Some say the need for HBCUs has long passed and it’s time to give up the ghost on an “all black everything” college education. Beyond very entertaining halftime shows, legendary homecoming celebrations and the string of news articles on financial mismanagement– a lot of folks just aren’t familiar with what HBCUs have to offer.
The Grio took some time to explain just that:
HBCUs excel as a group as well. A National Science Foundation study found that the top eight colleges producing African Americans who went on to get Ph.Ds. in science and engineering over the previous decade were HBCUs — ahead of Harvard, UC-Berkeley, MIT, Brown and Stanford.
Check out more of the pro-HBCU argument right here!
Do you think HBCUs are still important? Why or why not?