President Donald Trump signs FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill increasing areas of HBCU funding

President Donald Trump signs FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill increasing areas of HBCU funding

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 is the United States omnibus spending bill for the U.S. federal government for FY2018 enacted by the 115th United States Congress and signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 23, 2018.

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) — President Donald Trump grudgingly signed a $1.3 trillion federal spending measure Friday and averted a midnight government shutdown — but only after undercutting his own negotiators and setting off a mini-panic with a last-minute veto threat. The episode further eroded the already damaged credibility of both the president and a White House staff that had assured the nation he was onboard.

Trump said he was “very disappointed” in the package, in part because it did not fully pay for his planned border wall with Mexico and did not extend protection from deportation to some 700,000 “Dreamer” immigrants due to lose coverage under a program the president himself has moved to eliminate.

Trump’s decision to ultimately sign the bill came after a call from Speaker Ryan. At around 9:30 a.m. Friday, Ryan encouraged the president to sign the bill, according to a person familiar with the communication, and discussed all the wins it delivered, especially for the military. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the private conversation.

It was the second time Ryan had been forced to intervene this week. On Wednesday, the speaker made a surprise trip to the White House, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell joining in by phone, to try to keep Trump in accord. A White House official that day denied that Trump was considering vetoing the package, and Ryan emerged from the huddle saying Trump would support the bill.

Trump’s decision to ultimately sign the bill averted what would have been the third federal shutdown of the year, an outcome both parties wanted to avoid.

The omnibus spending bill, which will fund the government through September, beefs up military and domestic programs, delivering federal funds to every corner of the country.

But the plan was rejected by many Republicans who campaigned on spending restraints and balanced budgets.


Xavier University, Dillard University and Southern University at New Orleans debt erased in federal budget deal

The Times Picayune

More than a decade after Hurricane Katrina, the federal Education Department has fully forgiven three historically black universities in New Orleans for about $335 million in hurricane relief debt owed to the government, according to federal officials.

Xavier University at Louisiana, Southern University at New Orleans, and Dillard University are three of four Gulf Coast HBCUs that received money in 2007 to rebuild after suffering millions of dollars in water and wind damage in 2005. Tougaloo College, an HBCU north of Jackson, Miss., was also forgiven for $28 million in federal loans.

The Education Department Wednesday (March 14) stated the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 made funds available to fully forgive the loans for the universities under the HBCU Hurricane Supplemental Loan program. That program is a subset of the HBCU Capital Financing Program, which has provided more than $2 billion to 45 HBCUs to finance or refinance capital projects.

The Education Department’s announcement comes after Congress last month decided to include a provision in the bill to forgive the post-Katrina debts of HBCUs, which are institutions that were originally built to educate black students who were shut out of white schools, even though HBCUs also enrolled non-black students.

UNCF member institution are all private colleges and universities

Allen University
Columbia, SC

Benedict College
Columbia, SC

Bennett College (For Women Only)
Greensboro, NC

Bethune-Cookman University
Daytona Beach, FL

Claflin University
Orangeburg, SC

Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, GA

Dillard University
New Orleans, LA

Edward Waters College
Jacksonville, FL

Fisk University
Nashville, TN

Florida Memorial University
Miami Gardens, FL

Huston-Tillotson University
Austin, TX

Interdenominational Theological Center
Atlanta, GA

Jarvis Christian College
Hawkins, TX

Johnson C. Smith University
Charlotte, NC

Lane College
Jackson, TN

LeMoyne-Owen College
Memphis, TN

Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC

Miles College
Fairfield, AL

Morehouse College (For Men Only)
Atlanta, GA

Morris College
Sumter, SC

Oakwood University
Huntsville, AL

Paine College
Augusta, GA

Philander Smith College
Little Rock, AR

Rust College
Holly Springs, MS

Saint Augustine’s University
Raleigh, NC

Shaw University
Raleigh, NC

Spelman College (For Women Only)
Atlanta, GA

Stillman College
Tuscaloosa, AL

Talladega College
Talladega, AL

Texas College
Tyler, TX

Tougaloo College
Tougaloo, MS

Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL

Virginia Union University
Richmond, VA

Voorhees College
Denmark, SC

Wilberforce University
Wilberforce, OH

Wiley College
Marshall, TX

Xavier University of Louisiana
New Orleans, LA

Only three universities have voluntarily left the United Negro College Fund:
Howard University, 1944-1948

Lincoln University (PA), 1944-1960
In 1972, Lincoln University formally associated with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a state-related, coeducational university.

