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For each parent and student, it has to be a very personal question. How much is each willing to sacrifice? The expense of the Ivies and the doors that they open are not questioned. On a national scale, the expenses of Morehouse College are not considered to be excessive . I quote: "Expenses are a little less than colleges it is compared with". It is only expensive compared with other HBCUs.
Morehouse is not the only HBCU that you can ask this about. Does it open enough doors to make it worth it?

NCSIACFAN, yes.............that is part of my spiel when I'm out recruiting for the college. My experience is that......1) Morehouse is not expensive when compared to other private liberal arts colleges. In fact, its on the cheaper side; 2) Yes, my experience is that the doors that were opened as a result of going to Morehouse, were worth it to me. Of course, when I went to Morehouse tuition was around $6,000, and by the time I graduated it was around $8,000 (not including room and board).

Yeah, CAU was around $9,000 per year for me in the 90s. Now, that my daughter is attending it's 4x as much.
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Black folks spend thousands of dollars on clothes, cars, jewelery, shoes, nails, hair, gadgets, but when it comes to paying to go to a black college every excuse in the world comes out of black folks mouth. Snicker bars got issues.
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Howard is heading toward 75% female enrollment.  Black males just aren't  seeing education is large numbers as in years past. I dont have an answer but one needs to be found soon. :tiptoe:




 :o  wooooaaaah!!!!  :o  I didn't know that B4L. You guys are about to catch up with Tennessee State and Clark AU... Both have overwhelming female enrollment, over 80% at this point.  Where are our young men?    :shrug:

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Howard is heading toward 75% female enrollment.  Black males just aren't  seeing education is large numbers as in years past. I dont have an answer but one needs to be found soon. :tiptoe:




 :o  wooooaaaah!!!!  :o  I didn't know that B4L. You guys are about to catch up with Tennessee State and Clark AU... Both have overwhelming female enrollment, over 80% at this point.  Where are our young men?    :shrug:

There is less stigma towards men to go into trades.

You can be a truck driver and make more than the average CAU grad.(Morehouse too honestly)


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Howard University demographics by sex is 67% female and 33% male. Which means 2 female students to every male student on campus. Clark Atlanta is around 75% female and 25% male. Which is 3 female students to every male student. I have not seen numbers for any of our HBCUs in which student enrollment is 80% female and 20% male.
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Howard University demographics by sex is 67% female and 33% male. Which means 2 female students to every male student on campus. Clark Atlanta is around 75% female and 25% male. Which is 3 female students to every male student. I have not seen numbers for any of our HBCUs in which student enrollment is 80% female and 20% male.

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Howard University demographics by sex is 67% female and 33% male. Which means 2 female students to every male student on campus. Clark Atlanta is around 75% female and 25% male. Which is 3 female students to every male student. I have not seen numbers for any of our HBCUs in which student enrollment is 80% female and 20% male.


I was at an alumni meeting a few months ago when a school official had a data presentation with 73% female on the graph.They even spoke on official and unofficial methods  to boost male enrollment. 
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Howard University demographics by sex is 67% female and 33% male. Which means 2 female students to every male student on campus. Clark Atlanta is around 75% female and 25% male. Which is 3 female students to every male student. I have not seen numbers for any of our HBCUs in which student enrollment is 80% female and 20% male.


I was at an alumni meeting a few months ago when a school official had a data presentation with 73% male on the graph.They even spoke on official and unofficial methods  to boost male enrollment. 

B4L -

That 73%,,,was that female or male @ HU?  All other previously present facts was that its female, not male. Thanks.

 

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I was at an alumni meeting a few months ago when a school official had a data presentation with 73% male on the graph.
They even spoke on official and unofficial methods  to boost male enrollment.





I think many of our hbcu's need to engage in this topic of increasing male enrollment.

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I'm late to this discussion but I am going to offer some knowledge as someone who works in enrollment management as a profession. If you're a parent, print this and keep it for later:

1. There is scholarship money out there. It may not be at your particular institution, but it is out there. It is like any other thing. If you wait until you need it to look for it, you're already behind. In this article, the young man didn't look for scholarships until he was a senior accepted into school (ie. he needed it right then). By that time lots of deadlines have passed.

2. Start local with scholarships. Most NPHC organizations locally have scholarships. Most alumni associations can't beg students to apply for their scholarships. That church you and your granny have tithed at for 50 years...they probably have a scholarship too that no one applies for. UNCF, Thurgood Marshall, fastweb.com, scholly...make a profile as a junior and apply until it makes you sick. $500 or $1000 here and there WILL add up.

