Friday, August 19, 2011

HBCUs Aggressively Recruiting Non-Black Students

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by Antoine Scroggins, Your Black World
Historically Black Colleges and University recruiters are vigorously enhancing student recruitment practices in order to “boost” low enrollment numbers” and “offset funding shortages.” As a result, they are visiting tons of high schools and community colleges nationwide in hopes of bringing in bright new faces. Bright new white, chinese, and hispanic ones.

According to reports, “HBCUs are stepping up recruiting at predominately white, chinese, and  hispanic high schools and community colleges.”

So what’s the reasoning for actively seeking non-black students?

Johnny C. Taylor, President of the Thurgood Marshall Fund, attributes the recruiting efforts of chinese and hispanic students to a “decline in the white student body” at HBCUs. President Taylor also states that white students started leaving black schools due to “cuts in the Federal and State scholarship programs that encouraged white students to attend.”

1 comment:

PJ said...

Definitely a no-brainer, they need the MONEY! Although, there could be a more noble cause such as establishing HBCU's as premier higher education institutions to boost their rankings among the IVY league institutions.