Black Issues in Higher Education

Black Issues in Higher Education is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 10, July 9

Graduating in Prosperous Times
When Ed Wrenn pursued a bachelor's degree in computer information systems at Florida A&M University, the young Boston-area native kept an unwavering watch on the job market. During his time at FAMU, Wrenn estimates that he had contact with nearly...
Judge to Mississippi: Monitor Minority Freshman Enrollment
JACKSON, Miss. -- U.S. District Judge Neal Biggers Jr. has directed the state College Board to monitor decreasing freshman enrollment at Mississippi's historically Black institutions [HBCUs). In the past couple of years, there has been a noticeable...
Loan Debt: A New View
Student loan debt. It weighs heavily upon hundreds of thousands of Americans. It also is the leading reason African Americans drop out of college. Yet, surprisingly, a new study shows that indebted Black students actually are carrying a lighter debt...
Proprietary Preference
One of the surprises emerging from Black Issues's analysis of the top one hundred institutions conferring degrees on people of color was in the rise of proprietary colleges as major players -- particularly in the fields of engineering-related technologies,...
Supporting Student Persistence
In 1978, when Uri Treisman first created the Mathematics Workshop at the University of California-Berkeley, he was trying to solve a local problem: although there were very few African American and Hispanic students in the freshman calculus class,...
The New Faces of College
Last year marked York College's thirtieth anniversary. This spring, the college, which is part of the City University of New York (CUNY) system, passed yet another milestone. For the first time, it graduated more than 1,000 students, about 75 percent...
The Surging Degree Wave
As the number of White students receiving college degrees has stayed steady for the last five years, the number of African American, Hispanic. Asian. and Native American degree recipients has soared. "It's real progress," says Dr. Michael Nettles,...
The Top 100: Interpreting the Data
For the seventh consecutive year, the publishers of Black Issues have asked me to to produce lists of the institutions that confer the largest number of degrees to students of color in the United States. These simple lists are presented with the objective...