At many HBCUs, just 1 in 3 students are men. Here’s why that matters.

From The Washington Post: “Experts agree about one source of the downturn. By the time they are set to graduate from high school, Black male students often do not feel they are college material. The enrollment decline shows that. Meredith Anderson, the K-12 research director at the United Negro College Fund, calls it a ‘belief gap’ between what Black male students can achieve and what others, such as teachers or college counselors, think they can. … for fields such as teaching and medicine, which already are experiencing shortages, shrinking numbers of men at HBCUs could hurt efforts to enlarge the ranks of those professions. HBCUs educate half of the nation’s Black teachers and funnel more Black applicants to medical schools than non-HBCUs do.”

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