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ERIC Number: EJ1216570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2984
Public HBCUs' Financial Resource Distribution Disparities in Capital Spending
Brown, Walter A.; Burnette, Daarel
Journal of Negro Education, v83 n2 p173-182 Spr 2014
The purpose of this study is to address differences in states' capital spending between public four-year historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and their predominantly White institutions (PWIs) counterparts located in the southeastern and bordering regions of the United States. This investigation was viewed through nine academic years (2002 to 2010) and in those states where the United States v. Fordice decision mandated the dismantling of 'de facto segregation' practices. When referring to matters of governance contrary to a regulation, this means in custom but not necessarily ordained by law. In the case regarding capital spending per full time equivalent (FTE) between the combined HBCUs and PWIs population, the Maim-Whitney U tests revealed several instances where there were disparities in capital spending between the two groups. Of the researched periods, PWIs overall capital spending patterns were statistically higher than HBCUs in six of the nine years. These findings agree with anecdotal accusations that alleged capital spending ambiguities still exist after the Fordice decision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States v Fordice; Brown v Board of Education; Adams v Richardson; Civil Rights Act 1964
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A