Historically Black Colleges at a Crossroad

Posted by Brad J. Ward | Posted in Higher Education, Recruitment | Posted on 10-05-2007

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This article on US News and World Report discusses the crossroad that many historically black universities and colleges are at: recruiting students.

As I read the article, I came to a realization. Every single university I have interacted with recently seems to have one goal in mind: increase diversity. The students have to come from somewhere, and it sounds like these schools are starting to feel the effect of these efforts. This article got me thinking about several things, from accessibility/affordability of education for all students to our role as higher ed professionals in letting the students pick the school that’s right for them rather than luring them in with scholarships.

I think I’ll be chewing on this one for awhile.

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