HBCUs

A Milestone Commencement at North Carolina Central University

A Milestone Commencement at North Carolina Central University

The University awarded 725 undergraduate degrees and 490 graduate degrees at commencement ceremonies earlier this month, the largest total in the university’s history. It also awarded its first Ph.D.s in over a half century.

Shaw University Enters Partnership With Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Shaw University Enters Partnership With Roanoke-Chowan Community College

Shaw University has been offering courses in the Ashokie area since 1983. Under the agreement, these Shaw University courses will now be offered on the campus of Roanoke-Chowan Community College.

Alcorn State University to Offer Bachelor's Degree Programs at Its Vicksburg Location

Alcorn State University to Offer Bachelor’s Degree Programs at Its Vicksburg Location

Alcorn State University, the historically Black educational institution in Mississippi, has announced that it will now offer bachelor’s degree programs at its Vicksburg Expansion Center. Previously, students at the Vicksburg location could take courses only leading to an associate’s degree.

The Plan to Save Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

The Plan to Save Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

A state task force said that for Cheyney University to remain an independent, four-year institution, workforce reductions would have to be made, the campuses may need to be downsized, and that the university may have to consider eliminating intercollegiate sports.

North Carolina A&T University Offering One-Year Master's Degrees in Engineering Disciplines

North Carolina A&T University Offering One-Year Master’s Degrees in Engineering Disciplines

One-year master’s degrees are now being offered in bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, industrial /systems engineering and mechanical engineering, as well as computer science.

The HBCU Clean Energy Consortium Competing for Solar Energy Development Funds

The HBCU Clean Energy Consortium Competing for Solar Energy Development Funds

Over the next 18 months, the consortium will work on developing new and innovative financial and business models that would increase solar energy adoption in low-income, African American communities.

Texas Southern University Adds a New Doctoral Degree Program in Public Administration

Texas Southern University Adds a New Doctoral Degree Program in Public Administration

If approved by the Texas Higher Education Commission, the new online doctoral program in public administration at Texas Southern University will be the first in Texas and one of only six in the nation.

HBCU Fellowship Program Established by Columbia's School of Professional Studies

HBCU Fellowship Program Established by Columbia’s School of Professional Studies

Under Columbia University’s HBCU Fellowship program, high-performing students from a network of historically Black colleges and universities will be matched with sponsor companies to receive full scholarships to Columbia’s professional master’s degree programs.

Lincoln University Enters Agreement to Feed Students to Drake University's Professional Schools

Lincoln University Enters Agreement to Feed Students to Drake University’s Professional Schools

Under the agreement, students at Lincoln University who meet certain criteria will be guaranteed admission to the Drake School of Law and the School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. These students will also receive significant scholarships.

Leadership Purge in Dean Positions at Florida A&M University

Leadership Purge in Dean Positions at Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University announced that it has removed three deans from their posts and named interim deans to replace them. The three deans will remain on the university’s faculty.

Central State University Making Progress in Steadying Its Financial Situation

Central State University Making Progress in Steadying Its Financial Situation

Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, announced that it has made substantial progress in addressing the school’s financial problems. The university now exceeds state-mandated financial benchmarks, and as a result as been removed from the Fiscal Watch designation by state authorities.

Jarvis Christian College to Open a Satellite Campus in Dallas

Jarvis Christian College to Open a Satellite Campus in Dallas

Jarvis Christian College, the historically Black educational institution in Hawkins, Texas, has announced that it will open an “instructional site” in Dallas, about 100 miles to the west of its main campus. Classes will begin at the new location this coming fall.

Kentucky State University Establishes the Institute for Lifelong Learning

Kentucky State University Establishes the Institute for Lifelong Learning

Offerings will include credit-bearing courses for teachers and social workers who want to enhance their professional development skills and credentials. But there will also be many noncredit courses in subject areas such as wine tasting, belly dancing, and English as a second language.

Florida A&M University Designated a Leader in Cyber Defense Education

Florida A&M University Designated a Leader in Cyber Defense Education

Florida A&M University, the historically Black educational institution in Tallahassee, was recently designated by the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education.

Fayetteville State University to Offer a New Online Degree Program in Accounting

Fayetteville State University to Offer a New Online Degree Program in Accounting

Fayetteville State University, the historically Black educational institution in North Carolina, has announced that it is adding a new bachelor’s degree program in accounting. It will be the only public university in the state of North Carolina to offer an online bachelor’s degree program in accounting.

New Campaign Seeks to Curtail Tobacco Use on HBCU Campuses

New Campaign Seeks to Curtail Tobacco Use on HBCU Campuses

The CVS Health Foundation has joined forces with the anti-tobacco organization the Truth Initiative to help make the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities tobacco-free. According to the foundation, less than half of the nation’s HBCUs have smoke-free or tobacco-free policies.

Finances Force Savannah State University to Drop Out of the NCAA's Division I

Finances Force Savannah State University to Drop Out of the NCAA’s Division I

Cheryl D. Dozier, president of Savannah State University, issued a statement that read in part: “While I am extremely proud of the progress our athletes and coaches have made at the Division I Level, it is not financially feasible for us to continue.”

