ERIC Number: ED467333
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Dec-28
Historically Black Colleges and Universities: An Educational System at the Crossroads.
This paper explores the role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the current social and educational climate. Considerable research has documented the importance of HBCUs in U.S. education. In 1994, the National Center for Education Statistics noted that the 103 HBCUs at that time represented only 3% of the institutions of higher education but produced one-third of all black college graduates. Data from a study by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education show the perceived importance of HBCUs to African American students and faculty. So that the HBCU educational system continues to be a complement to the U.S. higher education system, the paper makes 13 recommendations to strengthen the position of this vital component of the higher education system. HBCUs should not be dismantled or reengineered to confirm their role in the U.S. higher education system. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
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