Wilberforce University – the first college owned and operated by African Americans – is a historical gem that’s stood the test of time, weathering many storms since its founding in Wilberforce, Ohio in 1856.
Today is no different, with Wilberforce one of many historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) confronted with financial hardships, low student enrollment and administrative challenges. At present, the university is methodically working its way through a challenging accreditation procedure during the Higher Learning Commission’s review process.
- Written by Dorothy Bracy Alston-Special to The New Tri-State Defender
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