HBCUs

Grambling State University Hopes to Offer New Degree Program in Cloud Computing

Grambling State University Hopes to Offer New Degree Program in Cloud Computing

Once the plan is developed, the university would need a second approval from the board of regents to offer the new cloud computing degree program. If all goes as planned, the new major could begin to enroll students as early as next fall.

Medical School at Michigan State to Provide Admission Pipeline for Xavier University Students

Medical School at Michigan State to Provide Admission Pipeline for Xavier University Students

The Mission SMART (SpartanMD Acceptance Realization Track) will provide Xavier University students with academic advising and the students will be enrolled in a program of enriching clinical and service experiences in preparation for admission to Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine.

Howard University to Receive the 2019 American Historical Association Equity Award

Howard University to Receive the 2019 American Historical Association Equity Award

The American Historical Association’s Equity Award recognizes individuals and institutions that have achieved excellence in recruiting and retaining underrepresented racial and ethnic groups into the historical professions.

Howard University Teams Up With Amazon to Promote Diversity in the Entertainment Industry

Howard University Teams Up With Amazon to Promote Diversity in the Entertainment Industry

The program will be an immersive two-semester experience located in Los Angeles that offers Howard University students the opportunity to take academic courses during the spring semester and participate in a fellowship in the entertainment industry during the summer months.

Spelman College to Create an Endowed Chair in Queer Studies to Honor Poet Audre Lourde

Spelman College to Create an Endowed Chair in Queer Studies to Honor Poet Audre Lourde

The daughter of Caribbean immigrants, Lorde was born in New York City and wrote her first poem at age 12. While attending Hunter College in the 1950s, Lorde became a leader in the early lesbian activist community.

Florida A&M University Creates Online Resources on Medical Marijuana Research

Florida A&M University Creates Online Resources on Medical Marijuana Research

The project aims to serve as a center for marijuana information in the state of Florida, to fill in the gaps in medical marijuana research particularly as it relates to diverse communities, and to inform public policy on the emerging medical marijuana industry.

Philander Smith College Offers a New Pipeline Program to Law School

Philander Smith College Offers a New Pipeline Program to Law School

The program provides guaranteed acceptance to the Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas Little Rock for Philander Smith College graduates who have a 3.4 grade point average in college and score at least 154 on the Law School Admission Test.

Retired NFL Player Establishes a Scholarship Fund Honoring His Mother at Tuskegee University

Retired NFL Player Establishes a Scholarship Fund Honoring His Mother at Tuskegee University

NFL pro football veteran Michael Johnson, who played for the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has made forging new educational and economic opportunities for others in and around his native Selma, Alabama, his new full-time job.

Two HBCUs in Ohio Team Up With the U.S. Small Business Administration

Two HBCUs in Ohio Team Up With the U.S. Small Business Administration

Wilberforce University and Central State University, historically Black educational institutions in Ohio, will partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration to increase opportunities for students in the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Charles R. Drew University's New Psychiatry Residency Program Addresses Mental Health in LA

Charles R. Drew University’s New Psychiatry Residency Program Addresses Mental Health in LA

Historically Black Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and the County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services have joined forces to deliver effective culturally-appropriate mental health treatment in South Los Angeles.

Texas Southern University Partners With the Monterey Jazz Festival

Texas Southern University Partners With the Monterey Jazz Festival

Under the agreement music and business students from Texas Southern University travel to California to participate as production and marketing interns during the festival and the two organizations put on a three-day symposium on jazz in Houston

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Offers a New Degree Program in Agricultural Engineering

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Offers a New Degree Program in Agricultural Engineering

The only other agricultural engineering program in the state is offered through the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. Students who enroll will be able to choose an option in power and machinery, agricultural production systems, or soil and water systems.