Hampton University, 1944-1968

Public Historically Black Universities

Alabama A&M University Normal Alabama
Alabama State University Montgomery Alabama
Albany State University Albany Georgia
Alcorn State University Lorman Mississippi
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Pine Bluff Arkansas
Bluefield State College Bluefield West Virginia
Bowie State University Bowie Maryland
Central State University Wilberforce Ohio
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Cheyney Pennsylvania
Coppin State University Baltimore Maryland
Delaware State University Dover Delaware
University of the District of Columbia Washington District of Columbia
Elizabeth City State University Elizabeth City North Carolina
Fayetteville State University Fayetteville North Carolina
Florida A&M University Tallahassee Florida
Fort Valley State University Fort Valley Georgia
Grambling State University Grambling Louisiana
Harris-Stowe State University St. Louis Missouri
Jackson State University Jackson Mississippi
Kentucky State University Frankfort Kentucky
Langston University Langston Oklahoma
Lincoln University Chester County Pennsylvania
Lincoln University of Missouri Jefferson City Missouri
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Princess Anne Maryland
Mississippi Valley State University Itta Bena Mississippi
Morgan State University Baltimore Maryland
Norfolk State University Norfolk Virginia
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University Greensboro North Carolina
North Carolina Central University Durham North Carolina
Prairie View A&M University Prairie View Texas
Savannah State University Savannah Georgia
South Carolina State University Orangeburg South Carolina
Southern University at New Orleans New Orleans Louisiana
Southern University at Shreveport Shreveport Louisiana
Southern University and A&M College Baton Rouge Louisiana
St. Philip’s College San Antonio Texas
Tennessee State University Nashville Tennessee
Texas Southern University Houston Texas
University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix & St. Thomas United States Virgin Islands
Virginia State University Petersburg Virginia
West Virginia State University Institute West Virginia
Winston-Salem State University Winston-Salem North Carolina

In 1976
Total fall Black/African American enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions

Total Enrollment (2 year and 4-year Colleges or Universities): 1.033 million

4-year Colleges/Universities Enrollment: 603,700

In 2016
Total fall Black/African American enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions

Total Black/African American Enrollment (2 year and 4-year Colleges or Universities): 2.588 million

Total Black/African American 4-year Colleges/Universities Enrollment: 1.722 million

HBCU All Races/Ethnic Groups Enrollment (2 year and 4-year Colleges or Universities): 292,083

Total (2 year and 4-year Colleges or Universities) HBCU fall Black/African American enrollment in degree-granting postsecondary institutions: 223,515

Total Black/African American 4-year HBCU Enrollment: 211,548

In 2016, 88.72% of Blacks or African Americans enrolled in colleges or universities attended 2-year or 4-year predominantly white institutions (PWIs) or non-HBCUs.

In 2016, 87.72% of Blacks or African Americans enrolled in colleges or universities attended 4-year predominantly white institutions (PWIs) or non-HBCUs.

Only 11.28% of Blacks or African Americans enrolled in 2-year and 4-year colleges or universities enrolled into HBCUs in 2016.

Only 12.28% of all Blacks or African Americans enrolled in 4-year colleges or universities enrolled into HBCUs in 2016.

Source: U.S. Department of Education -IES National Center for Education Statistic

The Higher Education Act of 1965 defines an HBCU as “any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Blacks or African Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary (of Education) to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.

This is how “Historically Black Colleges and Universities” (HBCUs) became the “branding”
The name “HBCU” was not created or given by these colleges and universities themselves. The “HBCU” term was given to these institutions by the Federal Government.

A historical look back to when Morgan State University transitioned from private to public -Maryland’s largest HBCU

Creating the University of North Carolina system and its public Historically Black Universities

United States: Integration at historically black colleges and universities

2012 U.S. Department of Education awards nearly $228 Million to 97 Historically Black Colleges and Universities

2013 Federal student loan changes hamper black college enrollment

2013 Are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) being overlooked by the Obama administration?

2013 President Barack Obama’s plan to tie student aid to college ratings

2014 Obama’s College-Ratings Plan -How will it impact HBCUs?

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