A federal judge recently ordered Maryland to invest more money in the state’s historically black colleges and universities. The decision came after a decade-old lawsuit in which alumni from Morgan State University, Coppin State University, Bowie State University and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore claimed that the state underfunded their institutions and it placed pressure on enrollment.

The group of alum, who’ve been in litigations since 2006, cited racial segregation in public higher education and said other state schools were allowed duplicate their programs.

As a result, U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake ruled in their favor. She ordered Maryland to create a new set of unique and high-demand programs at each historically black institution. According to The Washington Post, an independent monitor will be put in place to create the programs and monitor annual funding for the marketing, recruitment and financial aid needs.

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