HBCUs

An Academic Reorganization at Tennessee State University

An Academic Reorganization at Tennessee State University

The new College of Life and Physical Sciences will bring all of the universities STEM degree programs under one roof. A new Honors College has been created and College of Public Service and Urban Affairs will now be the College of Public Service.

New Scholarship Opportunity for HBCU Students in STEM Fields

New Scholarship Opportunity for HBCU Students in STEM Fields

The new Apple Scholars program, operated in conjunction with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, will offer a one-year scholarship of up to $25,000 for 30 students at HBCUs and other predominantly Black colleges and universities.

Maryland HBCU Teams Up With Two Other Universities for Hospitality Management Program

Maryland HBCU Teams Up With Two Other Universities for Hospitality Management Program

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is teaming up with Frostburg State University and Vanung University in Taiwan for a bachelor’s degree program in business administration with a concentration in hospitality management.

North Carolina Central's Early Medical School Selection Program

North Carolina Central’s Early Medical School Selection Program

Under the program, students from NCCU spend summers taking classes at the Boston University medical school. The NCCU students who are selected for the program spend their entire senior year as undergraduates in Boston.

Alabama State University Forms Partnership With a Prime Contractor for NASA

Alabama State University Forms Partnership With a Prime Contractor for NASA

Under the agreement with Teledyne Brown Engineering, students at Alabama State University will receive assistance in developing multimedia training for payload ground support personnel and payload developers for the International Space Station.

University of District of Columbia Shows Off Its New Green Roof

University of District of Columbia Shows Off Its New Green Roof

The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences says the green roof will produce food for the university and surrounding community including cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, chard, and basil. It will also provide natural cooling to the building and reduce storm water runoff.

Barber-Scotia College Looking to Rebound From a Decade of Difficulties

Barber-Scotia College Looking to Rebound From a Decade of Difficulties

Since a July post examining the status of historically Black Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina, college officials have responded to a series of questions presented by JBHE.

Fayetteville State University Partners With the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Fayetteville State University Partners With the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

The purpose of the Department of Energy’s mentor-protégé relationship is to enhance the capabilities of the protégé – in this case Fayetteville State University, to improve its ability to successfully compete for federal contracts.

Morgan State and West Virginia University Students Team Up for Journalism Project

Morgan State and West Virginia University Students Team Up for Journalism Project

Students from each school traveled with faculty members to Selma, Alabama, and used photographs, videos, and the written word to tell stories from the city past as well as investigating the community’s present and hopes for the future.

Bethune-Cookman University Adds Seven Degree Programs

Bethune-Cookman University Adds Seven Degree Programs

Among the seven new degree programs are four online bachelor’s degree offerings and two new online master’s degree programs. The university also will add an on-campus master of public health degree program.

Fisk University Partners With Nine Academic Institutions in China

Fisk University Partners With Nine Academic Institutions in China

The agreements call for academic and cultural exchanges between Fisk and the Chinese universities and the establishment of dual degree programs where students from both countries will study at Fisk and a Chinese university to complete their degrees.

Southern University to Issue iPads to All Incoming First-Year Students

Southern University to Issue iPads to All Incoming First-Year Students

The effort, which will begin next fall, is designed to greatly reduce the cost of textbooks for Southern University students. Students will be issued the devices which will be paid for through a fee attached to their tuition bill. Once the fee is paid in full, the student will own the device.

South Carolina State University Tightens Its Belt

South Carolina State University Tightens Its Belt

For the first time in several years, South Carolina State University has projected a balanced budget. But, the balanced budget came about with some major cuts that will be felt across the university community.

Johnson C. Smith University Creates a University College

Johnson C. Smith University Creates a University College

The new University College at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, is a comprehensive new program designed to help connect new traditional college students to the university community.

Delaware State University Partners With SAP SE Corporation

Delaware State University Partners With SAP SE Corporation

The new Center for Excellence at Delaware State will train the university’s students in state-of-the-art business software applications from the world’s second largest independent software company.

Spelman College "Discontinues" the Cosby Endowed Professorship

Spelman College “Discontinues” the Cosby Endowed Professorship

The college said the “related funds” were returned to the Clara Elizabeth Jackson Carter Foundation, which was founded by Camille Cosby in honor of her mother.

Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis May Now Offer Graduate Degree Programs

Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis May Now Offer Graduate Degree Programs

The historically Black educational institution also will offer four new bachelor’s degree programs in finance, political science, sociology and urban ecology. And there are two new online degree programs in health care management and criminal justice.

College Choice Website Ranks the Nation's HBCUs

College Choice Website Ranks the Nation’s HBCUs

Tuskegee, Hampton, and Bethune-Cookman hold the top three spots in the rankings. Spelman College, which is ranked first among all HBCUs in the rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, is in 17th place in the College Choice rankings.

