HBCUs

Grambling State University Enters Partnership With Northshore Technical Community College

Grambling State University Enters Partnership With Northshore Technical Community College

This pathway provides community students with a transparent and systematic outline for successfully completing a baccalaureate degree from Grambling State University in accounting, computer information systems, management, or marketing.

North Carolina A&T State University's Record-Setting Fundraising Campaign

North Carolina A&T State University’s Record-Setting Fundraising Campaign

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University raised a record $181.4 million in its recently completed eight-year capital campaign. The campaign total is believed to be the largest ever raised by a public, historically Black university.

Free Master's Degrees for Students Who Agree to Teach in High-Need Public Schools

Free Master’s Degrees for Students Who Agree to Teach in High-Need Public Schools

Albany State University, the historically Black educational institution in Georgia, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, has established the Robert Noyce Teachers Scholarship. Under the program, 12 students will be able to earn a graduate degree from Albany State at no cost to them.

Central State University in Ohio Offers Students Tuition Breaks and New Scholarship Assistance

Central State University in Ohio Offers Students Tuition Breaks and New Scholarship Assistance

All new and returning students who are in good academic standing with the university will receive a 10 percent tuition reduction and a 30 percent reduction of housing fees for the fall 2021 and spring 2022 semesters. Students with high grade point averages will receive additional bonuses.

Target to Provide Scholarships for 1,000 Black Students at HBCUs Through the UNCF

Target to Provide Scholarships for 1,000 Black Students at HBCUs Through the UNCF

Target, the retail giant, will make higher education more affordable this fall for 1,000 first-year Black students at more than a dozen public and private historically Black colleges and universities through need-based scholarships of up to $5,000.

Elizabeth City State University Closes Campus Due to Ongoing Protests Over Nearby Police Shooting

Elizabeth City State University Closes Campus Due to Ongoing Protests Over Nearby Police Shooting

As a result of the ongoing protests after the killing of Andrew Brown Jr. by sheriff’s deputies on April 21, the city’s mayor has declared a state of emergency. The university closed residence halls and told students to pack their things as if they were not to return to campus for the remainder of the semester.

New HBCU Executive Leadership Institute Founded at Clark Atlanta University

New HBCU Executive Leadership Institute Founded at Clark Atlanta University

the HBCU Executive Leadership Institute at Clark Atlanta University aims to serve as an incubator for recruiting and developing the future presidents of the more than 100 historically Black colleges and universities in the United States.

North Carolina A&T State University Wins the Honda Campus All Star Challenage

North Carolina A&T State University Wins the Honda Campus All Star Challenage

The winning team was coached by Professor Byron Turman and includes team captain Malkam Hawkins, Frances Kendrick, Mitchell Wilson, and Samara Daniels, a junior majoring in criminal justice.

Coppin State University to Launch an Accelerated Path to a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Coppin State University to Launch an Accelerated Path to a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree

Prospective students who are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree for the role of a family nurse practitioner can combine the graduate and doctoral coursework over a three-year period into one seamless terminal degree.

Meharry Medical College Launches Its School of Applied Computational Sciences

Meharry Medical College Launches Its School of Applied Computational Sciences

The School of Applied Computational Sciences will be focused on creating impactful academic research programming that will enhance health care and technology communities and solve complex problems in health care — especially those that impact underserved populations. The first students are expected to enroll this fall.

Xavier University of Louisiana Offers Pathway for Students to Earn Master's Degrees in Management

Xavier University of Louisiana Offers Pathway for Students to Earn Master’s Degrees in Management

Historically Black Xavier University in New Orleans has entered into a partnership with Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, that will enable students to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in management in five years.

Johnson C. Smith University Enters Partnership With Central Piedmont Community College

Johnson C. Smith University Enters Partnership With Central Piedmont Community College

Under the JCSU Connect program, students will complete an associate degree in psychology at Central Piedmont and a bachelor’s degree at JCSU. Students who remain eligible during their time at Central Piedmont and successfully submit their applications to Johnson C. Smith University will receive an $8,000 annual scholarship

A Potential Financial Windfall for Historically Black Tennessee State University

A Potential Financial Windfall for Historically Black Tennessee State University

In 1913, the state legislature stipulated that Tennessee State should receive 25 percent of the federal land grant funds allocated to the state. But from 1957 to 2007, the historically Black university did not receive land grant allocations. A state legislative committee said that Tennessee State is entitled to between $150 million and $544 million.

Three HBCUs Partner With United Airlines to Increase the Pipeline of Black Commercial Pilots

Three HBCUs Partner With United Airlines to Increase the Pipeline of Black Commercial Pilots

Flight education students at the three HBCUs will have the opportunity to interview with admission officials of United Airlines’ Aviate Academy. If selected, they will be among the thousands of pilots United will train over the next decade. These Aviate Academy students will also be guaranteed a job with United.

Education Department Wipes Out $1.6 Billion in HBCU Debt

Education Department Wipes Out $1.6 Billion in HBCU Debt

Since 1994, the HBCU Capital Financing Program has provided HBCUs with access to capital financing or refinancing for the repair, renovation, and construction of classrooms, libraries, laboratories, dormitories, instructional equipment, and research instrumentation. Debts incurred under the program have now been forgiven.

