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Penn GSE & the Center for Minority Serving Institutions Announce Publication of the Changing Face of Historically Black Colleges & Universities

Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 2013 – The nation’s 105 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are impressive centers of diversity, educating students across the ethnic and socioeconomic spectrum. And yet, these institutions have languished at the margins of most meaningful conversations about higher education, with many facing serious financial crises and often subject to criticism for their low retention and graduation rates. In a report released today, The Changing Face of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Dr. Marybeth Gasman, one of the country’s leading authorities on HBCUs, sets the record straight. The publication details the disproportionately large role that these colleges and universities play in educating historically underserved populations and considers many of the challenges and opportunities they face. (Read More