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Diverse: Issues in Higher Education reports, "More HBCUs throughout the United States are flirting with disaster and facing the danger of closing. The reasons are varied, including financial issues, rejected accreditation, inability to recover from natural disasters, mismanagement of funds, decreased private funds and declining enrollment. In the article, The Plight of HBCUs,the author indicates that HBCU graduation rates are declining, fewer students are choosing to attend HBCUs and fundraising has been a perennial issue.
As HBCUs are undeniably a critical component to the education of minority students, there is an exceptional need to prevent the diminishing of HBCUs by highlighting the strengths and addressing the weaknesses of these institutions."
Read the entire article here.
The Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA is supported by Office of the Director of the National Institutes of Health / National Institutes of General Medical Sciences under award number U54GM119024.