Historically Black colleges and universities are used to making the most of limited resources—a mindset that is helping the institutions support students during challenging times.
Early fall enrollment numbers show the pandemic’s disproportionate toll on low-income families and communities of color, sparking concern about the long-term implications for access and equity in higher education.
The billionaire’s gift will provide grants to approximately 800 students, in hopes of reducing their debt, increasing the number of Black doctors, and mitigating health disparities that limit economic opportunity in Black communities.
The trailblazing former men’s basketball coach died on August 30, having earned both an NCAA championship and widespread admiration for his unwavering commitment to student-athletes, civil rights, and educational opportunity.
Senator Kamala Harris is the first graduate of a historically Black college or university to be nominated for vice president by a major political party.
The billionaire—who made headlines last year for clearing the student debt of 400 Morehouse graduates—now hopes to help thousands of students at historically Black colleges and universities bypass high-interest, fixed-payment private loans.
More than 60 of California’s 115 community colleges have joined an alliance that will provide participating institutions with training and resources as they work to promote racial equity and improve their campuses’ racial climate.
Black graduates across the country are reeling as they transition from college to the workforce while grappling with the effects of racism and police violence, the coronavirus pandemic, stark student loan debt inequities—and a keen awareness of how the color of their skin complicates their career prospects.
As the nation grieves the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black Americans, leaders across higher education, including Georgetown University President John J. DeGioia, are reflecting on their institutions’ role in addressing racism and injustice.
As much as 60 to 70 percent of the growth in earnings gaps since the 1980s can be traced back to disparities in college access and degree completion, according to a new book from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
A new study finds that states that banned affirmative action have seen a long-term decline in the share of Black, Latinx, and Native American students at their public universities.
The coronavirus pandemic has affected all areas of higher education, but historically Black colleges and universities are in a uniquely precarious position.