965