HBCUs

Virginia Union University in Richmond to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in Biology

Virginia Union University in Richmond to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Biology

The master’s degree in biology is a 39-credit hour program, offering both a thesis and non-thesis option. The thesis option requires an oral examination through a 3-member faculty committee. The non-thesis option requires advanced coursework in a specified sub-discipline.

Xavier University's New African American and African Diasporic Cultures Studies Degree Program

Xavier University’s New African American and African Diasporic Cultures Studies Degree Program

The new program will allow the university’s students to delve fully into the lived experiences of Black Americans and people of the African diaspora.

Two HBCUs Partner to Improve Medical Care for an Underserved Region of North Carolina

Two HBCUs Partner to Improve Medical Care for an Underserved Region of North Carolina

Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, have entered into an agreement that will address the need for providing quality medical care and skilled health care professionals in the Fayetteville region.

Grambling State University Teams Up With Louisiana Tech to Boost Diversity in Accounting

Grambling State University Teams Up With Louisiana Tech to Boost Diversity in Accounting

The partnership will offer undergraduate accounting students at historically Black Grambling State University in Louisiana to take advantage of an accelerated path into the master of accountancy program at Louisiana Tech University in Ruston.

Morgan Stanley Pledges $12 Million for Scholarships at Three HBCUs

Morgan Stanley Pledges $12 Million for Scholarships at Three HBCUs

The program will provide full scholarships for HBCU students at Howard University in Washington, D.C., Morehouse College in Atlanta, and Spelman College in Atlanta. The program is designed to support the students’ career skills and readiness to help set them on a life-long path to success.

Google to Train 20,000 HBCU Students to Enhance Their Digital Skills

Google to Train 20,000 HBCU Students to Enhance Their Digital Skills

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is partnering with Google to launch the Grow with Google Career Readiness Program. The goal is to have 20 participating HBCUs by January and to have the program be available to all HBCUs by fall 2021.

New Program Seeks to Install New Field Turfs at Dozens of HBCUs

New Program Seeks to Install New Field Turfs at Dozens of HBCUs

Willie Lanier, a former star of the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has announced an initiative to install state-of-the-art playing surfaces at the football stadiums of nearly three-dozen historically Black colleges and universities.

Gates Foundation Teams Up With HBCUs to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

Gates Foundation Teams Up With HBCUs to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

The foundation’s three-year, $15 million investment supports up to 10 of the participating HBCUs with medical, veterinary, pharmacy, and agriculture schools to serve as diagnostic “testing hubs.”

Virginia Union University to Offer Master's Degrees in Political Science and Hospitality Management

Virginia Union University to Offer Master’s Degrees in Political Science and Hospitality Management

Virginia Union University, the historically Black educational institution in Richmond, has announced that it will be offering two new master’s degree programs in the spring 2021 semester.

Grambling State University Partners With LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine

Grambling State University Partners With LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine

The agreement represents the desire of both parties to increase the number of African American students from historically Black colleges and universities in Louisiana who apply to the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine.

Xavier University of Louisiana Expands Partnership With the U.S. Coast Guard

Xavier University of Louisiana Expands Partnership With the U.S. Coast Guard

Historically Black Xavier University of Louisiana has announced an agreement with the U.S. Coast Guard will provide tuition assistance to Xavier students as well as research opportunities for faculty members at the university.

The Nation's First Police Academy at a Historically Black College or University

The Nation’s First Police Academy at a Historically Black College or University

The Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission has approved the establishment of a police academy at historically Black Lincoln University in Jefferson City.

Women's Business Center Opens on the Campus of Alcorn State University

Women’s Business Center Opens on the Campus of Alcorn State University

The center will offer one-on-one counseling, training, networking, workshops, technical assistance, and mentoring to women entrepreneurs on numerous business development topics, including business startup, financial management, and procurement.

State Department Expands Diversity Fellowship Program Administered by Howard University

State Department Expands Diversity Fellowship Program Administered by Howard University

The U.S. State Department has announced that the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship and the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship programs will be expanded for 2021. The diversity fellowships will be expanded by 50 percent and support 90 students each year.

Tuskegee University in Alabama Has Announced a 3+3 Bachelor's/Juris Doctorate Program

Tuskegee University in Alabama Has Announced a 3+3 Bachelor’s/Juris Doctorate Program

The 3+3 program creates a pathway for Tuskegee University students to receive a bachelor’s degree from Tuskegee and a law degree from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham in only six years of study, rather than the traditional seven.

Spelman College in Atlanta Forms Partnership With Carrier Corporation

Spelman College in Atlanta Forms Partnership With Carrier Corporation

Carrier Corporation, a leading global provider of healthy, safe, and sustainable building and cold chain solutions, has made a five-year commitment with Spelman College that will create two programs to prepare Spelman students to enter the workforce.

Two HBCUs Report Enrollment Increases Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic

Two HBCUs Report Enrollment Increases Despite the COVID-19 Pandemic

The main factor in the enrollment increase at Grambling State University in Louisiana is a 42 percent increase in the number of students in the first-year class. At Miles College in Alabama, the largest incoming class in five years has reversed a recent trend in declining enrollments.

