Plan Would Lower Tuition, Change Names at NC HBCUs

February 19, 2016

Legislators in North Carolina are drafting plans that would dramatically cut tuition and change the names of some of North Carolina's public historically black colleges, The News & Observer reported. The draft bill would also seek to increase the "student diversity" of these institutions, which are predominantly black and some of which have suffered enrollment declines in recent years. One of the institutions is Fayetteville State University, which under the draft legislation would become the University of North Carolina-Fayetteville. WRAL News reported that many students object to the possible name change.

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