HBCUs

Spelman College Is a Leader in Study Abroad Programs

Spelman College Is a Leader in Study Abroad Programs

According to the Institute of International Education, African Americans are only 5.6 percent of the students who study abroad. But at Spelman College in Atlanta, one fifth of all students study abroad in any given year.

Private Black Universities Reporting Boosts in First-Year Enrollments

Private Black Universities Reporting Boosts in First-Year Enrollments

Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, has its largest entering class in six years and Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina, has its largest first-year class in university history.

Southern University in Louisiana to Implement Advanced Adaptive Technology Coursework

Southern University in Louisiana to Implement Advanced Adaptive Technology Coursework

The Advance Adaptive Technology platform uses 21st century learning technologies to deliver quality online instruction coursework that will be used in biology and history classes to assess the effectiveness of the learning environments to improve student-learning outcomes.

Winston-Salem State University Unveils New Logo and Branding Campaign

Winston-Salem State University Unveils New Logo and Branding Campaign

The new logo shows a stone arch which the university says “represents the strength of the university community and reflects the faculty and staff’s commitment to advocating for students and providing them a safe and supportive environment in which to pursue their education.”

Jarvis Christian College to Open Its First Satellite Campus

Jarvis Christian College to Open Its First Satellite Campus

Jarvis Christian College, a historically Black educational institution in Hawkins, Texas, has announced that it is opening its first satellite campus at the Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas.

A New Degree Program in Supply Chain and Logistics Management at Fort Valley State

A New Degree Program in Supply Chain and Logistics Management at Fort Valley State

Fort Valley State University, a historically Black educational institution in Georgia, has announced that it will be offering this fall a new bachelor of business administration degree with a concentration in supply chain and logistics management.

North Carolina A&T State University in a Major Restructuring of Its Academic Programs

North Carolina A&T State University in a Major Restructuring of Its Academic Programs

According to the university, “the reorganization will position North Carolina A&T to award degrees that support careers of the future and increase its competitiveness in the global marketplace.”

Norfolk State University Offering New Bachelor's Degree Program

Norfolk State University Offering New Bachelor’s Degree Program

Historically Black Norfolk State University in Virginia has announced that beginning this fall the university will be offering a new bachelor’s degree program in tourism and hospitality management. The new degree program will be offered online.

Kentucky State University to Provide Free E-Textbooks to All Students

Kentucky State University to Provide Free E-Textbooks to All Students

Under the agreement, Pearson will offer electronic textbooks to Kentucky State students for a flat fee. The university is offering students a book scholarship to cover the costs of the Pearson fee.

A New Master's Degree Program at Mississippi Valley State University

A New Master’s Degree Program at Mississippi Valley State University

Historically Black Mississippi Valley State University has announced that is it offering a new master’s degree program in sports administration. Students will have the option of a concentration in international sports, intercollegiate sports, or sport leadership.

Pennsylvania HBCU to Send Graduates to University of Pittsburgh Nursing School

Pennsylvania HBCU to Send Graduates to University of Pittsburgh Nursing School

Cheyney University has signed an agreement to fast-track high-achieving Cheyney graduates into the accelerated bachelor’s degree program in nursing and the Ph.D. program in nursing at the University of Pittsburgh.

University of the District of Columbia Makes Bid for Top D.C. High School Students

University of the District of Columbia Makes Bid for Top D.C. High School Students

Under the D.C. UP program, valedictorians and salutatorians at the 70 high schools in the District of Columbia would be offered full tuition scholarships for four years and a $6,000 annual housing allowance.

Shaw University Ends Three-Year Salary Reduction Program

Shaw University Ends Three-Year Salary Reduction Program

The university said increases in enrollment, cost-saving initiatives across academic and operational budgets, and historic gains in corporate and private giving have allowed the educational institution to restore regular wage schedules.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Opens New Fish Testing Laboratory

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Opens New Fish Testing Laboratory

Located in Lonoke, Arkansas, the Fish Health Inspection Laboratory is one of 11 facilities nationwide approved by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to test fish for viruses so that they can exported to other states and nations.

Tennessee State University in a New Effort to Promote Urban Agriculture

Tennessee State University in a New Effort to Promote Urban Agriculture

Under the agreement with Farm Credit of Mid-America, the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Resources at Tennessee State will promote new ways of growing fruit and vegetables in small urban spaces.

Eli Lilly and Company's New Minority Fellowship Program for Howard University Graduates

Eli Lilly and Company’s New Minority Fellowship Program for Howard University Graduates

The Minority Fellowship program is open to physicians and other individuals who hold doctorates in scientific fields who want to pursue a career in the pharmaceutical field. The first class of Minority Fellows are Howard University graduates.

Fort Valley State University's New Program to Enhance Access to Higher Education

Fort Valley State University’s New Program to Enhance Access to Higher Education

The HBCU has entered into an agreement with Gordon State College in Barnesville, Georgia, that aims to increase access to college for students who show promise but have not achieved the necessary admission requirements for a state university.

