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ERIC Number: EJ878194
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8485
HBCUs: Higher Education Institutions in Transition
Harper, Janice; Harper, Shirley
Metropolitan Universities, v17 n2 p78-88 2006
Historically Black Colleges and Universities have many organizational characteristics and challenges similar to those of all urban and metropolitan institutions: to serve increasing proportions of first-generation, multicultural students from diverse, often disadvantaged backgrounds while also contributing to economic and community development. However, HBCUs must reassess their missions and strategies. The authors outline the current challenges facing HBCUs in the twenty-first century, especially shrinking enrollments and constrained financial support, and suggest opportunities for new educational approaches that build on successful HBCU traditions of responsiveness to students and communities.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A