Hbcu Research Paper

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Gabrielle Nicole Williams Professor Teague Eng. 304 7 December 2015 HBCU Compete PWI The historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are fledgling to compete with Predominately White Institutions (PWIs). HBCU were established to serve the educational needs of black Americans. Before HBCU college was create blacks were generally was denied admission to traditionally all white institutions. Since black Americans was prohibited from whites schools HBCUs became the principle means for providing postsecondary education. There are several reasons why all blacks’ schools does not compete with predominately white schools. HBCU’s most of the time do not keep their accreditation, their tests scores are very low, and do not get as much funding …show more content…

Accreditation has always been a lengthy problematic process for HBCUs. It is hard to imagine how a college would display without being accredited. There are many rumors saying that Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University lost their credibility back in 2013. That is a serious thing to loose. Most people do not know what it mean to lose credibility. When a school loose accreditation that mean the college or university is force to close its doors. This is because the school will no longer be eligible to receive federal and state financial aid. 98.9 schools significant source come from federal funding. It's not illegal for a school to operate without institutional accreditation but no students would like to attend one of those colleges. There are numerous reasons that could cause a school to lose accreditation, not all of which necessarily mean the school is poorly educating students. Since the passage in 1952 of the Readjustment Assistance Act accreditation has been tied to federal financial aid. Unaccredited institutions are not eligible to award federal and state student aid which are veterans’ benefits, loans, and different grants that the state offer. Most of the students could not attend college without these …show more content…

Maximum HBCUs are obligated to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for official endorsement. SACS has recently been the most active of the regional associations in its public sanctioning of institutions (The Adversity of Diversity) .It has been criticized for its disproportionate attention to HBCUs. According to faculty members Saran Donahoo and Wynetta Lee, between 1996 and 2005, 25 percent of SACS’s sanctions pertained to black colleges, while these institutions make up only 13 percent of the SACS institutional membership. In addition, nearly half of the twenty institutions that lost their accreditation from SACS were historically black

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  • Explains that historically black colleges and universities (hbcus) are fledgling to compete with predominately white institutions (pwis).
  • Explains that before the civil war, higher education for african american students was virtually nonexistent. they had to secretly try to read and teach their self-studies. the institute for colored youth started in 1830s by a group of philadelphia quakers.
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