HBCUs

Morgan State University in Baltimore Plans to Offer Several New Degree Programs

Morgan State University in Baltimore Plans to Offer Several New Degree Programs

The board of regents of Morgan State University gave its approval to a Ph.D./MBA program in higher education administration, an accelerated bachelor’s/MBA program in information systems,  a bachelor’s/MBA program in human resources, and an online doctor of public health degree program.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University Revamp Their Dual-Degree Program

University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University Revamp Their Dual-Degree Program

The two universities have renewed an academic partnership that will now allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree in physics at Salisbury University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in four and a half years.

Aviation Program at Elizabeth City State University Aims to Soar to Greater Heights

Aviation Program at Elizabeth City State University Aims to Soar to Greater Heights

Historically Black Elizabeth City State University launched its aviation science degree in 2002 and is currently training 130 students across four disciplines: flight education, professional aeronautics, aviation management, and avionics. It is the only university in the state offering a four-year degree in aviation science.

Nursing Schools at Howard University and New York University Team Up for Research

Nursing Schools at Howard University and New York University Team Up for Research

Howard University’s College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences and New York University’s Rory Meyers College of Nursing have formed an educational and research partnership to work together to have a greater impact on improving health and health equity in urban areas and global communities.

Nine HBCUs Are Partners in a New Collaborative to Promote Small Businesses in the South

Nine HBCUs Are Partners in a New Collaborative to Promote Small Businesses in the South

Given their embeddedness in their communities, HBCUs are uniquely positioned to promote economic mobility. HBCUs that are members of the new Deep South Economic Mobility Collaborative will provide technical assistance, business support, and procurement opportunities to local small businesses.

South Carolina State University to Establish a New Center Focusing on Social Justice

South Carolina State University to Establish a New Center Focusing on Social Justice

The Erasing Racism and Constructing Equity Center for Excellence and Justice, or E-RACE, will be a collaboration of faculty, staff, and prominent experts on racism, social justice, and equity. The center will address all aspects of racism through research, teaching, training, public dialogue, advocacy, and service.

Partnership Allows Students to Obtain Three Degrees in Engineering Fields

Partnership Allows Students to Obtain Three Degrees in Engineering Fields

Students participating in the 2+2+2 program will earn an associate’s degree at Motlow State Community College, a bachelor’s degree at historically Black Tennessee State University, and a master’s degree in industrial engineering at the University of Tennessee.

Southern University Launches a New Literary Magazine

Southern University Launches a New Literary Magazine

The department of languages and literature at Historically Black Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has published its inaugural issue of Sangam, a national, online literary magazine. The journal is named for a Sanskrit term for “joining together.”

Alabama State University Teams Up With the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Alabama State University Teams Up With the Alabama Shakespeare Festival

The agreement will create opportunities for the university’s students for internships, professional training, observations, mentorships, class credits, and other avenues of education and professional advancement under the guidance of university faculty and the staff at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Four Houston-Area Universities Form a Black Studies Consortium

Four Houston-Area Universities Form a Black Studies Consortium

Two historically Black educational institutions – Texas Southern University and Prairie View A&M University – have partnered with Rice University and the University of Houston to form the Southeastern Texas African and African American Studies Consortium.

Historically Black Bowie State University Upgrades Its Animation Program

Historically Black Bowie State University Upgrades Its Animation Program

LAIKA, the Oscar-nominated and Golden Globe Award-winning feature film animation studio, is partnering with Bowie State University to build the nation’s first stop-motion animation studio at a historically Black college or university.

Albany State University Partners With Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta

Albany State University Partners With Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta

The agreement will provide educational advancement opportunities for Wiregrass students in the associate of applied science program to continue their education towards a bachelor’s degree at Albany State University.

Students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Can Now Major in Digital Media Studies

Students at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Can Now Major in Digital Media Studies

In addition to fulfilling a 14-class, 42-credit “core curriculum,” digital media studies majors will be required to take two foreign language courses and earn 18 digital-media elective credits, which could include off-campus internships.

Coppin State University in Baltimore to Debut Two New Master's Degree Programs in STEM Fields

Coppin State University in Baltimore to Debut Two New Master’s Degree Programs in STEM Fields

Starting this fall, the historically Black university will offer a master’s degree program in applied molecular biology and biochemistry and a master’s degree program in polymer and materials science.

Albany State University Launches Three Centers Focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Albany State University Launches Three Centers Focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The centers will educate Albany State students and stakeholders about the attributes, behaviors, and actions that support people of various races, genders, abilities, ages, sexual orientations, and socio-economic and national backgrounds.

Morgan State University Establishes the Center for Urban Health Equity

Morgan State University Establishes the Center for Urban Health Equity

The Center will be designed to focus on community-driven interests allowing maximum research energy and effort for immediate allocation and response to the root issues that influence — and in many cases, perpetuate— health disparities.

Projected Budget Shortfall Forces Philander Smith College to Cut Faculty and Staff

Projected Budget Shortfall Forces Philander Smith College to Cut Faculty and Staff

Philander Smith College, the historically Black educational institution in Little Rock, Arkansas, was forced to lay off 22 employees at the end of the fall semester. Due to enrollment declines as a result of the global health pandemic, the college had a projected budget shortfall of more than $3 million.

Alabama State University Partners With Southern Union State Community College

Alabama State University Partners With Southern Union State Community College

The concurrent enrollment partnership will provide Southern Union students – who plan to transfer to Alabama State to complete a bachelor’s degree – the opportunity to take courses in biomedical engineering, rehabilitation services, and forensic biology at Alabama State.

