This Year the States Are More Generous Than Uncle Sam in Funding Black Colleges

A report prepared by the Center for the Study of Education Policy at Illinois State University finds that state budget increases for higher education averaged more than 5 percent for the 2005-06 academic year. But the percentage increase in appropriations for many, but not all, black colleges and universities is significantly larger than the average.

It must be remembered that in the past many of these institutions were grossly underfunded by the states compared to the appropriations offered to predominantly white institutions. Thus, the larger than average increases for the black colleges and universities is, in many cases, simply an ongoing effort to correct for the racial discrimination of the past.

Here is a list of some of the black colleges and universities that had significant increases in state aid for the 2005-06 academic year.


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