HBCUs

Expected Huge Increase in First-Year Enrollments at Fayetteville State University

Expected Huge Increase in First-Year Enrollments at Fayetteville State University

As of the beginning of May, 630 students have made a deposit indicating that they attend to enroll this fall at Fayetteville State University in North Carolina. This is up from 493 in last year’s entering class. This is an increase of 30 percent.

Mississippi Valley State University to Offer New Master's Degree in Convergent Journalism

Mississippi Valley State University to Offer New Master’s Degree in Convergent Journalism

Convergent journalism includes text, audio, and visual communication that can be accessed by consumers on demand. Mississippi Valley State says there are only nine other similar programs nationwide that will be offered this fall.

Former Faculty Team Up to Help Florida A&M Achieve Institutional Excellence

Former Faculty Team Up to Help Florida A&M Achieve Institutional Excellence

The new group, called the FAMU Forward Think Tank, will focus on designing ways to further institutional excellence at the university and enhance outreach and engagement with all stakeholders in the community.

The Campus of Morgan State University Designated as a "National Treasure"

The Campus of Morgan State University Designated as a “National Treasure”

The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Morgan State University will develop a preservation plan that stewards the many historic buildings on campus, while planning wisely for the university’s future.

Dillard University Suspends Admissions to Its Bachelor's Degree Nursing Programs

Dillard University Suspends Admissions to Its Bachelor’s Degree Nursing Programs

The university will conduct a full internal assessment of the nursing program on all aspects of the program including curriculum, staffing, and support programs with the goal of boosting the performance of graduates on the nursing licensure examination.

Harris-Stowe State University to Offer Its First Graduate Degree Programs

Harris-Stowe State University to Offer Its First Graduate Degree Programs

The first three planned graduate degree programs are in literacy and mathematics education, cybersecurity, and an MBA in health care administration.

Fayetteville State University Team Wins the Inaugural Swarmathon Robotics Competition

Fayetteville State University Team Wins the Inaugural Swarmathon Robotics Competition

Students from 12 colleges and universities from across the nation were invited to the contest to develop software codes to operate innovative types of small robots called “swarmies.” NASA plans to use swarmies to locate resources when astronauts land on Mars.

Student-Run Record Label Established at Bethune-Cookman University

Student-Run Record Label Established at Bethune-Cookman University

HBCU Records recently signed two university students to be the first artists associated with the new label. Both have recorded songs and have produced music videos for the new record company.

Thirty Black Colleges and Universities Receive Career Pathways Grants

Thirty Black Colleges and Universities Receive Career Pathways Grants

The United Negro College Fund has announced the awarding of 30 grants to history Black or predominantly Black colleges and universities. The Career Pathways grant program was made possible by funding from the Lilly Foundation.

Howard University Issues Tuition Rebates to Students Who Graduated Within Four Years

Howard University Issues Tuition Rebates to Students Who Graduated Within Four Years

Howard University, the historically Black research university in Washington, D.C., has issued a 50 percent rebate on the last semester’s tuition for students who completed their degrees in the traditional four-year time frame.

New Student Center Planned on the Campus of North Carolina Central University

New Student Center Planned on the Campus of North Carolina Central University

A new 100,230-square-foot student center for North Carolina Central University in Durham has been approved by the board of governors of the University of North Carolina. The existing student center was constructed 50 years ago and is the oldest in the university system.

Spelman College Establishes a Curatorial Studies Program

Spelman College Establishes a Curatorial Studies Program

A recent survey found that only 4 percent of museum professionals are African Americans. This new program, said to be the first of its kind at a historically Black college or university, seeks to address the diversity gap in museum leadership.

Ranking the Best HBCUs: Did Money and Essence Get It Right?

Ranking the Best HBCUs: Did Money and Essence Get It Right?

The magazines Money and Essence recently collaborated on a project to determine the best historically Black colleges and universities. But any ratings initiative depends on the criteria selected to choose “the best.”

Central State University in Ohio to Become More Affordable to Out-of-State Students

Central State University in Ohio to Become More Affordable to Out-of-State Students

For the current academic year, out-of-state tuition was just under $14,000. For students from Ohio, tuition was $6,246. Under the new tuition formula, the out-of-state surcharge will be reduced by 76 percent for most students entering this coming fall.

Morehouse School of Medicine to Create a Heart Disease Registry for African Americans

Morehouse School of Medicine to Create a Heart Disease Registry for African Americans

The new registry will import data directly from electronic health records enabling researchers to track trends and develop effective treatments for African American cardiovascular disease patients.

HBCU Law School Establishes the Intellectual Property Law Institute

HBCU Law School Establishes the Intellectual Property Law Institute

Students at the Intellectual Property Law Institute at North Carolina Central University School of Law in Durham will gain practical legal experience by helping review suspect patents at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Bowie State University Announces a New Concentration in Entrepreneurship

Bowie State University Announces a New Concentration in Entrepreneurship

The concentration will teach students how to develop a startup, run a small business, navigate the venture financing process and bring an entrepreneur’s perspective to large organizations, while building on a foundation of concepts of marketing, accounting, finance and management.

Winston-Salem State University Reports Encouraging Admissions Data

Winston-Salem State University Reports Encouraging Admissions Data

The university reports a surge in applicants and a 34 percent increase in the number of first-year students who have indicated their intent to enroll this coming. The number of transfer students is also on the rise.

