HBCUs

Minority Serving Institutions

The AAUP is a strong supporter of historically black colleges and universities and their faculty. We are engaging in a multi-year effort to consult with historically black institutions about academic freedom and shared governance, to strengthen academic programs, and raise the stature of these institutions among colleges and universities.

How To Paint A Better Portrait Of HBCUs

The mainstream media’s often-negative portrayals of historically black colleges and universities mislead the public and can even exacerbate problems some HBCUs already face. Those portrayals can—and should—be challenged and changed.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Recent Trends

Report discussing recent trends regarding Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Three Things HBCUs Could Do to Survive and Succeed

Is there still a place for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) in the United States? This question has been asked repeatedly since the end of legal segregation and exclusionary policies at predominantly white institutions more than a half century ago, but it is based on a false premise. HBCUs have not become dinosaurs.

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