HBCUs

Clark Atlanta University to Lead the New National Data Science Alliance

Clark Atlanta University to Lead the New National Data Science Alliance

The National Data Science Alliance, funded by a $10 million grant from the National Science Foundation, aims to increase the number of Black people earning data science credentials by at least 20,000 by 2027 and expand data science research that advocates for social justice and will strive to eliminate bias.

Virginia State University Program to Address Teacher Shortage in Local School Districts

Virginia State University Program to Address Teacher Shortage in Local School Districts

In the new teacher residency program, graduate students will co-teach and earn a master’s degree in education within one year at no charge. Upon successful completion of the program, they must commit to full-time teaching positions for three years in schools where the district’s population has a least a 30 percent poverty rate.

College of Business at Jackson State University to Offer New Online Degree Programs

College of Business at Jackson State University to Offer New Online Degree Programs

The College of Business at historically Black Jackson State University in Mississippi will offer a master of professional accountancy degree and a bachelor of business administration degree online.

Pharmaceutical Giant Offers 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships to Howard University Students

Pharmaceutical Giant Offers 10 Postdoctoral Fellowships to Howard University Students

Sanofi, the multinational pharmaceutical and healthcare company headquartered in Paris but with extensive operations in the United States, is partnering with the Howard University College of Pharmacy in a fellowship program.

Texas Southern University Creates the College of Transdisciplinary Studies

Texas Southern University Creates the College of Transdisciplinary Studies

Historically Black Texas Southern University in Houston is launching a new college that creates a pathway for people who started college, but did not complete their degree program.

Bowie State University Substantially Boosts Its Online Degree Offerings

Bowie State University Substantially Boosts Its Online Degree Offerings

Bowie State students can pursue undergraduate degrees online in computer science, computer technology, and criminal justice, master’s degrees in computer science, culturally responsive teacher leadership, management information systems, and reading education, and a doctorate in educational leadership.

Benedict College Agreement Will Provide Master's Degree Opportunities in Accounting

Benedict College Agreement Will Provide Master’s Degree Opportunities in Accounting

Three students from Benedict College will enroll in the master’s degree program in accounting at the University of South Carolina this fall. As part of the program, students will receive financial support that covers their tuition and a $5,000 stipend to assist with living expenses while enrolled.  

Jackson State University to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in Political Science

Jackson State University to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Political Science

The political science department at Jackon State University in Mississippi, under the direction of Professor Maruice Mangum, is offering a thesis and non-thesis route to the master’s degree in political science. Students can complete the program on campus or online in as little as two semesters.

South Carolina's Seven HBCUs to All Debut Institutes of Innovation and Information

South Carolina’s Seven HBCUs to All Debut Institutes of Innovation and Information

The South Carolina General Assembly appropriated $18 million toward the development of educational institutes at each of South Carolina’s seven HBCUs. Each institute was established with specific focuses and disciplines united to increase opportunities and exposure for their student bodies and the surrounding community.

Texas Southern University Teams Up With NASA's Johnson Space Center

Texas Southern University Teams Up With NASA’s Johnson Space Center

Under the agreement, TSU and NASA will work collaboratively to facilitate joint research, technology transfer, technology development, and educational and outreach initiatives. The goal is to create a sustained pipeline of diverse talent for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers at the Johnson Space Center.

Jackson State University in Mississippi Offers a New Major in Supply Chain Management

Jackson State University in Mississippi Offers a New Major in Supply Chain Management

Through the Jackson State University supply chain management program, students will learn to understand the underpinnings of the global supply chain and how the linkage of multiple supply chain functions leads to the delivery of goods and services from around the world.

Morgan State University's Actuarial Science Program Gets a Boost From Symetra Life Insurance

Morgan State University’s Actuarial Science Program Gets a Boost From Symetra Life Insurance

Symetra Life Insurance will provide scholarships supporting 25 students pursuing a degree in actuarial science. The scholarship program will provide wraparound support for critical student needs, such as housing, food, clothing, transportation, and other emergency funding that may be a barrier to degree completion.

