Higher Education of People of Color: Views on Effectiveness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Encouraging Pursuit of STEM Careers


Dana G. Perry (Editor)

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU036000

The Black College and University Act defined an historically black college and university (HBCU) as one that existed before 1964 with a historic and contemporary mission of educating blacks while being open to all. An HBCU must either have earned accreditation from a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association or be making reasonable progress toward accreditation.

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights conducted a briefing on May 5, 2006, to assess the educational effectiveness of HBCUs. This book discusses HBCUs and examines why minority college students who begin their college studies intending to major in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) leave these disciplines in disproportionate numbers before graduation.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents



The Educational Effectiveness of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
(U.S. Commission on Civil Rights)

Encouraging Minority Students to Pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Careers
(U.S. Commission on Civil Rights)


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