Staffing shortages are plaguing Tennessee HBCUs, and that’s making it harder for students to graduate

Like many K-12 schools across the state, Tennessee’s historically Black colleges are in a staffing crisis. It’s a years-long problem that has affected how fast students can get their financial aid and housing applications processed.

These issues have led to low graduation rates at some colleges, and now the Tennessee Higher Education Commission has a new plan to help get HBCUs some of the resources they need.

The state’s HBCU Success Advisory Board established a three-year strategic plan with a goal to strengthen the “administrative capacity” at Tennessee’s seven HBCU institutions, including: American Baptist College, Fisk University and Tennessee State University.

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