Black Colleges and Universities: Their Past, Path and Leadership

Research based text which discusses the plight of black higher education in America. The text discusses the economic history, challenges and growth of the Historical Black College or University over the past 100+ yearts.

Abstract: 

The continued existence of black colleges and universities has been challenging. The lack of adequate funding, humble beginnings, ability to continue attracting students following the integration of educational institutions are factors that have presented obstacles to HBCU administrators. However, in spite of these challenges, HBCUs have graduated nearly one-third of all African American students in the United States by providing quality education and emotional support required of students who are often first-generation college students. This chapter describes the various challenges and obstacles faced by HBCUs and how these institutions have survived. The entire text speaks to the approaches these institutions may continue to take to provide effective organizational management and leadership.

This publication has been peer reviewed.
Publication Type: 
Book Chapter
Authors: 
Paula E Young
Year of Publication: 
2013
Journal, Book, Magazine or Other Publication Title: 
Survival of the HBCU: Making It Happen
Volume: 
1
Edition: 
1st
Pages: 
39-50
Publisher: 
Lexington
Date Published: 
Friday, August 30, 2013
Place Published: 
Lanham, MD
Publication Language: 
English
ISBN Number: 
978-0-7391-8109-6
Editors: 
Edward B. Fort. Ed.D.
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