Checking Up on the Status of Barber-Scotia College

Checking Up on the Status of Barber-Scotia College

The historically Black educational institution in Concord, North Carolina, lost its accreditation in 2004 and has struggled to regain its footing ever since. A new interim president has been appointed.

A New HBCU Exhibit Planned at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum

A New HBCU Exhibit Planned at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum

The planned exhibit at the Greensboro, North Carolina, museum entitled “Pride of the HBCU” will highlight the role students and faculty at historically Black colleges and universities played in the civil rights movement.

Dillard University Designates Physics and Film as "Signature Programs"

Dillard University Designates Physics and Film as “Signature Programs”

The university’s signature programs are majors that “epitomize Dillard’s mission and define its distinctiveness in the local, state, and national marketplace.” Signature programs will receive additional faculty and staff positions, endowed chairs, and additional equipment.

The University of the District of Columbia Partners With the University of Havana

The University of the District of Columbia Partners With the University of Havana

The agreement calls for both institutions to “establish collaborative relations to promote friendship and to cooperate in a mutually beneficial association.” The initial collaborations will be between the law schools at the two universities.

State Legislature Acts to Boost Enrollments at Louisiana HBCUs

State Legislature Acts to Boost Enrollments at Louisiana HBCUs

The Louisiana legislature has passed legislation that lowers tuition for students from outside of Louisiana who want to attend four-year HBCUs in the state. Another bill will allow students who require remedial work to enroll at the HBCUs.

Champions of Two Conferences Representing HBCUs to Square Off in the Celebration Bowl

Champions of Two Conferences Representing HBCUs to Square Off in the Celebration Bowl

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference and the Southwestern Athletic Conference have announced plans to stage the first Celebration Bowl this December in Atlanta. The game will be billed as the HBCU national championship game.

A New Home for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's Pharmacy School

A New Home for the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Pharmacy School

The governing board of the University of System of Maryland recently approved the allocation of $5.7 million to initiate the construction of a new home for the university’s School of Pharmacy and Health Professions.

Bowie State University Students Develop Technology to Aid the Homeless

Bowie State University Students Develop Technology to Aid the Homeless

Students at historically Black Bowie State University in Maryland have developed an electronic kiosk designed for use by homeless people. The kiosk provides up-to-the-minute information about the availability of space in area shelters.

Coppin State and the University of Baltimore Form Partnership for STEM Education

Coppin State and the University of Baltimore Form Partnership for STEM Education

The partnership calls for faculty research collaboration in complementary STEM areas through shared faculty expertise and interest, shared lab facilities and equipment, and inter-institutional software licensing.

Harris-Stowe State University Expands Its Academic Offerings

Harris-Stowe State University Expands Its Academic Offerings

Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, Missouri, has received approval to begin offering a bachelor’s degree in marketing beginning this fall. The university will now offer 31 different majors.

Two New Bachelor's Degree Programs at Fayetteville State University

Two New Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has announced the establishment of two new bachelor’s degree programs in visual arts and music.

Florida A&M University Confers Ph.D.s in Physics to Two Black Women

Florida A&M University Confers Ph.D.s in Physics to Two Black Women

According to the National Science Foundation, 1,902 people earned Ph.D.s in physics at American universities in 2013. Only 18.8 percent were women and only 19 were Black. Now two Black women have earned Ph.D.s in physics at the same university in the same year.

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Dual-Degree Program

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Dual-Degree Program

Under the plan, students will spend their first-three undergraduate years at North Carolina Central taking a physics-based curriculum and then transfer to North Carolina State to take courses in electrical engineering.

Fort Valley State University Announces a Series of New Minor Degree Programs

Fort Valley State University Announces a Series of New Minor Degree Programs

Fort Valley State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, has announced new minor degrees in applied statistics, theater/performance studies, gerentology, and chemistry.

New Book Explores the History of Storer College in West Virginia

New Book Explores the History of Storer College in West Virginia

Storer College was founded in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, in 1865 by the Freewill Baptist Home Mission Society. It was the first college in West Virginia that admitted African Americans.

Some Relief for South Carolina State University, But a Tough Road Ahead

Some Relief for South Carolina State University, But a Tough Road Ahead

The university learned recently that its accreditation will continue and that it has five additional years to repay a $6 million loan. But the new board declared a “financial exigency” that will allow it to fire tenured faculty and contracted staff.

Alabama State University Signs Partnership With the University of Liberia

Alabama State University Signs Partnership With the University of Liberia

Alabama State University President Gwendolyn Boyd stated that under the agreement the two universities will participate in faculty and student exchanges, research projects, and study abroad service learning initiatives.

LeMoyne-Owen College Exploring Technology Cooperative With the University of Memphis

LeMoyne-Owen College Exploring Technology Cooperative With the University of Memphis

LeMoyne-Owen College, the historically Black educational institution in Memphis, is looking for ways to provide high-tech services without the expense of purchasing major computer and networking infrastructure.