HBCUs

Bennett College Debuts New Logo and Marketing Tagline

Bennett College Debuts New Logo and Marketing Tagline

Bennett College, a liberal arts HBCU for women in Greensboro, North Carolina, has debuted a new logo and marketing tagline. The new tagline reads: “Education for your future. Sisterhood for life.”

Morgan State University Is Constructing a Major New Academic and Research Facility

Morgan State University Is Constructing a Major New Academic and Research Facility

When completed in 2017 the new $79.4 million academic building will house the departments of psychology, sociology and anthropology, political science, history, economics, and geography.

Norfolk State Cuts Jobs to Deal With Budget Deficit

Norfolk State Cuts Jobs to Deal With Budget Deficit

The board of visitors at historically Black Norfolk State University in Virginia, has voted to eliminate 97 jobs in an effort to make a dent in a projected $16.7 million deficit in the budget for the coming academic year.

South Carolina State University Trustees Fired, Lawmakers to Appoint Interim Board

South Carolina State University Trustees Fired, Lawmakers to Appoint Interim Board

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley has signed legislation that fired all of the trustees of historically Black South Carolina State University. Haley and GOP lawmakers will appoint a seven-member interim board that will serve until mid-2018 and work to solve the university’s financial crisis.

Bethune-Cookman University Launches New Program to Help Area Small Businesses

Bethune-Cookman University Launches New Program to Help Area Small Businesses

The Venture Incubation Program at the university’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development will provide free services such as marketing, financing, strategic planning, and business development to area start-up firms.

Morgan State University Teams Up With the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore

Morgan State University Teams Up With the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore

Under the partnership agreement, the two institutions will co-sponsor art exhibitions, conduct and publish joint research, and develop curricula relating to art and museum management.

Delaware State University Partners With Beihua University in China

Delaware State University Partners With Beihua University in China

Under the agreement, both undergraduate and graduate students at each institution will have study abroad opportunities at the partner university. There will also be faculty exchanges and research collaborations.

Very Few Peace Corps Volunteers Are Graduates of HBCUs

Very Few Peace Corps Volunteers Are Graduates of HBCUs

Howard University has 13 graduates volunteering in the Peace Corps and Spelman College has eight. Norfolk State University and Morehouse College are tied for third with four.

New Degree Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

New Degree Programs in Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore

The university has offered a pharmacy doctoral program since 2010. The new graduate programs will focus on pharmaceutical research with concentrations in drug design or drug delivery.

Grambling State University Nursing Program Obtains a Reprieve

Grambling State University Nursing Program Obtains a Reprieve

State regulations in Louisiana require that an accredited nursing program maintain a licensure examination passage rate of 80 percent or above for first time test takers. In 2013 the passage rate at Grambling was 64 percent.

Mississippi's First School of Public Health to Be Established at Jackson State University

Mississippi’s First School of Public Health to Be Established at Jackson State University

The state legislature allocated $2 million in start up funds and the board of trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has approved the establishment of the school at Jackson State.

New Educational Doctoral Program Getting Underway at Xavier University

New Educational Doctoral Program Getting Underway at Xavier University

The new program, which recently received approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, will focus on urban education and school turnaround strategies and methods.

North Carolina A&T Partners With Other Area Schools for Nurse Training Center

North Carolina A&T Partners With Other Area Schools for Nurse Training Center

Historically Black North Carolina A&T State University is teaming up with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford Technical Community College for a shared nursing teaching facility.

Howard University Establishes Dual Enrollment Program With D.C. Public Schools

Howard University Establishes Dual Enrollment Program With D.C. Public Schools

Beginning this fall students at two high schools in the district will be able to enroll in courses at Howard University and earn both high school and college credits.

Simmons College of Kentucky Is Now Officially a HBCU

Simmons College of Kentucky Is Now Officially a HBCU

In an era where the number of historically Black colleges and universities is decreasing due to financial difficulties, Simmons College of Kentucky adds a new name to the list of the nation’s HBCUs.

Georgia HBCUs Offer In-State Tuition to Students From Nearby States

Georgia HBCUs Offer In-State Tuition to Students From Nearby States

In an effort to boost enrollments, Savannah State University and Albany State University, historically Black educational institutions in Georgia, will now offer in-state tuition rates to students from Florida, Alabama, and South Carolina.

Paine College Gets Some Good News, But Still Has Some Work to Do

Paine College Gets Some Good News, But Still Has Some Work to Do

The Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has given some encouraging news to Paine College that was placed on accreditation probation in June 2014.

Graduates of Shaw University Divinity School Will Be Trained in Financial Matters

Graduates of Shaw University Divinity School Will Be Trained in Financial Matters

The Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh, North Carolina, has teamed up with AARP to establish a pilot program to educate future clergy members on financial literacy.

Cheyney University Signs MBA Agreement With La Salle University

Cheyney University Signs MBA Agreement With La Salle University

The Cheyney/La Salle MBA Affiliation Agreement will guarantee five slots each academic year for qualified students from Cheyney to enter La Salle’s MBA program.

