Sharp Increase in Graduate Students at HBCU in North Carolina

Dr. Paula Viltz

Historically black Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina reports an increase in graduate enrollments from 65 students in 2010 to 98 this year. The university hired a recruiter to bring in more students to the university’s graduate programs.

A $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education provides funds for scholarships for up to 50 graduate students in mathematics and biology.

Paula Viltz, director of graduate education, states, “We are working hard to develop a graduate student culture on a predominantly undergraduate campus.”

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