3. Most institutions have endowed scholarships that are not awarded until matriculation. I am sure the House is no different. Look on your school's website for endowed scholarships, award dates, etc. If you have a student in college now is the time to be applying for those.

4. Community College/ Technical School is cheap still. Most students can pay cash and work part time and get a bunch of credits out of the way. Keep in mind, once you step foot on a CC or Tech campus, your high school record no longer counts. You can't "start over" or forget you went if you don't do well.

5. There are lots of HBCUs....If you can't afford Morehouse and you live in Alabama, there are two state sponsored HBCUs in your state  :shrug:

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Howard University demographics by sex is 67% female and 33% male. Which means 2 female students to every male student on campus. Clark Atlanta is around 75% female and 25% male. Which is 3 female students to every male student. I have not seen numbers for any of our HBCUs in which student enrollment is 80% female and 20% male.

Fisk University?

I can tell you (being very close to Fisk) that it has been 70% female for the better part of 20 years.  Perhaps the "canary in the coal mine" with regard to hbcu male enrollment? IJS...Fisk administration tried to openly recruit male students with a scholarship in which all you had to do was write a 500-word essay and yearly ran into trouble getting young men to apply.  High school counselors told Admissions that they knew plenty qualified (grades, test scores, service) males but NONE wanted to write the essay. This was in the aughts, I can't speak to what has been happening since 2010...

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I'm late to this discussion but I am going to offer some knowledge as someone who works in enrollment management as a profession. If you're a parent, print this and keep it for later:

1. There is scholarship money out there. It may not be at your particular institution, but it is out there. It is like any other thing. If you wait until you need it to look for it, you're already behind. In this article, the young man didn't look for scholarships until he was a senior accepted into school (ie. he needed it right then). By that time lots of deadlines have passed.

2. Start local with scholarships. Most NPHC organizations locally have scholarships. Most alumni associations can't beg students to apply for their scholarships. That church you and your granny have tithed at for 50 years...they probably have a scholarship too that no one applies for. UNCF, Thurgood Marshall, fastweb.com, scholly...make a profile as a junior and apply until it makes you sick. $500 or $1000 here and there WILL add up.

3. Most institutions have endowed scholarships that are not awarded until matriculation. I am sure the House is no different. Look on your school's website for endowed scholarships, award dates, etc. If you have a student in college now is the time to be applying for those.

4. Community College/ Technical School is cheap still. Most students can pay cash and work part time and get a bunch of credits out of the way. Keep in mind, once you step foot on a CC or Tech campus, your high school record no longer counts. You can't "start over" or forget you went if you don't do well.

5. There are lots of HBCUs....If you can't afford Morehouse and you live in Alabama, there are two state sponsored HBCUs in your state  :shrug:

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Howard University demographics by sex is 67% female and 33% male. Which means 2 female students to every male student on campus. Clark Atlanta is around 75% female and 25% male. Which is 3 female students to every male student. I have not seen numbers for any of our HBCUs in which student enrollment is 80% female and 20% male.

Fisk University?

I can tell you (being very close to Fisk) that it has been 70% female for the better part of 20 years.  Perhaps the "canary in the coal mine" with regard to hbcu male enrollment? IJS...Fisk administration tried to openly recruit male students with a scholarship in which all you had to do was write a 500-word essay and yearly ran into trouble getting young men to apply.  High school counselors told Admissions that they knew plenty qualified (grades, test scores, service) males but NONE wanted to write the essay. This was in the aughts, I can't speak to what has been happening since 2010...

Thanks for my error it was definitely 73% female.

I'm going to let out a BGLO secret thats really not all that secret to dovetail on the quote about Fisk.

I'm just speaking from an Alpha perspective from the DMV .Its almost impossible to get young Black males to complete scholarship applications even if its totally online.We've had B&G balls where the winners were immigrants from Turkey, pakistan etc. They ( or their parents) did the legwork to fill out the application and they met all the grade criteria.
For some young Black males you literally have to track them down and hound them to fill it out.

I'm pretty sure this is a Gen Z thing but the hashtag #HU24 on social media looked like Spelman.Young males just are not seeing HBCU's as an option as in years past. :shrug:

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I'm pretty sure this is a Gen Z thing but the hashtag #HU24 on social media looked like Spelman. Young males just are not seeing HBCU's as an option as in years past. :shrug:

Males are not seeing college as an option period. I work at a large PWI with a student enrollment of around 35% male.

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Someone had better get it out there to them, what the Brit" said a few years ago. A college degree is the new credential to the American upper class. They don't have to like it. They have to live with it.

 

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