Professor Marybeth Gasman and her research team at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania have published a new report on historically Black colleges and universities. The report is a good compilation of data taken mostly from statistics available on the websites of the Department of Education. Data is given on the racial and gender makeup of student bodies, graduation rates, endowments, faculty etc. There is not a lot new here, but the data pulled together in one place gives us a valuable overview of the current state of HBCUs.
But the report’s real value is a series of recommendations that the authors say “HBCUs can enact today and that will enable them to continue to play a crucial role in American education.”
The report, The Changing Face of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, may be downloaded by clicking here.