Monday, February 16, 2009

Are Black Colleges In Peril?

In 1977, 35% of black students received degrees from historically black colleges. 32 years later, 13% of black students are enrolled at Historically Black Colleges. Many students are simply choosing the diversity of a Harvard or Georgia Tech, while in many cases it's simply coming down to the scholarship money that's available at larger schools. Three HBCU's in the Atlanta area: Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse and Spelman all announced cutbacks to staff in the lat month, which is a direct result of the economic downturn.

HBCU's are are suffering from the pneumonia that hits black establishments during a major economic downturn. I wonder if there's any money in the stimulus package to assist in these times of need. Thanks to the Atlanta Journal Constitution for the article.

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