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Author Topic: The $6 Billion Delusion Of Grandeur: HBCU Alumni Refuse To Accept The Harsh Fina  (Read 417 times)

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The $6 Billion Delusion Of Grandeur: HBCU Alumni Refuse To Accept The Harsh Financial Reality Of HBCU Athletics

https://hbcumoney.com/2019/07/04/the-6-billion-delusion-of-grandeur-hbcu-alumni-refuse-to-accept-the-harsh-financial-reality-of-hbcu-athletics/

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This same article is true for most FCS conferences and mid to lower level FBS conferences.  What this article doesn't point out are the financial benefits of having quality athletic programs, such as student enrollment. It a shame how the author doesn't mention how schools use athletic programs to increase total enrollment.  The small 4-year school in my hometown LSUA is always increasing its student fees to add more athletic program.  Although it is a part of the LSU System, LSU doesn't give the school a dime for its athletic programs, which means the students vote to pay for their own athletic programs through student fees.  The school administration see this as a means of increasing the school's enrollment.
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NC A&T
Athletic Fees
$870 per semester

Elizabeth City State University
$450 per semester
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NC A&T
Athletic Fees
$870 per semester

Elizabeth City State University
$450 per semester

I'm sure the students at A&T voted to pay those fees, which has paid off in its growing enrollment. Also, I'm pretty sure the success of its athletic programs accounts for a great deal of its enrollment growth. Some states, such as Virginia are putting a cap on student fees to fund athletic programs.  The article concentrated on the negatives of HBCU's funding source for athletic programs.
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NC A&T
Athletic Fees
$870 per semester

Elizabeth City State University
$450 per semester

I'm sure the students at A&T voted to pay those fees, which has paid off in its growing enrollment. Also, I'm pretty sure the success of its athletic programs accounts for a deal of its enrollment growth. Some states, such as Virginia are putting a cap on student fees to fund athletic programs.  The article concentrated on negatives of HBCU's fund source for athletic programs.

I just wanted to put some actual numbers out there. The article left out the actual athletic fees that students pay.

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This same article is true for most FCS conferences and mid to lower level FBS conferences.  What this article doesn't point out are the financial benefits of having quality athletic programs, such as student enrollment. It a shame how the author doesn't mention how schools use athletic programs to increase total enrollment.  The small 4-year school in my hometown LSUA is always increasing its student fees to add more athletic program.  Although it is a part of the LSU System, LSU doesn't give the school a dime for its athletic programs, which means the students vote to pay for their own athletic programs through student fees.  The school administration see this as a means of increasing the school's enrollment.

The Student-Debt Crisis Hits Hardest at Historically Black Colleges
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-student-debt-crisis-hits-hardest-at-historically-black-colleges-11555511327

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This same article is true for most FCS conferences and mid to lower level FBS conferences.  What this article doesn't point out are the financial benefits of having quality athletic programs, such as student enrollment. It a shame how the author doesn't mention how schools use athletic programs to increase total enrollment.  The small 4-year school in my hometown LSUA is always increasing its student fees to add more athletic program.  Although it is a part of the LSU System, LSU doesn't give the school a dime for its athletic programs, which means the students vote to pay for their own athletic programs through student fees.  The school administration see this as a means of increasing the school's enrollment.

The Student-Debt Crisis Hits Hardest at Historically Black Colleges
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-student-debt-crisis-hits-hardest-at-historically-black-colleges-11555511327

Are athletic fees the cause of this student-debt crisis at HBCUs??? You do realize most PWIs on the FCS level and lower charge athletic fees as well.
« Last Edit: July 10, 2019, 09:05:40 PM by JAG89 »

 

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