Department of Education Awards $13.7 Million to 23 Predominantly Black Colleges

department-of-educationThe United States Department of Education has awarded more than $13.7 million to 23 predominantly Black educational institutions to strengthen their educational programs. The colleges and universities each received about $600,000 over five years. Institutions receiving funds are not historically Black colleges and universities but other institutions with a large percentage of Black students.

Institutions receiving funding under the grant program are listed below along with the Black percentage of their undergraduate student bodies in 2014:

  • Albany Technical College, Albany, Georgia (80% Black)
  • Medgar Evers College, Brooklyn, New York (80% Black)
  • Chicago State University, Chicago, Illinois (74% Black)
  • Olive Harvey College, Chicago, Illinois (69% Black)
  • Mississippi Delta Community College, Moorhead, Mississippi (62% Black)
  • Malcolm X College, Chicago, Illinois (61% Black)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College, Memphis, Tennessee (59% Black)
  • South Georgia Technical College, Americus, Georgia (56% Black)
  • Mid-South Community College, West Memphis, Arkansas (55% Black)
  • Cedar Valley College, Lancaster, Texas (53% Black)
  • Halifax Community College, Weldon, North Carolina (53% Black)
  • Bloomfield College, Bloomfield, New Jersey (52% Black)
  • Central Georgia Technical College, Warner Robins, Georgia (52% Black)
  • Florence-Darlington Technical College, Florence, South Carolina (50% Black)
  • Oconee Fall Line Technical College, Sandersville, Georgia (50% Black)
  • Augusta Technical College, Augusta, Georgia (49% Black)
  • Pulaski Technical College, North Little Rock, Arkansas (48% Black)
  • Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (45% Black)
  • Central Carolina Technical College, Sumter, South Carolina (44% Black)
  • University of West Alabama, Livingston, Alabama (41% Black)
  • Georgia Perimeter College, Decatur, Georgia (41% Black)
  • Northeastern Technical College, Cheraw, South Carolina (41% Black)
  • York College, City University of New York, Jamaica, New York (40% Black)

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