HBCUs

Bethune-Cookman Debuts New Master's Degree Program in Athletic Training

Bethune-Cookman Debuts New Master’s Degree Program in Athletic Training

Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida, has begun a new master of athletic training degree program. The first cohort of students in the program have been immersed in a clinical rotation with the university’s football program.

A New Center for Women's Business Opens at North Carolina HBCU

A New Center for Women’s Business Opens at North Carolina HBCU

Elizabeth City State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, recently opened the Eastern Women’s Business Center on campus. The goal of the center is to help women entrepreneurs open and operate new business enterprises in the area.

Albany State University's Effort to Boost Black Male College Enrollments

Albany State University’s Effort to Boost Black Male College Enrollments

Four years ago, 34 young men joined the program aimed at increasing the college enrollment rate of young Black males in the Dougherty County School System. This fall 23 of them enrolled in college and six joined the military.

Clark Atlanta University Wins Court Ruling to Regain 13 Acres of Valuable Land

Clark Atlanta University Wins Court Ruling to Regain 13 Acres of Valuable Land

In 1940, what is now Clark Atlanta University deeded 13 acres of land to Morris Brown College. The agreement stated that ownership of the land would revert back to the university if the property no longer was used for educational purposes. That 1940 agreement has been upheld. The land is adjacent to the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

Delaware State University Joins Partnership to Help the City of Wilmington

Delaware State University Joins Partnership to Help the City of Wilmington

Delaware State University, the historically Black educational institution in Dover, has entered into an agreement with the University of Delaware and the city of Wilmington that will benefit the people of the city and lead to learning opportunities for students.

Bethune-Cookman University Expands Its Recruitment Activites in The Bahamas

Bethune-Cookman University Expands Its Recruitment Activites in The Bahamas

A goal of the Bahamas Initiative is the establishment of articulation agreements with schools and other agencies in The Bahamas that will lead to increased enrollments of Bahamian students at Bethune-Cookman, especially in the STEM fields with a research focus.

Southern University Reports a Turnaround in Enrollments

Southern University Reports a Turnaround in Enrollments

Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reports that for the first time in seven years, there has been significant increases in enrollments. The university reports that the number of new first-time students is up 13 percent from a year ago.

Morgan State University Partners With Two Community Colleges

Morgan State University Partners With Two Community Colleges

Morgan State has entered into a partnership that will allow students who graduate with associate’s degrees from Prince George’s Community College and Howard Community College, to study for bachelor’s degrees in engineering or psychology at the Laurel College Center.

Act II for the Darrell Walker Art and Basketball Fundraiser at Clark Atlanta University

Act II for the Darrell Walker Art and Basketball Fundraiser at Clark Atlanta University

Coach Darrell Walker uses his contacts in the sports, entertainment, and arts fields to secure donations of artwork and memorabilia that are auctioned off to raise money to pay for summer school tuition and other academic services for the players on this team.

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Debuts New Scholarship Program

Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina, Debuts New Scholarship Program

The scholarships will provide funds for tuition, fees and room and board for first-year students. The scholarships are renewable for three additional years provided the students maintain a 3.75 grade point average.

Record First-Year Enrollments at Tennessee State University in Nashville

Record First-Year Enrollments at Tennessee State University in Nashville

There are more than 1,500 students in this fall’s entering class. This is the largest first-year class in the university’s history and 17 percent more entering students than was the case a year ago. Increased enrollments have prompted a plan to build a new $75 million residential complex on campus.

Winston-Salem State University Offers a New Online Nursing Degree Program

Winston-Salem State University Offers a New Online Nursing Degree Program

According to the North Carolina Board of Nursing, only about 35 percent of North Carolina’s 106,000 licensed nurses have obtained a bachelor’s degree. Winston-Salem State University has announced a new competency-based online degree program to address this concern.

Delaware State University Partners With Beihua University in China

Delaware State University Partners With Beihua University in China

Under the agreement students at Beihua University will complete three years of study in China. They will then come to Delaware State for one semester of intensive study of English. Upon completion, they will be eligible for admission to the master’s degree program in physics at Delaware State.

U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best Black Colleges and Universities

U.S. News Names Its Choices for the Best Black Colleges and Universities

As was the case last year, Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked as the nation’s best HBCU. Howard University in Washington, D.C. was ranked second. Both HBCUs made impressive gains in the overall rankings of national universities and colleges.

HBCUs Report Impressive Enrollment Gains

HBCUs Report Impressive Enrollment Gains

Alcorn State University in Mississippi reports that the first-year class is the largest in university history. There are 740 entering students this year, an increase of 38 percent from a year ago. Several other HBCUs have also reported impressive gains.

Bowie State Teams Up With the University of Maryland to Train Predoctoral Fellows in Education

Bowie State Teams Up With the University of Maryland to Train Predoctoral Fellows in Education

The Research Institute for Scholars in Education (RISE) training program will provide students with research mentoring on language and literacy topics from University of Maryland faculty and academic mentoring from Bowie State University faculty.

Delaware State University Improves Its Nursing Education Program

Delaware State University Improves Its Nursing Education Program

From 2007-2014, an average of 62 percent of the graduates of the Delaware State University program passed the licensing examination. This year 90 percent of the students in the graduating class passed the examination on their first attempt.

