Financial and Related Issues Among Historically Black Colleges and Universities


  • Melvin Norman Johnson Tennessee State University



There are significant resource challenges at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other limited resource institutions. Limited resources may not account for all of the performance gaps observed because of institutional mission differences and other socioeconomic factors. Resource limitations significantly impacts institutional capacity to develop and implement academic success programs. The NCAA has been both sensitive and responsive to these challenges and has recently implemented two notable programs to assist these institutions. Supplemental Support Funding has successfully provided for professional development of academic support staff and program initiatives to enhance student-athlete academic performance. Additional support is also anticipated from the newly implemented Limited Resource Pilot Program. Although the program has no guarantees of future funding, the support amount of the grants is anticipated to be an instrumental change factor.

Author Biography

Melvin Norman Johnson, Tennessee State University

Johnson is with the Department of Economics and Finance, Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.




How to Cite

Johnson, M. N. (2013). Financial and Related Issues Among Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 6(1), 65–75.