Shaq and Miles College Team Up in Entrepreneurial Venture

Shaq and Miles College Team Up in Entrepreneurial Venture

Miles College, a historically Black educational institution in Fairfield, Alabama, is partnering with NBA great Shaquille O’Neal in a new initiative that plans to open a Papa John’s Pizza franchise on the campus of every HBCU in the nation.

Delaware State Graduates Will Have an Opportunity to Enroll in Athletic Training Graduate Program

Delaware State Graduates Will Have an Opportunity to Enroll in Athletic Training Graduate Program

Under a new agreement, one student from Delaware State’s kinesiology degree program within the department of public and allied health sciences will be selected to enroll in the master of science Athletic Training Degree Program at the University of Delaware.

New Scholarship Program Honors Tuskegee's First Nursing Graduate

New Scholarship Program Honors Tuskegee’s First Nursing Graduate

Della Sullins was among three nursing students who came to Tuskegee to obtain the necessary coursework to earn a degree when then-Tuskegee Institute launched the state’s first bachelor’s degree nursing program in 1948.

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts New Master's Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology

Xavier University of Louisiana Debuts New Master’s Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology

The new master’s degree program in speech-language pathology will play a significant role in the university’s efforts to respectfully and compassionately address the speech, hearing, and language difficulties across diverse communities.

Oprah Winfrey Doubles Down on Her Support for Morehouse College Scholarships

Oprah Winfrey Doubles Down on Her Support for Morehouse College Scholarships

Oprah Winfrey came to Atlanta to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program. But she also made a surprise announcement, donating $13 million to enhance the scholarship fund, pushing her total investment to $25 million.

Fort Valley State University Signs Agreement With Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Fort Valley State University Signs Agreement With Wiregrass Georgia Technical College

Under the agreement, students at Wiregrass Georgia Technical College in Valdosta who earn an associate’s degree can have up to 18 semester hours transferred to Fort Valley State University and count towards the completion of a bachelor’s degree. Blacks make up 35 percent of the student body at the technical college.

Tuskegee University Establishes New Scholarship Program for Women Engineering Students

Tuskegee University Establishes New Scholarship Program for Women Engineering Students

The Lily McNair Women in Engineering Leadership Scholarship Initiative, named to honor the university’s first woman president who took office on July 1, 2018, will provide tuition assistance for women engineering students at the university.

The University of the District of Columbia Teams Up With Penn State on STEM Research

The University of the District of Columbia Teams Up With Penn State on STEM Research

Under the agreement, researchers at the University of the District of Columbia and the Applied Research Laboratory at Pennsylvania State University will work together on projects relating to advanced materials and manufacturing, as well as cybersecurity.

Maryland Governor Doubles His Offer to Settle HBCU Litigation That Has Dragged on for 13 Years

Maryland Governor Doubles His Offer to Settle HBCU Litigation That Has Dragged on for 13 Years

In 2018, Maryland Governor Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. said he was willing to dedicate as much as $100 million over 10 years to Maryland HBCUs. He has now raised that offer to $200 million. The four historically Black state universities have indicated they will settle the case for about $600 million.

Morehouse College in Atlanta Announces Budget-Tightening Measures

Morehouse College in Atlanta Announces Budget-Tightening Measures

Morehouse College, the highly rated historically Black institution for men in Atlanta, has announced a series of initiatives to tighten its budget. Most professional staff and faculty will be required to take a one-day unpaid furlough each month. The college will also stop making matching contributions to employees’ retirement accounts.

Southern University Is the Pilot Institution for the CIA's HBCU Recruitment and Workforce Initiative

Southern University Is the Pilot Institution for the CIA’s HBCU Recruitment and Workforce Initiative

The agreement allows the CIA to engage in a broad range of classroom workshops, curriculum development, and recruitment activities to foster ongoing relationships with key university staff and personnel on Southern University’s five campuses.