Central State University Offers New Scholarship for STEM Majors

Central State University Offers New Scholarship for STEM Majors

The Broadening Ohio’s Workforce in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics-Agriculture scholarship offers a renewable $10,000 scholarship for first-year students and community college transfers. To be eligible, students must be Ohio residents and have had a minimum 3.0 grade point average in high school or community college.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Takes Recruitment on the Road

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Takes Recruitment on the Road

The customized Mercedes-Benz van is equipped with a satellite television system, wireless internet, and computer stations. The van can seat up to nine people including a four-seat lounge where recruiters can talk face to face with prospective students.

Lincoln University to Launch New Museum Studies Program With the Barnes Foundation

Lincoln University to Launch New Museum Studies Program With the Barnes Foundation

Only 4 percent of the nation’s museum leadership is African American, according to a study by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The new Lincoln University Museum Studies program has the goal of increasing the number of African Americans who pursue careers in museum management.

Oakwood University Crowned Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Oakwood University Crowned Champion of the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Oakwood University, the historically Black educational institution in Huntsville, Alabama, recently won the 28th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge in Torrance, California. The university took home a $75,000 grant.

Southern University Offers Financial Incentive to Children of Alumni

Southern University Offers Financial Incentive to Children of Alumni

Under the new Legacy Award program, students who qualify for admission and have at least one parent who is a Southern University graduate will be able to pay in-state tuition no matter where they currently reside.

Xavier University Begins Partnership With the University of Antilles

Xavier University Begins Partnership With the University of Antilles

Historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Antilles that has campuses on the French-speaking Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

South Carolina State University Signs Agreement With Midlands Technical College

South Carolina State University Signs Agreement With Midlands Technical College

Students enrolled in the Bulldog Bridge Program while at Midlands Technical College will receive structured advisement, an array of support services and college engagement activities designed to promote successful transfer.

Norfolk State University Signs a Partnership Agreement With the Coast Guard

Norfolk State University Signs a Partnership Agreement With the Coast Guard

The College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative program at Norfolk State University in Virginia will offer scholarships and other services to college students who are interested in careers in the Coast Guard.

Historians at Bethune-Cookman University Launch Online Encyclopedia on Blacks in Florida

Historians at Bethune-Cookman University Launch Online Encyclopedia on Blacks in Florida

The project will offer students at the university the opportunity to perform real world work as historians and gain valuable experience in digital media. Students will be able to submit articles to the encyclopedia for peer-review by an editorial board.

South Carolina State University Invites Dropouts to Come Home

South Carolina State University Invites Dropouts to Come Home

Historically Black South Carolina State University is offering half-price tuition to students to complete their degrees by taking online courses through the University of Phoenix.

California Community Colleges Strengthen Ties With HBCUs

California Community Colleges Strengthen Ties With HBCUs

California Community Colleges have agreements with a large number of HBCUs to ease transfer from two-year associate degree programs in California to four-year bachelor’s degree programs at Black colleges and universities. Southern University and Shaw University are the newest partners.

Google Partners With Howard University to Promote Diversity in High Tech

Google Partners With Howard University to Promote Diversity in High Tech

Under the agreement, a group of rising junior and seniors at Howard University will spend the summer months in California participating in a computer science residency program. The students will earn college credits for the time they spend at Google.

More Healing Needs to Occur at Kentucky State University

More Healing Needs to Occur at Kentucky State University

Just days after the board of regents at Kentucky State University approved the selection of a new president for the historically Black educational institution, the faculty approved a resolution of no confidence in the board and its chair.

North Carolina A&T State University to Debut a New Online MBA Program

North Carolina A&T State University to Debut a New Online MBA Program

The new online MBA program will offer concentrations in human resource management and supply chain management. Students can choose to complete the program in two years, 18 months, or even one year, that would include summer sessions.

Stillman College Faces Major Financial Obstacles

Stillman College Faces Major Financial Obstacles

Cynthia Warrick, interim president of Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, sent out an urgent letter to alumni pleading for donations. President Warrick said that the college needs to raise $275,000 to make a loan repayment in April.

Delaware State University to Offer New Program in Financial Planning

Delaware State University to Offer New Program in Financial Planning

Upon completion of the minor degree program in the department of accounting, economics, and finance in the College of Business, students will be prepared to take the certification examination of the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards.

Harris-Stowe State University Opens New Finance Education Center

Harris-Stowe State University Opens New Finance Education Center

The new center was financed by a grant from Wells Fargo, the banking and financial services giant. The facility includes a trading floor that includes a ticker that streams real-time market information enabling students to manage trade simulations and portfolio management.

Winston-Salem State University Scholar Mounts Book Drive for Nigerian Library Destroyed by Fire

Winston-Salem State University Scholar Mounts Book Drive for Nigerian Library Destroyed by Fire

Alice Etim, an associate professor of management information systems at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina, collected and shipped more than 800 books to replenish a library at her alma mater – the University of Jos in Nigeria – that lost half of its collection in a fire.

Black Television News Channel Moving Forward at Florida A&M University

Black Television News Channel Moving Forward at Florida A&M University

Florida A&M University and the owners of the new Black Television News Channel recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the 100,000-square-foot Graphic Communication facility on the Florida A&M campus. The new network is scheduled to begin broadcasting in February 2018.