Several HBCUs placed on federal financial sanctions last fall, but context is key

The department has been uneven in recent years at data keeping for default rates, which has been scrutinized for lacking context on the raw numbers associated with graduation or attrition rates.

Court Ruling Confirms: HBCUs Do Not Have to Share If They Are Going Out of Business

A federal judge in Massachusetts has dismissed a lawsuit from former students at Mount Ida College, who claimed that the school defrauded them by not disclosing the financial struggles of […]

Pennsylvania Approves Tuition Control for State Institutions. Will The Measure Help Cheyney to Survive?

Cheyney University will be among 14 colleges and universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education will be authorized to set its own tuition rates, likely beginning in 2020. 

HBCU Leadership Hirings, Firings & Resignations: The 2017-18 Final Report

When executive leadership turns over at an institution of higher education, context matters. In some instances, executives who’ve served long tenures retire with preparations made and accreditation, financial solvency, and […]

Why HBCU Trustees, Presidents Should Pay Close Attention to UMass-Boston

A few weeks ago, the University of Massachusetts System made headlines when it allowed its flagship campus in Amherst to buy a cash-strapped private liberal arts school, Mount Ida College, […]