Florida A&M University Crowned Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Florida A&M University Crowned Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Teams from 48 historically Black colleges and universities or predominantly Black institutions participated in the 27th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge. For the eighth time, the champion was Florida A&M University.

New Master's Degree Program at Lincoln University Will Focus on HBCU Leadership

New Master’s Degree Program at Lincoln University Will Focus on HBCU Leadership

The program, scheduled to begin this fall, will educate master’s degree students in higher education leadership with an emphasis on understanding the nuances and issues involved in the administration of HBCUs.

Mamasa Camara Is Spelman College's First Gates Cambridge Scholar

Mamasa Camara Is Spelman College’s First Gates Cambridge Scholar

With the Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Camara will pursue a master’s degree in African studies at Cambridge University in England. She will focus her research on the practice of female circumcision in Kenya in the 1990-to-1960 period.

Bond Measure to Provide a Financial Windfall for HBCUs in North Carolina

Bond Measure to Provide a Financial Windfall for HBCUs in North Carolina

Voters in North Carolina passed a referendum authorizing the issuing of $2 billion in bonds to support the state-operated colleges and universities, water and sewer systems, agriculture, state parks, public safety programs, and National Guard.

A Haunting Tour of the Southern University Campus

A Haunting Tour of the Southern University Campus

A journalism professor at Louisiana State University recently toured the campus of nearby Southern University, a historically Black educational institution in Baton Rouge. He was shocked by what he found.

Cheyney University Signs Agreement With Delaware County Community College

Cheyney University Signs Agreement With Delaware County Community College

Historically Black Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has seen a 50 percent drop in enrollments since 2009. The new agreement opens up new avenues for the university to increase the size of its student body.

CEO of New Search Firm Focusing on HBCUs Talks With JBHE

CEO of New Search Firm Focusing on HBCUs Talks With JBHE

JBHE conducted an interview with Christopher Braswell, president of TM2 Education Search to get a better idea of the plans for the new venture.

Wiley College to Establish a New School of Film and Drama

Wiley College to Establish a New School of Film and Drama

Wiley College in Marshall, Texas, has announced that it is establishing the Nate Parker School of Film and Drama in the fall of 2016. Nate Parker is the creator of the film The Birth of a Nation that tells the story of the 1831 slave revolt led by Nat Turner.

HBCUs With the Most Graduates Currently Volunteering in the Peace Corps

HBCUs With the Most Graduates Currently Volunteering in the Peace Corps

With 16 graduates serving in the Peace Corps, Howard University ranks first among all historically Black colleges and universities. Spelman College in Atlanta is a distant second with seven graduates currently serving in the Peace Corps. Florida A&M University ranks third.

New Partnership Seeks to Increase Study Abroad Opportunities for HBCU Students

New Partnership Seeks to Increase Study Abroad Opportunities for HBCU Students

African Americans are about 13 percent of all undergraduate students but only 5.6 percent of the students who study abroad. A new partnership aims to increase study abroad opportunities for students at all minority serving educational institutions.

Albany State Students Protest the Adoption of the University's New Mission Statement

Albany State Students Protest the Adoption of the University’s New Mission Statement

Students, dressed all in black, stood up and walked out of an Honors Day award ceremony. They objected to the fact that there was no mention of Albany State’s status as a historically Black university in the new mission statement.

Tuskegee University Looks to Boost African Americans' Participation in Clinical Trials

Tuskegee University Looks to Boost African Americans’ Participation in Clinical Trials

The partnership with Eli Lilly and Company will include applied research, education, and community engagement programs. The ultimate goal of the project is to reestablish trust between the African American community and the medical research establishment.

North Carolina A&T State University Partners With the Elon University School of Law

North Carolina A&T State University Partners With the Elon University School of Law

Students will spend their first three years at North Carolina A&T, studying a pre-law curriculum. They will spend the next two and a half years at Elon’s law school. Successful completion will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a juris doctorate in five and a half years.

Howard University's Founders Library Designated a "National Treasure"

Howard University’s Founders Library Designated a “National Treasure”

The university and the National Trust for Historic Preservation will now cooperate in efforts to improve the facility as a 21st-century learning environment while protecting its historical significance.

Former Predominantly Black University Presidents Start an Executive Search Firm

Former Predominantly Black University Presidents Start an Executive Search Firm

Four former president of predominantly Black universities have formed a new executive search firm that will focus on filling positions at historically Black colleges and universities and other predominantly Black educational institutions.

Howard University Is the Only HBCU Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Howard University Is the Only HBCU Among the Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Howard University in Washington, D.C. was the only HBCU that made the list of the top 25 producers of Peace Corps volunteers in the three categories of large universities, medium-size colleges and universities and small colleges and universities.

Texas HBCU Signs Agreement With the National Institute of Technology of Mexico

Texas HBCU Signs Agreement With the National Institute of Technology of Mexico

The National Institute of Technology of Mexico is headquartered in Mexico City and operates 263 campuses throughout the country. Now students at any campus will be eligible for study abroad opportunities at Prairie View A&M University.

Tuskegee University Receives Donation of Historic Building

Tuskegee University Receives Donation of Historic Building

The estate of the late Jock Smith, a co-founder of the Cochran Firm, led by Johnnie Cochran, has donated a historic building where he housed his law offices to Tuskegee University.