Many HBCUs Are Struggling and Ten States Are Exacerbating the Problems by Failing to Meet Historic Commitments

ACADEME BLOG

A new report from the Association for Public and Land-Grant Universities is titled Land-Grant but Unequal. Focusing on the funding for the HBCUs covered under the Second Morrill Act of 1890, the report offers the following conclusions:

“From 2010-2012, 61 percent of 1890 land-grant institutions did not receive 100 percent of the one-to-one-matching funds from their respective states for extension or research funding.

“Between 2010-2012, 1890 land-grant universities did not receive more than $31 million in extension funding due to states not meeting the one-to-one match requirement.

“From 2010-2012, 1890 land-grant universities did not receive more than $25 million in research funding due to states not meeting the one-to-one match requirement.

“Combined, 1890 land-grant universities did not receive almost $57 million due to states not meeting the one-to-one match.”

States ignoring their fiscal commitments has too often been redefined by political leaders as exercising fiscal responsibility, but what that…

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