Southern University in Louisiana Teams Up With Community College to Face Nursing Shortage

Southern University in Louisiana Teams Up With Community College to Face Nursing Shortage

The agreement will allow community college students who have completed their first two years of study and graduated with an associate’s degree in nursing to seamlessly transfer credit hours to Southern for completion of the online bachelor’s degree program.

HBCUs Receive Nearly $10 Million to Preserve Historic Buildings on Their Campuses

HBCUs Receive Nearly $10 Million to Preserve Historic Buildings on Their Campuses

The National Park Service has announced $9.7 million in grants to assist 21 preservation projects in nine states for historic structures on campuses of historically Black colleges and universities.

Tuskegee University Partners With the University of California, Berkeley on Data Science Initiative

Tuskegee University Partners With the University of California, Berkeley on Data Science Initiative

The initiative is beginning this summer with an eight-week course on the Berkeley campus for 13 Tuskegee students. This fall, a data science course will be offered at Tuskegee co-taught by faculty at both universities. In the summer of 2023, the initiative expects to launch an undergraduate research program.

Livingstone College Announces It Will Offer Its First Graduate Degree Program

Livingstone College Announces It Will Offer Its First Graduate Degree Program

Livingstone College, a historically Black educational institution in Salsbury, North Carolina, has announced that it will offer a new master’s degree program in business administration. It will be the first graduate degree program in the 143-year history of the college.

Tuskegee University to Offer a Liberal Studies Major for Nontraditional and Traditional Students

Tuskegee University to Offer a Liberal Studies Major for Nontraditional and Traditional Students

The bachelor of arts and bachelor of science in liberal studies will be fully online for non-traditional students seeking to complete undergraduate degrees they started previously. An on-ground adaptation of the degree programs in liberal studies will be available to all students.

Elizabeth City State University to Expand Its Aviation Sciences Programs

Elizabeth City State University to Expand Its Aviation Sciences Programs

Elizabeth City State University offers the only four-year aviation science and unmanned aircraft systems degrees in North Carolina. It will expand to the Winston-Salem region through an online aviation degree program and flight training partnership.

Bowie State University to Offer a New Master's Degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management

Bowie State University to Offer a New Master’s Degree in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management

Historically Black Bowie State University in Maryland is joining with ABFE (formerly the Association of Black Foundation Executives) to form a partnership that will implement and sustain a HBCU Philanthropy Initiative. This will include the establishment of a master of philanthropy and nonprofit management degree program within the Bowie State University College of Business.

Knoxville College Finds a Partner to Help With the Reaccreditation Process

Knoxville College Finds a Partner to Help With the Reaccreditation Process

Students in the doctoral program in higher education administration program at the University of Tennessee will help Knoxville College officials complete the paperwork necessary to pursue reaccreditation with the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools.

U.S. Air Force to Establish a Research Center on the Campus of a Historically Black University

U.S. Air Force to Establish a Research Center on the Campus of a Historically Black University

The Department of the Air Force will provide $12 million per year for five years to fund the research, which will focus on tactical autonomy. The current plan would make the chosen HBCU the leader of a consortium of other HBCUs studying the topic.

Dillard University to Offer Its First Master's Degree Program in Its 153-Year History

Dillard University to Offer Its First Master’s Degree Program in Its 153-Year History

The new master’s degree program in nursing will be a 12-course, 36-39 credit hour hybrid degree program designed to be completed in four consecutive semesters for full-time students; and six semesters for part-time students.

Good News! Florida Memorial University Has Been Removed From Accreditation Probation

Good News! Florida Memorial University Has Been Removed From Accreditation Probation

On Thursday, June 17, 2021, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges voted to place historically Black Florida Memorial University in Miami Gardens on “probation for good cause.” After some significant budget cuts, the university’s probation has now been lifted.

Boeing Makes New $8 Million Commitment to Train and Recruit Students From HBCUs

Boeing Makes New $8 Million Commitment to Train and Recruit Students From HBCUs

Boeing and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund have renewed a partnership agreement that seeks to develop students from historically Black colleges and universities for careers in the aerospace industry.

