HBCUs

Two Neighboring HBCUs in Ohio Look to Find Ways to Share Services

Two Neighboring HBCUs in Ohio Look to Find Ways to Share Services

Wilberforce University and Central State University in Ohio have announced that they are currently in discussion regarding a collaborative learning arrangement and shared services relationship.Both universities have faced budgetary issues in recent years. A cooperative arrangement could help the bottom lines of both HBCUs.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Partners With Southeast Arkansas College

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Partners With Southeast Arkansas College

The agreement will allow students to earn an associate’s degree at Southeast Arkansas College and a bachelor’s degree at the historically Black University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff simultaneously. African Americans make up 57 percent of the student body at Southeast Arkansas College.

Kentucky State University to Give New Laptops to All Full-Time, First-Year Students

Kentucky State University to Give New Laptops to All Full-Time, First-Year Students

Christopher Brown, president of Kentucky State University, said that he noticed students using their cellphones to access digital information resources such as textbooks. Research has shown that downloading textbooks on cell phones rather than larger visible devices can hinder student achievement.

Benedict College in South Carolina Launches Its First Graduate Degree Program

Benedict College in South Carolina Launches Its First Graduate Degree Program

Historically Black Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, has established an MBA program that will offer three concentrations; general business, management, and supply chain management. It is the historically Black college’s first graduate program.

Historically Black Kentucky State University Lowers Tuition For Out-of-State Students

Historically Black Kentucky State University Lowers Tuition For Out-of-State Students

The new agreement with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will reduce non-resident tuition from $9,500 per semester to $5,775 per semester for students in the seven states contiguous to Kentucky, as well as Michigan.

Fayetteville State University Creates Pathway Programs With Two Community Colleges

Fayetteville State University Creates Pathway Programs With Two Community Colleges

The new partnerships will allow associate degree graduates from Johnston Community College and Brunswick Community College to complete an online bachelor’s degree through historically Black Fayetteville State University at a total cost of no more than $10,000.

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff to Establish Two New Degree Programs This Fall

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff to Establish Two New Degree Programs This Fall

The agricultural engineering degree is the first engineering program offered at the historically Black institution. The degree will offer three areas of emphasis: power and machinery, agricultural production systems, and soil and water systems. A degree program in hospitality and tourism management will also be launched this fall.

New Bill Would Produce Partnerships Between the Small Business Administration and HBCUs

New Bill Would Produce Partnerships Between the Small Business Administration and HBCUs

The Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act of 2019 would require the Small Business Administration to distribute grants to a trial group of different-sized HBCUs to establish Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) on their campuses.

Florida A&M University and the University of Haifa to Expand Student Study Abroad Opportunities

Florida A&M University and the University of Haifa to Expand Student Study Abroad Opportunities

Through the new agreement, FAMU students will have the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Haifa in Israel for an academic year, semester, or summer session.

Tuskegee University Partners With Ross University to Boost Black Medical School Enrollment

Tuskegee University Partners With Ross University to Boost Black Medical School Enrollment

The new pathway program will provide qualified Tuskegee students who are accepted to the Ross University School of Medicine with a scholarship covering full tuition for their first semester. These students will spend their first two years of medical school at the RUSM campus in Barbados.

Voorhees College to Offer First Fully Online Degree Program in Fall 2019

Voorhees College to Offer First Fully Online Degree Program in Fall 2019

The online bachelor of science degree program in business administration was recently approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and accredited by the Associate of College Business Schools and Programs. The program will offer concentrations in general business and finance.

Interdenominational Theological Center to Offer Master's Degree in Liturgical Arts and Culture

Interdenominational Theological Center to Offer Master’s Degree in Liturgical Arts and Culture

The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), a consortium of five predominately African-American denominational Christian seminaries in Atlanta, Georgia, has announced that it will reintroduce its master of arts in church music as the master of arts in liturgical arts and culture degree.

Historically Black Fort Valley State University to Develop 107-Acre Solar Farm on Campus

Historically Black Fort Valley State University to Develop 107-Acre Solar Farm on Campus

Historically Black Fort Valley State University in Georgia has announced that Georgia Power will develop and construct an 11 megawatts fixed-tilt solar generation facility located on the university’s campus. The solar farm will cover approximately 107 acres of land owned by the university, controlled by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, and leased […]

Fayetteville State University Partners With Sampson Community College

Fayetteville State University Partners With Sampson Community College

Under the agreement, Sampson Community College associate degree graduates will be able to complete an online bachelor’s degree at Fayetteville State University at a total cost of no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. Students eligible for federal and state grants will likely pay less.

Texas Southern University Creates Pathway Program for Crowley School District Students

Texas Southern University Creates Pathway Program for Crowley School District Students

Through the new agreement, students from Crowley will be able to visit Texas Southern University for campus activities. They will also be provided with dual credit courses for eligible students, summer camp programs, and priority review for academic advising and enrollment services.

Black Billionaire to Pay Off Student Loan Debt of Morehouse College's Class of 2019

Black Billionaire to Pay Off Student Loan Debt of Morehouse College’s Class of 2019

Robert F. Smith, a billionaire who is CEO of Vista Equity Partners, told the graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta that he would commit up to $40 million dollars to eliminate the student debt of all 396 graduates of the Class of 2019.

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

A new report shows that there are currently 30 HBCUs across the country that own patent rights. The Morehouse School of Medicine holds the most patents of any HBCU with 63 patents generated from 2000 to 2019.