Delaware State to Launch a Doctoral Program in Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

Delaware State to Launch a Doctoral Program in Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences

One aspect of the interdisciplinary nature of this program is that each student will be mentored by two advisors, each of whom will be from different but related science disciplines. Students will be required to do an internship outside of their dissertation research.

Fisk University to Offer a Bonus Master's Degree Program to Students Who Graduate in Four Years

Fisk University to Offer a Bonus Master’s Degree Program to Students Who Graduate in Four Years

Historically Black Fisk University in Nashville has announced a new program in which students will graduate in four years and be automatically admitted to a master’s degree program at the university. Tuition for their master’s degree studies will be at half price.

Xavier University to Establish Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling and Health Informatics

Xavier University to Establish Graduate Programs in Genetic Counseling and Health Informatics

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for genetic counselors is projected to increase 21 percent over the next decade, much faster than the average of other occupations. Recent studies reveal only 2 percent of genetic counselors currently identify as Black or African American.

Prairie View A&M University in Texas Creates the Toni Morrison Writing Program

Prairie View A&M University in Texas Creates the Toni Morrison Writing Program

The new Writing Program – supported by a $3 million donation from philanthropist and novelist MacKenzie Scott – will include a Toni Morrison Writer-in-Residence. Appointed annually, a different writer each year will have a one-year visiting appointment at Prairie View, where that individual will offer a seminar in writing.

Leaders Propose a New "Strategic Direction" for Historically Black Bennett College

Leaders Propose a New “Strategic Direction” for Historically Black Bennett College

Leaders at Bennett College, a historically Black liberal arts education institution for women in Greensboro, North Carolina, have issued a blueprint for a new strategic direction for the college that emphasizes a holistic approach to support Bennett’s student body, focusing on physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual well-being.

A New Women's Business Center Established on the Campus of Virginia Union University

A New Women’s Business Center Established on the Campus of Virginia Union University

The center will serve as a resource to provide business counseling, training, technical assistance and networking for entrepreneurs in the Richmond market. The program is made possible by a grant-funded through the Small Business Administration.

Howard University Looks to Expand Opportunities in Investment Banking for African Americans

Howard University Looks to Expand Opportunities in Investment Banking for African Americans

Howard University recently announced that it has received a $10 million gift from HPS Investment Partners and The Kapnick Foundation. The gift will be used to create the HPS Center for Financial Excellence at the School of Business. The center will focus on helping students better prepare for careers in private investment and investment banking.

Goldman Sachs to Partner With HBCUs With the Aim to Help One Million Black Women

Goldman Sachs to Partner With HBCUs With the Aim to Help One Million Black Women

Goldman Sachs is partnering with Hope Enterprise Corporation, mayors, and HBCUs – organizations with significant ties to the communities in which they operate – across the American South to distribute and lend capital to Black women.

A Long Overdue Honor for the Fisk Jubilee Singers

A Long Overdue Honor for the Fisk Jubilee Singers

The Fisk Jubilee Singers were established in 1871 and have traveled the world raising money for the historically Black university, But until now the group had never won a Grammy Award. But this year they won Best Roots Gospel Album for “Celebrating Fisk! (The 150th Anniversary Album).”

Howard and Columbia Universities to Collaborate on Black Studies Book Series

Howard and Columbia Universities to Collaborate on Black Studies Book Series

An editorial board of eight faculty – four each from Howard University and Columbia University – will oversee the new series. Acquisitions for two to three publications per year in the new series will begin immediately. Funding is currently being sought to expand the program to publish up to 20 titles per year.

The Center for Black Entrepreneurship Established at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges in Atlanta

The Center for Black Entrepreneurship Established at Morehouse and Spelman Colleges in Atlanta

Co-located on the Morehouse and Spelman campuses, the Center for Black Entrepreneurship is powered by $10 million in funding from Bank of America, which will support the development of an academic curriculum, faculty recruitment, co-curricular programming, and the development of new physical space.

Texas Southern University to Establish a Future Bankers Leadership Program

Texas Southern University to Establish a Future Bankers Leadership Program

The program will start in the Fall 2021 semester. The commercial banking concentration will be at the undergraduate level, offering foundational knowledge and the critical skills necessary for students looking to enter the financial services sector.

A Major Shot in the Arm for Morris Brown College in Atlanta

A Major Shot in the Arm for Morris Brown College in Atlanta

Morris Brown College has announced a $30 million investment from CGI Merchant Group, a minority-owned global investment management firm. The funds will be used to convert existing campus facilities into a 150-key upscale hotel and hospitality management training complex. Construction of the 90,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility is expected to begin later this year.

Tuskegee University Establishes the Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center

Tuskegee University Establishes the Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center

The Aerospace Education Research and Innovation Center will conduct two-year research projects in the areas of fatigue damage tolerance, experimental aerodynamics, and the performance of materials and components under extreme environmental conditions. The U.S. Department of Defense is supporting the center with a $2 million grant.

Marriott and Howard University Team Up to Form a Center for Hospitality Leadership

Marriott and Howard University Team Up to Form a Center for Hospitality Leadership

The Marriott-Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership, which will be housed in Howard University’s School of Business, will feature a best-in-class program that expands educational and professional opportunities for Howard students and aims to develop future executives in the hospitality industry.

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.