Monday, December 13, 2010

Civil Rights Commission Report Finds That HBCUs Do a Better Job of Graduating Black STEM Majors

Diverse Issues in Higher Education
by Joyce Jones , December 13, 2010

Since their inception, historically Black colleges and universities have served as a lifeline to higher learning for African-Americans. Indeed, they were established to provide higher education opportunities for Blacks who were excluded from mainstream universities. A report released by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights last week, titled “The Educational Effectiveness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities,” finds that these institutions continue to play a pivotal role in helping Blacks gain academic equality.

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