Saint Augustine's University to Debut Its First Graduate Degree Program

Saint Augustine’s University to Debut Its First Graduate Degree Program

Despite being designated as a university in 2012, St. Augustine’s has not offered any graduate programs until now. The university recently announced that it will now offer a fully-online master of public administration degree program.

Virginia Union University Creates the Center for the Study of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Virginia Union University Creates the Center for the Study of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Center staff and affiliates will conduct rigorous, evidence-based research that aims to advance the research agenda, expand institutional capacities, transform institutions, eradicate institutional inequities, and ensure the future of HBCUs in the nation and beyond.

The Episcopal Church Calls on All Members to Support HBCUs

The Episcopal Church Calls on All Members to Support HBCUs

At one time, there were 10 historically Black colleges and universities associated with the Episcopal Church. Only two remain: St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. The Church is calling on all members to support the Absalom Jones Fund that will benefit the HBCUs.

Small Business Administration Selects Two HBCUs to Host New Women's Business Centers

Small Business Administration Selects Two HBCUs to Host New Women’s Business Centers

Two of the Small Business Administration’s 20 new Women’s Business Centers will be on the campuses of historically Black universities: The Women’s Business Center at Jackson State University and the Winston-Salem State University Women’s Business Center.

Coppin State University Revamps College of Business Curriculum

Coppin State University Revamps College of Business Curriculum

The College of Business at historically Black Coppin State University in Baltimore has announced that it is revamping its curriculum shifting from a sole focus on business academic preparation to ongoing career planning and lifelong learning in the business profession.

Two HBCUs in South Carolina Partnering in Entrepreneurial Initiative

Two HBCUs in South Carolina Partnering in Entrepreneurial Initiative

Historically Black South Carolina State University, historically Black Claflin University and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College have entered into a partnership to establish the Orangeburg Regional Innovation Center. 

Albany State University Enters Into a Partnership With Oconee Fall Line Technical College

Albany State University Enters Into a Partnership With Oconee Fall Line Technical College

The agreement between ASU and OFTC will provide educational advancement opportunities for OFTC students in the associate of applied science program to continue their education towards a bachelor’s degree at Albany State University.

Central State University Aims to Increase Extension Outreach and Research

Central State University Aims to Increase Extension Outreach and Research

Historically Black Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, has entered into an agreement with Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio, and Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio, that will implement extension outreach and research-based programs at each college.

North Carolina A&T State University Debuts New Scholarship Program

North Carolina A&T State University Debuts New Scholarship Program

The new February One Scholars program is named for the day in 1960 that four North Carolina A&T students energized a national sit-in movement by refusing to leave a segregated lunch counter in downtown Greensboro without being served.

Historically Black Claflin University in South Carolina to Start Pathway From Prison Program

Historically Black Claflin University in South Carolina to Start Pathway From Prison Program

Individuals incarcerated in South Carolina Department of Corrections facilities will soon be able to receive bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, psychology, or organizational management at no cost through a historic partnership with historically Black Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Meharry Medical College Joins Forces to Boost Opportunities for Black Students

Meharry Medical College Joins Forces to Boost Opportunities for Black Students

Historically Black Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and the University of Memphis today announced a new multi-level collaboration to expand opportunities for education, training, and research for Black medical students and the communities they serve in West Tennessee.

Central State University Enters Partnership With Missouri State University

Central State University Enters Partnership With Missouri State University

The agreement allows for Central State students to start taking graduate course work in their program of choice during their junior or senior year. After graduation, they transfer to Missouri State to complete their accelerated master’s degree program.

Good News on the Accreditation Front for Bennett College in North Carolina

Good News on the Accreditation Front for Bennett College in North Carolina

Recently, Bennett College in North Carolina was awarded candidate status for accreditation by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. Candidacy status grants Bennett accreditation privileges as the college proceeds through the accreditation process’s final stages.

Historically Black Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis Partners With a Community College

Historically Black Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis Partners With a Community College

The new partnership will allow St. Charles Community College and Harris-Stowe State University to jointly recruit students into a special program shared between the institutions. Student participants will have student privileges at both institutions.

Dominion Energy Launches Its $25 Million HBCU Promise Program

Dominion Energy Launches Its $25 Million HBCU Promise Program

The six-year “HBCU Promise” program will support endowments, capital projects, operating expenses, and educational programs in clean energy at 11 historically Black colleges and universities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Ohio.

Good HBCU News: Accrediting Agency Removes Denmark Technical College From Probation

Good HBCU News: Accrediting Agency Removes Denmark Technical College From Probation

Denmark Technical College, a historically Black two-year educational institution in Bamberg County, South Carolina, was removed from probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. A year ago, the accrediting agency placed the college on probation due to declining enrollments and an unstable financial outlook.

Congress Looks to Help HBCUs Get a Bigger Share of Government Contracts and Grants

Congress Looks to Help HBCUs Get a Bigger Share of Government Contracts and Grants

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation titled the HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act (PARTNERS). The legislation will require federal agencies to submit plans on how to increase the capacity of HBCUs to compete effectively for grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina Partners With Vance-Granville Community College

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina Partners With Vance-Granville Community College

Transfer students must complete an associate of arts, an associate of science, or an associate of fine arts degree from Vance-Granville Community College. They must also maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Once students complete their associate degrees, they are guaranteed admission to Elizabeth City State University.