ERIC Number: EJ896891
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 105
Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Honoring the Past, Engaging the Present, Touching the Future
Allen, Walter R.; Jewell, Joseph O.; Griffin, Kimberly A.; Wolf, De'Sha S.
Journal of Negro Education, v76 n3 p263-280 Sum 2007
This article examines the history, present, and future of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). We begin with a brief review of the existing literature on HBCUs, considering common themes and how these institutions changed over time within a broader socio-historical landscape. In addition to historical information, we use a national database to illuminate trends and shifts in the students choosing to attend, and being served by, these institutions. We close by considering new challenges that face these institutions, addressing how HBCUs are positioned to move forward with their important mission of educating the Black community.
Descriptors: African American Community, Black Colleges, Higher Education, College Choice, Admission (School), Federal Legislation, Diversity (Institutional), Racial Segregation, Enrollment, Academic Achievement, College Students, African American Education, African American Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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