Southern University Is the First HBCU to Partner With America Makes

Southern University Is the First HBCU to Partner With America Makes

America Makes is a multi-agency collaboration among industry, universities, and government partners, led by the Departments of Commerce, Energy, Defense, Education, NASA, and the National Science Foundation that conducts research into additive manufacturing and 3D printing technology.

Elizabeth City State University Debuts Its First Fully Online Degree Program

Elizabeth City State University Debuts Its First Fully Online Degree Program

The interdisciplinary degree program offers a number of concentrations including social and behavioral sciences, STEM, humanities, health, children and community services, Africana studies, and politics and government.

Three HBCUs Report Record Enrollment Numbers

Three HBCUs Report Record Enrollment Numbers

Prairie View A&M University in Texas, Claflin University in South Carolina, and Meharry Medical College in Nashville are all reporting record enrollment numbers for entering students.

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky to Relocate to the Campus of the Newest HBCU, Simmons College

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky to Relocate to the Campus of the Newest HBCU, Simmons College

Simmons College, a historically Black educational institution in Louisville, announced that the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky will establish offices on campus and begin to offer a master of divinity degree at the college. The first students are expected to enroll for the Spring 2018 semester.

Central State University Offering Two Additional Bachelor's Degree Programs

Central State University Offering Two Additional Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Central State University, the historically Black educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio, has announced the creation of two new bachelor’s degree programs in agricultural education and exercise science. These two new degrees will bring the total number of possible majors at the university to 40.

Academic Restructuring at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina

Academic Restructuring at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina

Johnson C Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced the creation of a School of Social Work at the university. The Metropolitan College of Professional Studies will house adult education, online degree programs, and the departments of business administration and health and human performance.

Tennessee State University President Outlines Her Vision for the Future

Tennessee State University President Outlines Her Vision for the Future

In a recent speech to faculty and staff, Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover outlined her four main goals: increase four-year graduation rates; ensure campus health and safety; improve customer service; and sustain/diversify revenue streams.

The Rebranding of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

The Rebranding of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

The new logo has a depiction of Lane Hall, the oldest building on campus and stands upon the words “Founded 1891.” The new tagline “Come to Discover. Leave to Conquer.” is consistent with the university’s mascot, the Vikings.

Central State University Looks to Partner With the City of Xenia, Ohio

Central State University Looks to Partner With the City of Xenia, Ohio

The city of Xenia currently provides water and fire/EMS service to the university, via a contract. As a resident business, Central State will not have to pay a premium in surcharges and will have access to additional city services.

College Choice Offers Its Take on the Nation's Best HBCUs

College Choice Offers Its Take on the Nation’s Best HBCUs

College Choice.com, which ranks colleges and universities on a wide range of criteria, recently released its rankings of the 50 Best HBCUs. Howard University, Spelman College, Hampton University, Huston-Tillotson University, and Xavier University held the top spots.

Claflin University Named to List of "Cutting Edge Music Education Programs"

Claflin University Named to List of “Cutting Edge Music Education Programs”

Claflin University was commended for “its comprehensive coursework, clinical experience and world-renowned faculty for preparing the next generation of professional musicians and educators.”

Norfolk State University Unveils a New Logo and Marketing Slogan

Norfolk State University Unveils a New Logo and Marketing Slogan

Norfolk State University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, has unveiled a new logo and marketing campaign that uses the tagline “We see the future in you.”

New Scholarship Program Taking Shape at North Carolina HBCUs

New Scholarship Program Taking Shape at North Carolina HBCUs

The Cheatham-White Scholarships will be offered to students entering North Carolina Central University and North Carolina A&T State University in the fall of 2018. North Carolina Central University announced that it will match the state appropriation dollar-for-dollar, allowing the university to award 20 scholarships each year.

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina to Offer a Kinesiology Major

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina to Offer a Kinesiology Major

The new kinesiology major at Elizabeth City State University will offer three different concentrations: fitness and wellness, physical education and health, and exercise science. There are 40 students who are now enrolled in the program.

Xavier University of Louisiana Announces New Academic Programs

Xavier University of Louisiana Announces New Academic Programs

The university is adding an undergraduate major in neuroscience, a minor degree program in cognitive neuroscience, a minor degree program in bioethics, and a new crime and social justice concentration for undergraduate majors in sociology.

Fayetteville State University Makes Several Changes to Its Academic Structure

Fayetteville State University Makes Several Changes to Its Academic Structure

Under the restructuring two schools will now become colleges and the university will establish the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work.

Bowie State University in Maryland Makes a Major Commitment to Solar Power

Bowie State University in Maryland Makes a Major Commitment to Solar Power

The historically Black university will add a solar canopy over a parking lot, put panels in a vacant field, and add solar panels on the roof of the library and the roof of the physical education complex. The new system is expected to supply about 10 percent of the university’s electricity.

Tuskegee University Seeks to Increase Diversity of Veterinary Medical Education

Tuskegee University Seeks to Increase Diversity of Veterinary Medical Education

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Preference will be given to recruiting and admitting qualified students from underrepresented groups.

Social Work Degree Programs at Central State University in Ohio Gain Accreditation

Social Work Degree Programs at Central State University in Ohio Gain Accreditation

The university’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in social work will be accredited through 2021. Accredited bachelor’ degree programs must offer undergraduates 400 hours of field experience.