Morgan State University Partners With the Army Corps of Engineers

Morgan State University Partners With the Army Corps of Engineers

The partnership calls for collaborate research programs, student internships and mentoring, academic and career counseling, and instruction and lectures in STEM fields by Army Corps of Engineers professionals.

North Carolina A&T State University Scholars Develop New Asphalt Product

North Carolina A&T State University Scholars Develop New Asphalt Product

Pig farmers around the world have to deal with 43 billion gallons of pig manure each year. Scientists at historically Black North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro have come up with a new process that could produce a valuable product from pig waste.

After a Four-Year Freeze, Benedict College Has a Modest Tuition Increase

After a Four-Year Freeze, Benedict College Has a Modest Tuition Increase

David Swinton, president of Benedict College, stated that “in order to maintain the quality of our academic programs and physical plant, a moderate increase was necessary.”

Bethune-Cookman University Teams Up With Arizona Summit Law School

Bethune-Cookman University Teams Up With Arizona Summit Law School

Under the agreement, more than $12 million in scholarships will be offered to students from Bethune-Cookman University and other HBCUs. About 100 scholarships will be available annually for HBCU students.

Mississippi Valley State University to Offer a New Concentration in Sound Recording Technology

Mississippi Valley State University to Offer a New Concentration in Sound Recording Technology

The new concentration aims to prepare students for careers as recording technicians, mixing engineers, live sound recorders, recording studio entrepreneurs, and other entertainment industry occupations.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Reorganizes a Major Academic Unit

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Reorganizes a Major Academic Unit

The School of Arts and Professions, which came into being in 1996, now will be called the School of Education, Social Sciences and the Arts. Ray J. Davis will serve as dean of the new school.

Delaware State Partners With Southwest Petroleum University in China

Delaware State Partners With Southwest Petroleum University in China

The agreement with Southwest Petroleum University in Chengdu, China, calls for faculty and student exchanges between the two universities, research collaborations, and other activities.

Saint Augustine's University Partners With a University in Colombia

Saint Augustine’s University Partners With a University in Colombia

Saint Augustine’s University, the historically Black educational institution in Raleigh, North Carolina, has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of the Pacific in the South American nation of Colombia. The agreement will allow for student exchanges beginning this coming academic year.

Texas Southern University Partners With Lone Star College

Texas Southern University Partners With Lone Star College

Under the agreement, students who earn associate’s degrees at Lone Star College will be helped in transferring to Texas Southern University and will be provided with academic counseling. Students who earn credits at Texas Southern University but leave school, will be able to use those credits to obtain an associate’s degree at Lone Star College.

Mississippi Valley State University Debuts Retention Program Aimed at Sophomores

Mississippi Valley State University Debuts Retention Program Aimed at Sophomores

The new initiative includes the assignment of mentors as “success coaches” for all second-year students. Workshops are held every two weeks and sophomores are given leadership training, community service opportunities, and academic support.

Encouraging News on Enrollments at Virginia State University

Encouraging News on Enrollments at Virginia State University

Preliminary data for fall enrollments project a 5 percent increase in total enrollments from a year ago. The number of first-year students who have indicated their intention to enroll is up a significant 30 percent from 2015.

Alabama State University to Offer Two New Degree Programs

Alabama State University to Offer Two New Degree Programs

The university will now offer a bachelor’s degree program in biomedical engineering, a STEM program that will be attractive to a diverse group of students. The university also will now offer a master of social work degree program.

Oakwood University Expands Its Online Education Footprint

Oakwood University Expands Its Online Education Footprint

Under the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements program, students residing in 40 states and the District of Columbia can now take courses through Oakwood Online University.

Accrediting Agency Updates Status of Two Alabama HBCUs

Accrediting Agency Updates Status of Two Alabama HBCUs

Alabama State University in Montgomery was removed from accreditation warning status by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Tuskegee University will remain on warning status for another year.

Voorhees College to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree Program in Psychology

Voorhees College to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Psychology

The new major will focus on providing students with the opportunity to understand major theoretical approaches, findings, and historical trends in psychology and to familiarize them with research methods in psychology, including design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Florida A&M University to Build a New Living / Learning Community

Florida A&M University to Build a New Living / Learning Community

The new living/learning community will be the sixth such residence at the university. It will provide housing for 440 students. Living/learning communities house students with similar majors or interests.

HBCUs Sign Transfer Agreement With California Community Colleges

HBCUs Sign Transfer Agreement With California Community Colleges

Under the agreement, students who complete an associate’s degree with a grade point average of 2.5 or higher can automatically gain admission to 21 historically Black colleges and universities as junior transfer students.

New Morgan State University Museum Opens in Baltimore

New Morgan State University Museum Opens in Baltimore

Morgan State University in Baltimore has opened the renovated Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum. Jackson, who died in 1975, served for three decades as president of the Baltimore chapter of the NAACP. The museum is located in her former home but is owned and operated by the university.

Two New Science Buildings to Be Constructed at Savannah State University

Two New Science Buildings to Be Constructed at Savannah State University

The new marine science building is situated on acreage that has deep water access to the ocean and the new science and technology building on the main campus will house laboratories for engineering technology, electrical engineering, civil engineering and chemistry.