Saint Augustine's University Earns Approval to Offer Its Academic Programs Online

Saint Augustine’s University Earns Approval to Offer Its Academic Programs Online

After receiving approval from the accrediting agency, Saint Augustine’s University will begin by delivering its organizational management bachelor’s degree as a fully-online program, beginning this coming spring, through the department of extended studies.

Tuskegee University and North Carolina State Team Up to Boost Diversity in Forestry

Tuskegee University and North Carolina State Team Up to Boost Diversity in Forestry

Participating students will spend three years at Tuskegee, followed by two years at North Carolina State. Students who successfully complete the program will have earned a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee and a master’s degree in forestry from North Carolina State.

Florida A&M University Debuts Its Office of Undergraduate Research

Florida A&M University Debuts Its Office of Undergraduate Research

The goal of the Office of Undergraduate Research is to increase the number of students participating in and completing undergraduate research and internship opportunities. OUR will enable students to easily access information about these offerings and apply for investigative projects and programs in which they have an interest.

Delaware State University to Provide Vocational Training in Underserved Areas

Delaware State University to Provide Vocational Training in Underserved Areas

Historically Black Delaware State University has joined forces with First State Community Action Agency, a nonprofit group, to pool resources to improve the quality of life and facilitate the educational and training needs of individuals and families in Southern Delaware.

U.S. News and World Report Lists Its Choices as the Nation's Best HBCUs

U.S. News and World Report Lists Its Choices as the Nation’s Best HBCUs

Spelman College in Atlanta was first and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 13th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

Bowie State University Is the First HBCU in Maryland to Team Up With the U.S. Coast Guard

Bowie State University Is the First HBCU in Maryland to Team Up With the U.S. Coast Guard

The agreement will provide one full-time Bowie State student a year with the Coast Guard College Student Pre-Commissioning Initiative scholarship, which covers up to two academic years of tuition, books, and essential supplies.

Fayetteville State University Partners With Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Fayetteville State University Partners With Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Under the agreement, students who successfully complete the associate’s degree program in fire protection technology at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College will be able to transfer seamlessly in the bachelor’s degree program in fire and emergency services at Fayetteville State University.

Alabama State University Enters Into a Partnership With the U.S. Army

Alabama State University Enters Into a Partnership With the U.S. Army

The agreement calls for the transfer of or development of technological resources and applications, such as sharing scientific, engineering and technological assets and professional expertise, and provides workforce development opportunities for students who want a career path to the Department of Defense.

Apple Is Providing a Free Continuing Education Course to the Tennessee State Community

Apple Is Providing a Free Continuing Education Course to the Tennessee State Community

Under the agreement Apple will provide Tennessee State alumni the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of app design and app development for free. Computer Applications for Educational Leaders is being offered through the university’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Claremont Lincoln University Offers Graduate Degree Scholarships to Texas College Graduates

Claremont Lincoln University Offers Graduate Degree Scholarships to Texas College Graduates

Under the agreement, Texas College graduates will be offered a scholarship toward tuition by Claremont Lincoln University. This scholarship can be applied towards all CLU master’s degree programs.

Tuskegee Students Partners With the National Park Service on Historic Preservation Project

Tuskegee Students Partners With the National Park Service on Historic Preservation Project

Tuskegee architecture students worked on a preservation and conservation project involving window restoration work on the Willcox E building on campus. The building was constructed a century ago using bricks that were made on the Tuskegee campus.

Student-Operated Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Clinic Opens at Tennesee State

Student-Operated Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Clinic Opens at Tennesee State

There are now 38 student-run physical therapy clinics at colleges and universities nationwide. But the clinic at Tennessee State University in Nashville is the first such clinic at a historically Black college or university.

Morgan State University to Build a New Student Housing Facility to Address Growing Student Body

Morgan State University to Build a New Student Housing Facility to Address Growing Student Body

The new student housing facility will add between 700 and 900 beds to accommodate the university’s growing student body. It will be located on Morgan’s South Campus, adjacent to the site of the Thurgood Marshall Apartment Complex.