HBCUs

Johns Hopkins Partners With Two HBCUs to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Professions

Johns Hopkins Partners With Two HBCUs to Increase Diversity in Biomedical Professions

Johns Hopkins University, Morgan State University, and Coppin State Unversity have established the Academic Success via Postdoctoral Independence in Research and Education program, an intensive effort that bridges engineering, medicine, and biology for translational research that address challenges related to human health.

Governor of Alabama Announces Creation of the Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program

Governor of Alabama Announces Creation of the Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program

The Alabama HBCU Co-Op Pilot Program is a part of Governor Kay Ivey’s “Strong Start, Strong Finish” education initiative which puts an emphasis on apprenticeships and work-based learning opportunities.

Morgan State University Sets Up a Food Resource Center to Help Students in Need

Morgan State University Sets Up a Food Resource Center to Help Students in Need

In addition to supplying food, organizers of the new ceter plan to educate members of the campus community about healthy food-related strategies and methods such as meal prepping, familiarity with nutritional value, and proper food selection.

Maryland HBCUs to Benefit From a New Scholarship Honoring a Murdered Black Student

Maryland HBCUs to Benefit From a New Scholarship Honoring a Murdered Black Student

The state of Maryland recently approved a new scholarship program honoring the legacy of slain Bowie State University student, 2nd Lt. Richard Collins III. Police have charged the assailant with a hate crime in the May 2017 incident on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park.

North Carolina A&T State University Partners With Forsyth Technical Community College

North Carolina A&T State University Partners With Forsyth Technical Community College

The initiative will provide Forsyth Technical Community College students with a seamless transfer transition to complete their undergraduate education at North Carolina AT&T. African Americans make up 23 percent of the student body at the community college.

Elizabeth City State University Offers New Online Master of Education Degree Program

Elizabeth City State University Offers New Online Master of Education Degree Program

The program will be 100 percent online and will offer two concentrations; one for teacher leaders, and another for initial certification. The total tuition will be less than $7,000, making it one of the most affordable online graduate teaching programs in North Carolina.

Elizabeth City State University to Offer a New Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security

Elizabeth City State University to Offer a New Bachelor’s Degree in Homeland Security

After gaining final approval from its accrediting agency and the Department of Education, Elizabeth City State University will be the first four-year public educational institution in North Carolina to offer a four-year homeland security undergraduate program.

Cheyney University Remains on Probation But Will Retain Accreditation

Cheyney University Remains on Probation But Will Retain Accreditation

Under commission rules, this is the last extension that Cheyney will obtain. It must submit a report to the commission by August showing that it has addressed the commission’s concerns. A final decision on the university’s accreditation status will be made in November 2019.

Knoxville College Offers Classes for the First Time Since 2015

Knoxville College Offers Classes for the First Time Since 2015

Historically Black Knoxville College in Tennessee has reopened for business. But there are no students on campus. The college is only offering classes online.

Lincoln University Expands Partnership With the Environmental Protection Agency

Lincoln University Expands Partnership With the Environmental Protection Agency

The new partnership will support environmental science students, enhance professional development for the Lincoln University’s faculty, provide faculty with technical assistance, enhance Lincoln’s environmental sciences curriculum, promote partnerships with other organizations, and foster community development.

Xavier University of Louisiana Experiences a Surge in Student Enrollments

Xavier University of Louisiana Experiences a Surge in Student Enrollments

The 2018 entering class includes 866 new first-year students and 71 new transfer students, making it the largest entering class since 2010. Total enrollment for Xavier University is now 3,231 students, which is the highest overall enrollment since 2011.

Jackson State University Aims to Get Blacks Involved in Food Safety and Water Security

Jackson State University Aims to Get Blacks Involved in Food Safety and Water Security

Historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi recently hosted a national workshop aimed at getting academic professionals from minority-serving institutions involved in research on food safety and water security.

