Endicot College, one of the nation’s largest historically black colleges, announced Tuesday it will accept fulltime faculty from fall 2017.
The move is the latest move in a nationwide trend that has been taking place at colleges and universities across the country in recent years to expand enrollment.
It comes amid a national push to reduce the racial disparity in the admission of college students, as more and more students of color are admitted to college and jobs, while still others remain in the workforce.
The college said it would pay the full-timers $30,000 per semester and that they will be able to work during the fall semester.
The school’s Board of Trustees will make the decision about whether the move is legal or not.