Journal Title:  Journal of Pharmacy Teaching | Vol:  3 | Issue:  2 | Year:  1992   
Print ISSN:  1044-0054 | Online ISSN:  1540-7365   

The Advantages of a Minority Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Marilyn D. Saulsbury

pages: 137 - 140


There are many reasons for Black students to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The low student-to-teacher ratio is a definitive factor for many Black students, in which the possibility of requesting and getting individual help, if necessary, IS achievable. Secondly, a feeling of unified competitiveness to succeed not only individually, but as a race, is a positive factor. Moreover, young Black students are welcomed on the basis of their academic, social or artistic talents, with no reference to fulfilling a racial quota. Furthermore, at HBCUs, Black students have role models who perpetuate the belief that all people have the right and capability to learn and excel in all fields of study. Finally, Black students feel a renewed sense of pride in themselves when they attend Black institutions of higher learning.