Historically black colleges

North Carolina A&T State U, an HBCU, plans online education expansion

Historically black North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State U, which aims to increase its enrollment by nearly 50 percent over the next decade, is one of several HBCUs that see online education as a way to grow.

Anxiety over massive proposed cuts to Louisiana's colleges felt across the state

Students, faculty and administrators in Louisiana are under a cloud of uncertainty as state officials look for revenue streams to avoid making one of the largest cuts to higher education in history. 

Legislators seek 2-year closure for South Carolina State U.

Legislative panel seeks to close South Carolina State U. for two years. Supporters of the historically black college vow to oppose plan they fear would effectively kill the institution.

Lincoln U. of Pa. president, criticized for rape remarks, has more firestorms on his plate

President of Lincoln U. in Pennsylvania, widely criticized this week for remarks on rape, has many more problems on his plate, according to faculty and students.

Public HBCUs, facing tests on many fronts, fight for survival


Public historically black colleges face stress on all fronts. Will some fail? Are some being deserted by their states?

UNCF receives $25m from Koch brothers, prompting praise and anger

Koch brothers make major gift to the UNCF, primarily for scholarships -- and some wonder why black college group accepted the money and will give Koch some say in how recipients are selected.

Georgia university system proposes consolidation of 8 campuses

The recession opened the door for the University System of Georgia's proposal to consolidate eight campuses. It still won't be easy.

Report finds Parent PLUS loans worsen outcomes for poorest families, urges policy reforms

Report finds loan program -- critical to many historically black institutions -- exacerbates economic inequality for low-income black families by adding student debt they can't repay.

KIPP charter school alumni more likely to report 'sense of belonging' at HBCUs

New findings show Knowledge Is Power Program alumni who attend historically black colleges are more likely to report a “sense of belonging” and good mental health than those who attend other colleges.

South Carolina HBCU could close because of sagging enrollment and finances

Historically black technical college in South Carolina may close due to sharp enrollment drops, raising questions about whether it receives adequate support and concerns about the hole it might leave.


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