Xavier University of Louisiana Teams Up With the University of Southern California

Xavier University of Louisiana Teams Up With the University of Southern California

Xavier University of Louisiana has partnered with the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California to create a pipeline program for students studying physical therapy. Xavier students can apply to the program in the spring of their sophomore year.

Syracuse University College of Law Partners With Three HBCUs in Atlanta

Syracuse University College of Law Partners With Three HBCUs in Atlanta

The new program will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree from their respective HBCU and a juris doctorate from Syracuse University. Participating students will spend three years completing undergraduate coursework at their HBCU and then spend three years at Syracuse’s College of Law.

Fisk University Launches New Bachelor's Degree in Data Science

Fisk University Launches New Bachelor’s Degree in Data Science

The new program in data science will consist of a multi-disciplinary curriculum made up of courses that teach students how scientific methods, processes, algorithms, and systems can be used to extract knowledge and insights from structured and unstructured data.

Fayetteville State University Partners With Piedmont Community College

Fayetteville State University Partners With Piedmont Community College

The agreement will allow students who graduate with associate degrees from Piedmont Community College to complete an online bachelor’s degree at Fayetteville State University for no more than $10,000.

Edward Waters College to Launch First-Ever Online Degree Program

Edward Waters College to Launch First-Ever Online Degree Program

The program will provide students with the opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in organization management through a completely online virtual environment.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With Two North Carolina Community Colleges

Elizabeth City State University Partners With Two North Carolina Community Colleges

The new agreements will allow students to be admitted to Elizabeth City State University and either community college simultaneously, and move their studies to the university after completion of their associate’s degree.

Howard University and the National Institutes of Health Join Forces to Train Junior Faculty

Howard University and the National Institutes of Health Join Forces to Train Junior Faculty

The partnership program aims to help junior faculty acquire the requisite skill sets to procure external grants and enhance scholarly productivity. It will also facilitate mentoring opportunities, lecture exchanges, shared equipment, and student training initiatives in biomedical research.

Alabama State University Creates Pipeline Program With Wallace State Community College

Alabama State University Creates Pipeline Program With Wallace State Community College

The community college is named for former Alabama Governor George C. Wallace who vowed in his inaugural address in 1963 “Segregation now! Segregation tomorrow! Segregation forever!”

Norfolk State University Renews Partnership With the United States Coast Guard

Norfolk State University Renews Partnership With the United States Coast Guard

The agreement is part of the Coast Guard’s College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative (CSPI) program. Established in 1989, the CSPI is a scholarship program aimed at improving the diversity of the Coast Guard’s officer corps.

Fort Valley State University Partners With the National College Resources Foundation

Fort Valley State University Partners With the National College Resources Foundation

The five-year initiative, valued at over $2 million, will support FVSU’s Searchlight Scholars program, which will provide selected students who do not reside in Georgia with scholarship funding of up to $52,400 in increments of $13,100 per year.

Delaware State University Renews Agreement With the Environmental Protection Agency

Delaware State University Renews Agreement With the Environmental Protection Agency

The partners aim to promote student recruitment, internships, career development, and employment in agricultural and environmental sciences, public health, and related fields. The agreement will increase the university’s participation in federal and state programs, and coordinate summer programs for college and high school students.

The First HBCU to Establish a Lactation Consultant Training Program

The First HBCU to Establish a Lactation Consultant Training Program

The new program at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte aims to increase the number of International Board Certified Lactation Consultants of color. In North Carolina, it is estimated that less than 5 percent of lactation consultants are Black.

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Returns to the Classroom

Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick Returns to the Classroom

This semester, Howard University President Wayne A. I. Frederick is teaching a weekly course for Ph.D. students on the intricacies of higher education presidencies, with a particular focus on minority-serving institutions.

Southern University Establishes Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity Near Washington, D.C.

Southern University Establishes Center of Excellence for Cybersecurity Near Washington, D.C.

The new center will house state-of-the-art classrooms and conference rooms where Southern will hire faculty and select students for cybersecurity research projects and collaborate on contract proposals with X Corp Solutions and other members of the American Cyber League.

Alabama State University to Expand Preschool Opportunities for the State's Children

Alabama State University to Expand Preschool Opportunities for the State’s Children

The agreement provides for some students in the local Head Start program to attend the university’s Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center. As part of this new partnership, early childhood education students at Alabama State will have the opportunity to work with Head Start families.

Spelman College Wins the 30th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Spelman College Wins the 30th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Teams from 48 historically Black colleges and universities competed in an academic quiz contest for the national championship title. This was the first time in the history of the competition that Spelman took home the top prize, a $75,000 grant.

Syracuse University College of Law Partners With Three HBCUs in Atlanta

Syracuse University College of Law Partners With Three HBCUs in Atlanta

Under the agreement students at Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College, and Morehouse College will spend three years at their undergraduate institution in Atlanta. They will then transfer to the College of Law at Syracuse University for three additional years of study, earning bachelor’s and law degrees in six years.

Morehouse College to Consider Transgender Students for Admission

Morehouse College to Consider Transgender Students for Admission

Beginning with the class that will enter in the fall of 2020, Morehouse College in Atlanta will consider for admission any student who identifies as a man, regardless of the gender assigned to them at birth. The new policy also states that “all students are expected to self-identify as men throughout their education at Morehouse.”

A New Pathway for Grambling State University Students to Earn Chiropractic Doctorates

A New Pathway for Grambling State University Students to Earn Chiropractic Doctorates

Historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana has partnered with Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri, to create a pathway for students to earn their doctor of chiropractic degrees in just six years.