Paul Quinn Becomes First HBCU To Be Designated A “Work College”

Paul Quinn College in South Dallas has become the first historically black college and university to be named a “Work College” by the U.S. Department of Education.

So What Is A Work College?

Wiki says a Work college is a distinctive liberal arts colleges in the United States that promote the purposeful integration of work, learning, and service. At a work college, all students work regardless of their academic program or their financial need.  Unlike Federal Work Study, which is solely need-based, work colleges do not differentiate between those that can afford to pay for their education from those that must work to cover their educational costs.  This, in turn, contributes to lower operational costs which result in lower – and more affordable – tuition.

This will help Paul Quinn and the President Michael Sorrell, achieve their goal of creating a national system of work programs based on the Paul
Quinn model. “We’re the first urban work college in the country,” said Sorrell, who was notified about the designation on March 2o. “Our goal is to expand this program to other cities, Says Mr. Sorrell reported to Dmagazine.com.”

 

Currently, there are only eight work colleges in the nation that meet the federal definition and guidelines for operation, as overseen by the U.S. Department of Education. Paul Quinn is the only HBCU of the 8.

  1. Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, Kentucky
  2. Berea College in Berea, Kentucky
  3. Blackburn College in Carlinville, Illinois
  4. College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri
  5. Ecclesia College in Springdale, Arkansas
  6. Paul Quinn College in Dallas, Texas
  7. Sterling College in Craftsbury Common, Vermont
  8. Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina

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