Historically black colleges

Proposed federal rules for student debt forgiveness worry some nonprofit colleges

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Education Department's proposed rule for student debt forgiveness could threaten traditional colleges as well as for-profits, particularly over its broad view of what counts as misrepresentation.

Obama comments to Southern U student set off debate on president and black colleges

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President’s answer to a question from a Southern University student frustrates some HBCU advocates and sets off debate on the administration's priorities.

Maryland and HBCU advocates at odds over how to remedy segregation in higher ed

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In Maryland, the state challenges view that new programs at historically black colleges will attract white students.

Survey finds big differences between black HBCU graduates, those who attended other institutions

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New Gallup-Purdue University report says black students are more likely to feel supported and be engaged in work after graduation if they attend historically black colleges and universities.

For HBCU football teams, playing big teams means big losses, and worse

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Are the physical and emotional beatings that come with historically black colleges and universities competing against big-time football powers worth the financial incentive?

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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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

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