Claflin University Remains a Fundraising Powerhouse Among HBCUs

Claflin University Remains a Fundraising Powerhouse Among HBCUs

Over the life of the fundraising campaign that has collected nearly $90 million, some 87 percent of Claflin alumni have made contributions. Some 98 percent of the faculty and staff have made donations.

Howard University to Launch the Urban Superintendents Academy

Howard University to Launch the Urban Superintendents Academy

In 2015, minority children now make up more than half of all students in the nation’s public schools. But only 5 percent of the 14,000 school superintendents in the United States are members of minority ethnic groups.

Oakwood University Offers Accepted Students Incentives to Enroll

Oakwood University Offers Accepted Students Incentives to Enroll

Accepted students who make an intent to enroll deposit by May 1, can choose between a $1,000 scholarship paid over their first two semester or a MacBook Air laptop computer.

Morris Brown College Emerges From Bankruptcy

Morris Brown College Emerges From Bankruptcy

In 2012, Morris Brown College in Atlanta filed for bankruptcy. After the sale of 26 acres of its campus to the city of Atlanta, the college has emerged from bankruptcy proceedings and will now seek to regain its accreditation.

The Lincoln University Has Received the Archives of an Alumnus and World War II Vet

The Lincoln University Has Received the Archives of an Alumnus and World War II Vet

Waverly B. Woodson was a 21-year-old student at The Lincoln University when he suspended his studies to enlist in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the first Black battalion of the racially segregated U.S. Army that came ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944.

North Carolina A&T State University Takes Ownership of 89-Year-Old Stadium

North Carolina A&T State University Takes Ownership of 89-Year-Old Stadium

North Carolina A&T State University has agreed to assume ownership of Memorial Stadium from the city of Greensboro. The university will also receive $1.5 million in funding to renovate the exterior of the facility.

Prairie View A&M University Wins the Honda All-Star Challenge

Prairie View A&M University Wins the Honda All-Star Challenge

Since its inception in 1989, the Honda All-Star Challenge has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to Black colleges and universities. This year’s national champion was a team from Prairie View A&M University in Texas.

Howard University Makes a Significant Move Up in Law School Rankings

Howard University Makes a Significant Move Up in Law School Rankings

The Howard University School of Law ranked 110th in the listings posted by U.S. News and World Report. Howard was the only law school at a historically Black university to be included in the listings.

The Whitest HBCU Aims to Increase Student Diversity

The Whitest HBCU Aims to Increase Student Diversity

Bluefield State College in West Virginia was founded in 1895 as the Bluefield Colored Institute. Today Blacks are 10 percent of all students enrolled. The college hopes that the construction of new residence halls will increase Black enrollments.

Southern University Offers In-State Tuition to Some Out-of-State Students

Southern University Offers In-State Tuition to Some Out-of-State Students

To qualify, out-of-state students must achieve thresholds on the ACT or SAT and have a 2.7 high school grade point average. Out-of-state students would save more than $4,100 per semester if they qualify for in-state rates.

Nine HBCUs Partner With California Community Colleges

Nine HBCUs Partner With California Community Colleges

Under the arrangement, students who graduate from any of California’s community colleges with a grade point average of 2.5 or above will be admitted to one of the nine HBCUs as juniors.

HBCU Ensemble to Make Historic Performance at Carnegie Hall

HBCU Ensemble to Make Historic Performance at Carnegie Hall

The Florida A&M University Wind Symphony will be performing at Carnegie Hall in New York City on Sunday March 29. According to the university, the performance marks the first appearance of a classical ensemble from a historically Black college or university at Carnegie Hall.

Johnson C. Smith University Opens a Food Pantry on Campus

Johnson C. Smith University Opens a Food Pantry on Campus

A recent study found that 10 percent of all people who take advantage of food pantries are college students. Food pantries have been set up on more than 100 college campuses nationwide. One of the newest is at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte.

Howard University Reports a Huge Increase in Applicants

Howard University Reports a Huge Increase in Applicants

So far this year, Howard has received 28,466 applications, up from 22,913 a year ago. This is a 24 percent increase. The applicant pool includes students from all 50 states and 32 foreign nations.

Morehouse College Getting a High-Tech Makeover

Morehouse College Getting a High-Tech Makeover

The $6.8 million makeover will improve Wi-Fi access throughout the Morehouse campus and provide students, faculty, and staff members, with an array of new technology tools.

Fort Valley State University Partners With Albany Technical College

Fort Valley State University Partners With Albany Technical College

Students who earn an associate’s degree in the electronic engineering technology program at Albany Tech will be able to enroll at Fort Valley State University with their earned credits applying to a bachelor’s degree in same discipline.

Howard University Is Among the Colleges Sending the Most Graduates to the Peace Corps

Howard University Is Among the Colleges Sending the Most Graduates to the Peace Corps

This year there are 13 graduates from Howard University working in the Peace Corps. This puts Howard in 24th place on the list of medium-size colleges and universities that have graduates volunteering in the Peace Corps.