Fisk University is one of several Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) making gains in enrollment. The Covid-19 pandemic led to enrollment decreases and financial difficulties for HBCUs. These gains in enrollment are due to an appreciation of the contributions HBCUs made to black culture.
The HBCU designation was created by the US Higher Education Act of 1965 and included institutions established before 1964, with the “principal mission” being the education of Black Americans. The 105 currently operating HBCUs were founded with a common purpose: to educate a population that
Once the primary means for Black Americans to get a college education, Historically Black Colleges, and Universities (HBCUs), now account for just 9 percent of such students, while 91 percent are enrolled in predominantly white institutions (PWIs). But HBCUs, long bastions of Black excellence, are
The decision by sons of two high-profile black celebrities to enroll as freshmen at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to play college basketball made quite a stir in the news media as evidence by the two news articles attached to this blog. These announcements
One of the biggest media news items involving Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in recent years was the appointment of Deion Sanders as the head football coach at Jackson State University (JSU). The main reason behind the news coverage is the notoriety of Sanders,
Alabama State University (ASU), located in Montgomery, Alabama the state capitol, is the third Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to select a high-profile veteran NFL player with no coaching experience for the position of the head football coach for the upcoming 2022 football season.
Steve Harvey, the acclaimed comedian, television show host, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, and Robert Smith , a billionaire tech investor and philanthropist touted by Forbes as the richest Black person in America, teamed up to provide HBCU students with additional resources to pay for the cost of a college