The Educational Effectiveness of HBCUs

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted a briefing on May 5, 2006, to assess the educational effectiveness of HBCUs.


Making the Grade: Improving Degree Attainment at HBCUs

For more than a century, HBCUs have been in the forefront of educating African Americans (as well as increasingly Latinos) and other disadvantaged students, many of whom are the first members of their families to attend college. Often the students More »


Comprehensive Funding Approaches for Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) play a vital role in serving students who typically face the most significant barriers to college success. This publication examines current HBCU funding sources, policies, and strategies, and recommends innovative ways to support these More »


Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976 to 2001

Historically Black Colleges and Universities, 1976 to 2001 is a tabular report that presents a quarter-century of trend information on HBCUs. The report contains summary information for HBCUs on enrollment, degrees, staff, salaries, and finances, with comparisons to other colleges More »


Contemporary HBCUs: Considering Institutional Capacities and State Priorities

Historically Black Institutions (HBCUs) represent less than 3 percent of all postsecondary institutions and produce 25 percent of African-American graduates. This study contends that traditional funding formulas that appropriate resources based on size and numbers of academic programs effectively maintain More »


Focus: Dreams Detoured

This fall, as millions of students head for the nation’s campuses, they’ve already learned at least one thing: College is expensive. Indeed, the rising cost of postsecondary education has been a complex and critical problem for several years, not just More »