HBCUs

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.

Alabama A&M University Partners With the Small Business Administration

Alabama A&M University Partners With the Small Business Administration

The alliance aims to facilitate the strengthening of small business through the strategic sharing and provision of access to resources, publications, training materials, workshops, speakers, and referrals.

Can Black Colleges Structure Themselves to Survive and Thrive?

Can Black Colleges Structure Themselves to Survive and Thrive?

Darold Hamlin, John Rosenthall, and Byron Cherry offer the view that the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities must embrace the academic research and development culture in order to have the funding necessary for survival in the 21st century.

Barber-Scotia College's Campus Is Leased by a New University

Barber-Scotia College’s Campus Is Leased by a New University

Historically Black Barber-Scotia College in Concord, North Carolina, has struggled since losing its accreditation in 2004. No classes were held this past semester. Now, the college has leased most of its campus to a new university, which is headed by a woman who immigrated from Ghana.

Claflin University to Debut a Bachelor's Degree Program in Nursing

Claflin University to Debut a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Nursing

The new program will be offered only to registered nurses who have obtained an associate’s degree in nursing. Claflin states that it will be the only historically Black college or university in South Carolina to offer a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Dillard University Partners With the U.S. Army Research Laboratory

Dillard University Partners With the U.S. Army Research Laboratory

The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory will provide funding and other resources for student research during the summer months, as well during the regular academic year.

Tougaloo College in Mississippi to Offer a New Pre-Law Program

Tougaloo College in Mississippi to Offer a New Pre-Law Program

Students in the program will be required to take 18 credit hours to qualify for the pre-law minor. Required courses include two semesters of constitutional law, legal research, legal writing, the legal environment of business, and the logic and effective thinking.

Hampton University Students to Conduct Research for NASA Satellite Program

Hampton University Students to Conduct Research for NASA Satellite Program

Hampton University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, is partnering with three other universities in Virginia that will develop and fly a group of small satellites that will take measurement of Earth’s atmosphere.

Shaw University in Raleigh Reports a Record Number of Applicants

Shaw University in Raleigh Reports a Record Number of Applicants

Applications are up 74 percent from last year. The university also reports that at this time, the number of confirmed new students is up 145 percent from a year ago.

Tuskegee University Graduates Are the Stars of a New Reality Show on Animal Planet

Tuskegee University Graduates Are the Stars of a New Reality Show on Animal Planet

The television cable network Animal Planet recently debuted a new reality program that follows the professional and family life of three graduates of the College of Veterinary Medicine at historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama.

The New Albany State University Reorganizes Its Academic Structure

The New Albany State University Reorganizes Its Academic Structure

The merger of historically Black Albany State University and Darton State College is expected to be completed by the end of the calendar year. But the Darton name will not fade into history. The Darton College of Health Professions will be one of the five colleges of the new combined institution.

Bethune-Cookman University Approves Construction of a New Student Center

Bethune-Cookman University Approves Construction of a New Student Center

The four-story, 110,000-square-foot building will consist of a two-story podium containing student services, food services, state-of-the-art wellness facilities, and common areas. The top two stories will be student residential space.

Texas Southern University Teams Up With Verizon for STEM Summer Program

Texas Southern University Teams Up With Verizon for STEM Summer Program

The Verizon Minority Male Makers Program @ Texas Southern University is designed to introduce male middle school students from underrepresented groups to the high-tech skills and concepts that will lead them to better career opportunities.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in Cybersecurity

University of Maryland Eastern Shore to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Cybersecurity

To be accepted into the new master’s degree program in cybersecurity, students need a bachelor’s degree in a related technology field or have experience in cybersecurity in the workforce.

Tennessee State University Gives Major Tuition Discount to Some Out-of-State Students

Tennessee State University Gives Major Tuition Discount to Some Out-of-State Students

Under the 250-Mile Radius Rate undergraduates taking 15 credit hours will pay $5,903 per year in tuition, a reduction of 43 percent from the current out-of-state tuition charge. The new rate plan also applies for graduate students.

Morehouse School of Medicine Awards a Record Number of Degrees

Morehouse School of Medicine Awards a Record Number of Degrees

This spring, the Morehouse School of Medicine awarded 118 degrees, the largest number in its history. Among the degrees conferred at spring commencement were 57 medical doctorates and 10 Ph.D.s in biomedical sciences.

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.