Part B Institution Law and Legal Definition

Pursuant to 20 USCS § 1061 (2), [Title 20. Education; Chapter 28. Higher Education Resources and Student Assistance; Institutional Aid; Strengthening Historically Black Colleges And Universities] the term part B [20 USCS §§ 1060 et seq.] institution means “any historically Black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation,[,] except that any branch campus of a southern institution of higher education that prior to September 30, 1986, received a grant as an institution with special needs under section 321 of this title [20 USCS § 1060] and was formally recognized by the National Center for Education Statistics as a Historically Black College or University but was determined not to be a part B [20 USCS §§ 1060 et seq.] institution on or after October 17, 1986, shall, from the date of enactment of this exception [enacted July 18, 1988], be considered a part B [20 USCS §§ 1060 et seq.] institution.”