U.S. Education Department Awards $227.9 Million in Grants to 97 HBCUs

The U.S. Department of Education has announced grants totaling nearly $228 million that will be awarded to 97 historically Black colleges and universities. The five-year, Strengthening Historically Black College and Universities grants will be used for improving the physical plant at these institutions, strengthening their curriculum and academic resources, or to build endowments.

“HBCUs have made enduring, even staggering contributions to American life despite the steep financial challenges many have faced,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “The grants will help these important institutions continue to provide their students with the quality education they need to compete in the global economy.”

Here is a list of the 97 grants awarded under the program:

Alabama

  • Alabama A&M University — $3,236,524
  • Alabama State University — $3,994,637
  • Bishop State CC—Carver Campus — $500,000
  • Bishop State CC—Main Campus — $1,838,546
  • Concordia College—Selma — $1,002,132
  • Gadsden State Community College — $250,000
  • Trenholm State Technical College — $1,244,976
  • J.F. Drake State Technical College — $1,433,843
  • Lawson State Community College — $2,991,584
  • Miles College — $2,011,679
  • Oakwood University — $1,576,796
  • Shelton State Community College — $1,145,605
  • Stillman College — $1,742,200
  • Talladega College — $1,339,273
  • Tuskegee University — $2,279,998

Arkansas

  • Arkansas Baptist College — $1,435,675
  • Philander Smith University — $1,859,312
  • Shorter College — $250,000
  • University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff — $3,275,591

District of Columbia

  • University of the District of Columbia — $2,415,668

Delaware

  • Delaware State University — $2,173,761

Florida

  • Bethune-Cookman University — $2,926,836
  • Edward Waters College — $1,297,176
  • Florida A&M University — $6,596,639
  • Florida Memorial University — $2,025,731

Georgia

  • Albany State University — $3,724,604
  • Clark Atlanta University — $2,756,524
  • Fort Valley State University — $2,626,143
  • Morehouse College — $2,300,748
  • Paine College — $1,514,609
  • Savannah State University — $2,793,926
  • Spelman College — $2,085,873

Kentucky

  • Kentucky State University — $2,192,831

Louisiana

  • Dillard University — $2,006,534
  • Grambling State University — $3,444,511
  • Southern University & A&M College — $5,331,871
  • Southern University New Orleans — $2,577,184
  • Southern University Shreveport — $2,812,234
  • Xavier University of Louisiana — $3,199,496

Maryland

  • Bowie State University — $3,001,958
  • Coppin State University — $2,774,741
  • Morgan State University — $3,890,113
  • University of Maryland, Eastern Shore — $2,535,353

Missouri

  • Harris-Stowe State University — $1,578,832
  • Lincoln University — $2,289,891

Mississippi

  • Alcorn State University — $2,981,217
  • Coahoma Community College — $2,472,769
  • Hinds Community College — $1,592,626
  • Jackson State University — $5,314,828
  • Mississippi Valley State University — $2,539,567
  • Rust College — $1,505,037
  • Tougaloo College — $2,195,106

North Carolina

  • Bennett College — $1,457,849
  • Elizabeth City State University — $3,474,658
  • Fayetteville State University  — $3,842,872
  • Johnson C. Smith University  — $1,886,314
  • Livingstone College — $1,476,226
  • North Carolina A&T State University — $5,246,940
  • North Carolina Central University — $4,090,693
  • St. Augustine’s College — $1,638,519
  • Shaw University  — $2,467,589
  • Winston-Salem State University — $4,375,966

Ohio

  • Central State University — $1,978,028
  • Wilberforce University — $1,231,005

Oklahoma

  • Langston University — $2,356,747

Pennsylvania

  • Cheyney University of Pennsylvania — $1,712,647
  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania — $2,081,149

South Carolina

  • Allen University — $1,382,744
  • Benedict College — $2,672,945
  • Claflin University — $1,844,621
  • Clinton Junior College — $250,000
  • Denmark Technical College — $1,610,441
  • Morris College — $1,561,979
  • South Carolina State University — $3,354,581
  • Voorhees College — $1,743,086

Tennessee

  • Fisk University — $1,356,300
  • Lane College — $2,691,975
  • LeMoyne-Owen College — $1,252,907
  • Tennessee State University — $4,851,718

Texas

  • Huston-Tillotson University — $1,985,989
  • Jarvis Christian College — $991,903
  • Paul Quinn College — $1,079,394
  • Prairie View A&M University — $4,334,301
  • SW Christian College — $250,000
  • St. Philip’s College — $5,404,878
  • Texas College — $1,095,504
  • Texas Southern University — $4,438,376
  • Wiley College — $1,600,510

Virginia

  • Hampton University — $2,641,339
  • Norfolk State University — $3,312,058
  • St. Paul’s College — $1,392,751
  • Virginia State University — $3,679,066
  • Virginia Union University — $1,719,627
  • Virginia University of Lynchburg — $500,000

West Virginia

  • Bluefield State College — $1,208,548
  • West Virginia State University — $1,921,352

U.S. Virgin Islands

  • University of Virgin Islands — $1,650,898

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  1. This is a good thing, but I hope none of us believe it coincidence this was done on the eve of the election. Obama gave us nothing for almost 4 years, in fact took money away, but now he and Duncan are heroes. Thanks, but we won’t forget what we’ve been thru Santa.

  2. Tom says:

    Agreed….what took so long?

  3. Gwendolyn Henderson, Ed.S. says:

    Praise God from whom all Blessings flow. FAMU, ’86

    • Richard Earl Jenkins, Jr says:

      I am personally thankful for this income to these institutions. In light of the difficulties of these times, money given to anyone for a good cause is appreciated by me. I also, think that elements of these institutions are appreciative of this gift. Could President Obama given more? I wonder for you angryblackman, if President Obama was white, would you refer to him as Obama or President Obama. Probably when you think of the Bush(es) it is (Bushes) squared….mathematically speaking. Thank you for your time and energy in this matter. Respectfully yours, Richard Earl Jenkins, Jr.

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