|Frederick S. Humphries with National Achievement Scholars in 1989|
It states that the option of dividing the college into two separate schools with “differentiated programs” would likely be challenged by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights and in the federal court system. The report also concludes that it would cost $1 billion in startup costs to establish two separate research-oriented colleges of engineering at FAMU and FSU in a way that complies with federal case law. Federal case law would also prohibit both separate colleges from being located in Tallahassee.
But the preliminary report also states that FAMU has work to do in order to reverse the decline in the number of students it has enrolled in the joint college.