Elizabeth City State University Partners With Lenoir-Rhyne University for Teacher Education

Elizabeth City State University Partners With Lenoir-Rhyne University for Teacher Education

Under the agreement, students and alumni from ECSU will have priority admission to the Masters in Art of Teaching (MAT) degree program at Lenoir-Rhyne University. ECSU graduates will receive a 10 to 20 percent tuition discount.

Florida A&M University Gets a $70 Million Windfall in Increased State Funding

Florida A&M University Gets a $70 Million Windfall in Increased State Funding

The funding is designed to beef up the university’s student success initiatives, including graduation and retention rates, first-time licensure pass rates for nursing, pharmacy, and physical therapy, boosting the number of STEM graduates, and the recruitment and retention of faculty.

Alcorn State University Enters Partnership With Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Alcorn State University Enters Partnership With Copiah-Lincoln Community College

Copiah-Lincoln Community College operates campuses in Wesson, Mendenhall, and Natchez, Mississippi. Under the agreement, students who complete specific associate degree requirements at the community college will receive guaranteed admission to Alcorn State University’s four-year degree programs.

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Aims to Boost Nursing Enrollments

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science Aims to Boost Nursing Enrollments

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, the historically Black educational institution in Los Angeles, is joining forces with CommonSpirit Health, one of the largest nonprofit health systems in the United States in an effort to address the severe shortage of nurses in California.

Historically Black Claflin University Teams Up With London Metropolitan University

Historically Black Claflin University Teams Up With London Metropolitan University

Under the partnership agreement, students from both universities will have opportunities for customized study abroad programs, international summer school, internships, and service-learning placement scholarships.

Prudential Financial Launches Program to Train Endowment Professionals at HBCUs

Prudential Financial Launches Program to Train Endowment Professionals at HBCUs

The goal of the program is to provide investment management education and training for HBCU decision-makers who manage endowments in order to boost endowment performance and therefore reinforce the financial stability of HBCUs.

Southern University Signs a Five-Year Partnership Agreement With Georgetown University

Southern University Signs a Five-Year Partnership Agreement With Georgetown University

The agreement represents a pledge by the leaders of Georgetown and the Southern University System to collaborate on activities that could include joint research and curriculum projects, the exchange of faculty and research scholars, faculty training and development, and grants and student pipeline programs. 

HBCU Students to Participate in Medical Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

HBCU Students to Participate in Medical Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is expanding its Penn Access Summer Scholars Program to include students from five historically Black educational institutions. The selective program provides two summers of research for undergraduates with a goal of preparing them to matriculate into medical school.

NFL Partners With Black Medical Schools in an Effort to Diversify the Sports Medicine Pipeline

NFL Partners With Black Medical Schools in an Effort to Diversify the Sports Medicine Pipeline

HBCU medical students interested in primary care sports medicine and/or orthopedic surgery will be selected by their respective schools to complete one-month clinical rotations with NFL clubs during the 2022 NFL season. Eight NFL teams each will host two medical students.

Bluefield State College in West Virginia Will Transition to University Status

Bluefield State College in West Virginia Will Transition to University Status

Historically Black Bluefield State College in West Virginia was founded in 1895 as the Bluefield Colored Institute to provide higher education to the children of African-American coal miners in the region. Today, the college, which will now become a university, is only 10 percent Black.

Fort Valley State University in Georgia to Begin a Master of Social Work Degree Program

Fort Valley State University in Georgia to Begin a Master of Social Work Degree Program

The graduate-level program will focus on mental health, addiction, and clinical behavioral health. Internship and fieldwork placements will allow students to further their understanding of addiction and mental health through direct practice. The first classes are scheduled to begin during the Spring 2023 semester.

Benedict College Is the Inaugural Participant in the VA's Health Care Talent Academy

Benedict College Is the Inaugural Participant in the VA’s Health Care Talent Academy

The pilot program will increase awareness, knowledge, and empathy of future health conditions common in veterans among Benedict students interested in the health care field. Students will have an opportunity to do 20-40 hours of clinical shadowing and observing at the nearby Dorn VA Medical Center.