Delaware State University Achieves Record-Breaking Enrollment for the Sixth Year in a Row

Delaware State University Achieves Record-Breaking Enrollment for the Sixth Year in a Row

The Early College High School at the university had 57 percent of its graduates enroll at Delaware State as sophomores this fall. The university has also secured state-funding and established partners with outside organizations, which has led to numerous scholarships for students.

Savannah State University to Lay Off 26 Faculty Members Due to a Loss in Enrollment and Revenue

Savannah State University to Lay Off 26 Faculty Members Due to a Loss in Enrollment and Revenue

The historically Black university experienced a 10.6 percent decrease in enrollment in the fall 2017 semester, and a 7.9 percent decrease this fall. The university has established a Strategic Alignment of Resources planning committee to help align the university’s resources to match its educational priorities.

LeMoyne-Owen College's New "Last Mile" Grants to Help Students Complete Their Bachelor's Degrees

LeMoyne-Owen College’s New “Last Mile” Grants to Help Students Complete Their Bachelor’s Degrees

Historically Black LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis, Tennessee, has announced a new initiative designed to provide up to $1,500 in aid to undergraduate seniors who are on track to graduate, but who are unable to complete their degrees due to modest financial barriers.

Winston-Salem State University Establishes a Physical Therapy Residence Program

Winston-Salem State University Establishes a Physical Therapy Residence Program

Historically Black Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina has partnered with Novant Health to create the first physical therapy residence program based at a HBCU. The new 12-month program will focus on neurologic care.

Grambling State University Launches First Undergraduate Cybersecurity Degree in Louisiana

Grambling State University Launches First Undergraduate Cybersecurity Degree in Louisiana

Historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana has received approval from the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors to offer a bachelor of science degree in cybersecurity. When the new program begins in the fall of 2019 it will be the first bachelor’s degree in the field in the state of Louisiana.

Langston University to Offer Nursing Degree Program at Campus in Ardmore, Oklahoma

Langston University to Offer Nursing Degree Program at Campus in Ardmore, Oklahoma

The University Center of Southern Oklahoma in Ardmore will offer a bachelor’s program for nursing students through historically Black Langston University. Classes for the new program will start in spring 2019. Langston University hopes to offer additional degree programs at the Ardmore campus in the future.

Fisk University Forms Partnership to Improve Sustainability Efforts on Campus

Fisk University Forms Partnership to Improve Sustainability Efforts on Campus

For the first phase of the program, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation gave the university 47 recycling bins, helped the institution secure a grant to start a composting program, and partnered the university with local environmental groups to educate the community about sustainability.

Morgan State University and Newspaper Firm Forming New Polling Enterprise

Morgan State University and Newspaper Firm Forming New Polling Enterprise

Historically Black Morgan State University in Baltimore and AFRO-American Newspapers have announced a new collaborative effort to conduct a series of polls that will gauge the opinions of African Americans across the state of Maryland. Eventually, the partners plan to take their research nationwide.

Meharry Medical Colleges Launches New Data Science Institute

Meharry Medical Colleges Launches New Data Science Institute

The institute will allow health care practitioners, researchers, and students to mine more than 3.5 million medical and dental records to gain new insights into various trends that impact the health of underserved populations.

Cheyney University Remains Hopeful Despite Severe Drop in Enrollment

Cheyney University Remains Hopeful Despite Severe Drop in Enrollment

According to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, Cheyney’s total enrollment dropped to 469 students this fall compared to 755 last spring. This represents a decline of 38 percent.

Fisk University Launches New Degree Program In Data Science

Fisk University Launches New Degree Program In Data Science

Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, has announced the establishment of a new degree program in data science. According to the university, the new degree will be one of only few such programs in the state of Tennessee.

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Bachelor's and Master's Degrees Next Year

North Carolina Central University to Offer New Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees Next Year

Historically Black North Carolina Central University will offer a new bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences and a new master’s degree in higher education administration starting in the 2019-2020 academic year. The master’s degree program will be completely online.

