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JBHE Weekly Bulletin — January 12, 2006

Academic Disciplines of African-American College Faculty: A new report from the U.S. Department of Education finds that blacks make up 5.5 percent of all full-time instructional faculty at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

California Community College with Significant Drops in Black Enrollments: The decline in black enrollments is particularly heavy at certain community colleges in California. Compton College near Los Angeles, which is in danger of losing its accreditation, has seen black enrollments drop from 6,298 in 2001 to 2,066 in 2004.

How Students at the Black Colleges Rate Their Professors: When JBHE visited the site,, 318 of the professors at Howard University had been rated by students. This was the largest number of faculty members rated at any historically black college or university.

Measuring the Progress of African Americans in Higher Education: A Ten-Year Report Card:



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