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ERIC Number: EJ829461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0734-6670
Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Caretakers of Precious Treasure
Stewart, Gregory; Wright, Dianne; Perry, Tawan; Rankin, Charlisha
Journal of College Admission, n201 p24-29 Fall 2008
Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are institutions founded primarily for the education of African Americans, although their charters were not exclusionary. In 1907, African Americans rarely had other options for higher education except a historically black college or university. In 2008, HBCUs are still predominantly African American and thriving because these institutions are successfully educating and graduating African-American students. Although sometimes overlooked, HBCUs are an important option for high school students in the college search. These colleges offer benefits minority students may otherwise not receive. This article discusses the benefits offered by HBCUs for students who attend them. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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