Georgia Tech Partners With the Morehouse School of Medicine to Offer Dual MD/MBA Degree

Georgia Tech Partners With the Morehouse School of Medicine to Offer Dual MD/MBA Degree

Students will complete three years as medical students at Morehouse followed by a one-year, three-semester MBA program at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business. The final year, they will return to Morehouse to complete their fourth year of medical school.

Elizabeth City State University's New Prevention, Awareness, and Cultural Education Center

Elizabeth City State University’s New Prevention, Awareness, and Cultural Education Center

Elizabeth City State University has launched a new center focused on diversity and inclusion on campus called the P.A.C.E. (Prevention, Awareness, and Cultural Education) Center. The new center is an expanded version of the university’s Women’s Center.

New Scholarship Honoring Frederick Douglass Will Aid a Senior at a HBCU

New Scholarship Honoring Frederick Douglass Will Aid a Senior at a HBCU

The Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Scholarship Program will award a $10,000 scholarship to one exceptional HBCU senior per year who has demonstrated high academic achievement, strong leadership skills, commitment to their community, and has unmet financial need.

Vanderbilt and Tennessee State Partner to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences

Vanderbilt and Tennessee State Partner to Increase Diversity in the Geosciences

Vanderbilt University and historically Black Tennessee State University, both in Nashville, have partnered together to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups studying in the geosciences. The new partnership is called Earth Horizons.

HBCUs Team Up With the Solar Energy Industries Association to Boost Diversity in Clean Energy

HBCUs Team Up With the Solar Energy Industries Association to Boost Diversity in Clean Energy

The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Development Action Coalition and the Solar Energy Industries Association have agreed to start a new initiative to increase recruitment of African-Americans to the solar energy industry.

Alabama State University's New Partnership With the U.S. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

Alabama State University’s New Partnership With the U.S. Veterans Affairs Acquisition Academy

The partnership will provide the university with access to the United States Defense Acquisition University curriculum which they will use to offer a new course on acquisition and contracting to its undergraduate students by spring 2019 and a certificate program in acquisition, contracting, and logistics by fall 2020.

Enrollment Surges at a Number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Enrollment Surges at a Number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Historically Black colleges and universities all over the nation are seeing increases in enrollments. Here are some examples.

Google Partners with Seven HBCUs for Tech Exchange Program

Google Partners with Seven HBCUs for Tech Exchange Program

Google has expanded its effort to boost diversity in Silicon Valley. A new program will provide students from seven historically Black colleges and universities with the opportunity to study computer science at the company’s headquarters in California.

Howard University Cancer Center Expands Access to Clinical Cancer Trials for African Americans

Howard University Cancer Center Expands Access to Clinical Cancer Trials for African Americans

Clinical trials provide patients with access to leading physicians, breakthrough medicines, advanced technologies, and groundbreaking treatments before they are widely available to the public. Historically, African Americans have been largely underrepresented in clinical trial research.

Hurricane Florence Wreaks Havoc on North and South Carolina HBCUs

Hurricane Florence Wreaks Havoc on North and South Carolina HBCUs

The historically Black colleges and universities of North Carolina and South Carolina were among the many institutions affected by Hurricane Florence this past week.

Fayetteville State University Offers Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees for Community College Grads

Fayetteville State University Offers Affordable Online Bachelor’s Degrees for Community College Grads

Historically Black Fayetteville State University has signed an agreement with Guilford Technical Community College in Jamestown, North Carolina, that will allow GTCC graduates to complete an online bachelor’s degree through Fayetteville State University for no more than $10,000.

Charles  R. Drew University of Medical Science Teams Up With Medical School in Dominica

Charles R. Drew University of Medical Science Teams Up With Medical School in Dominica

A new agreement between historically Black, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles and the Ross University School of Medicine in Portsmouth, Dominica, has established joint education programs that aim to increase the number of physicians in underserved areas in the United States.