Spelman College Joins the Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative

Spelman College Joins the Atlanta Global Research and Education Collaborative

The initiative will help connect the region’s international assets through an emphasis on supporting “global at home” projects that serve students, faculty, and community partners, and define the metropolitan area as a hub for global education and research.

South Carolina State University Launches Two New Graduate Programs in Education

South Carolina State University Launches Two New Graduate Programs in Education

South Carolina State University, the historically Black educational institution in Orangeburg, has announced the offering of two new graduate-level online programs in the field of education leadership. The university will offer an educational specialist degree program and a doctorate in educational administration.

Fisk University Partners With the American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Fisk University Partners With the American University of Antigua College of Medicine

Students from Fisk University will now be eligible for advanced admissions priority, an expedited application review, and grants/scholarships for those that attend the American University of Antigua for their medical education. 

Virginia Union University to Offer Two New Bachelor's Degree Programs This Spring

Virginia Union University to Offer Two New Bachelor’s Degree Programs This Spring

The historically Black university in Richmond will offer a bachelor’s degree program in hospitality management and a bachelor’s degree program in health science.

IBM Announces a $100 Million Commitment to HBCUs

IBM Announces a $100 Million Commitment to HBCUs

The technology giant IBM has announced the establishment of the quantum education and research initiative for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), aimed at driving a diverse and inclusive quantum workforce.

U.S. News and World Report Offers Its Picks for the Nation's Best HBCUs

U.S. News and World Report Offers Its Picks for the Nation’s Best HBCUs

Spelman College in Atlanta was rated the best HBCU and Howard University in Washington, D.C., was ranked second. This was the same as a year ago. This was the 14th year in a row that Spelman College has topped the U.S. News rankings for HBCUs.

Some HBCUs Are Bucking the Trend in Higher Education Enrollment Declines

Some HBCUs Are Bucking the Trend in Higher Education Enrollment Declines

At a time when many colleges and universities are struggling to maintain enrollments at levels of the past several years, many historically Black colleges and universities are seeing increases in enrollments with some schools achieving all-time records.

Langston University Settles a 2003 Civil Rights Complaint

Langston University Settles a 2003 Civil Rights Complaint

Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences have agreed to pay historically Black Langston University $15 million over 10 years as part of a new agreement.

Some Good News for Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida

Some Good News for Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida

E. LaBrent Chrite, president of Bethune-Cookman University, announced that the university had been removed from probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and that its accreditation remains in place.

North Carolina A&T State University Reports Its Fifth Consecutive Year of Record Enrollments

North Carolina A&T State University Reports Its Fifth Consecutive Year of Record Enrollments

This fall there are 12,754 students enrolled at North Carolina A&T State University, continuing a growth trend that began in 2013, when it became the largest HBCU in the nation. It has held that status now for seven consecutive years.

A Major Booster Shot of Funds for HBCU Medical Schools

A Major Booster Shot of Funds for HBCU Medical Schools

Michael Bloomberg, high-tech mogul, former mayor of New York City, and a Democratic candidate for president in 2020, has pledged to donate $100 million over the next four years to the nation’s four historically Black medical schools.

Enrollments at Florida A&M University Not as Low as Had Been Predicted

Enrollments at Florida A&M University Not as Low as Had Been Predicted

There are nearly 9,000 students enrolled this fall, a decrease of only 6.7 percent from a year ago. The drop is largely the result of a decrease in the number of first-year students on campus. This fall, 1,036 freshmen are enrolled, compared to 1,362 a year ago.

Virginia State University Offering a New Course on HBCU History

Virginia State University Offering a New Course on HBCU History

Virginia State University is now offering what could be the nation’s first higher education course in the history of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities. This is the first semester that the course is being offered. It quickly filled to capacity.

New Academic Partnership Aims to Increase Diversity in the Field of Veterinary Medicine

New Academic Partnership Aims to Increase Diversity in the Field of Veterinary Medicine

Historically Black Tennessee State University has partnered with the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine to help agriculture students at Tennessee State transition to veterinary school once they complete their bachelor’s degrees.

Elizabeth City State University Shows Significant Enrollment Increases

Elizabeth City State University Shows Significant Enrollment Increases

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges and universities are struggling to maintain enrollments at levels that existed a year or two ago. But Elizabeth City State University, a historically Black educational institution in North Carolina is bucking the trend.

Claflin University Receives Approval to Launch a Master's Degree Program in Nursing

Claflin University Receives Approval to Launch a Master’s Degree Program in Nursing

When the new program begins in the fall of 2021, Claflin will be the only historically Black college or university in the state of South Carolina to offer a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing. All classes will be offered online except for on-site clinical training that will be required each semester.

Morehouse College to Lead the HBCU Undergraduate Success Research Center

Morehouse College to Lead the HBCU Undergraduate Success Research Center

The new center will study impactful STEM initiatives at 50 HBCUs, and produce data and a set of best practices that can be duplicated on a national scale to help mainstream state institutions and other liberal arts colleges graduate more minority STEM majors.

Legislation Seeks to Enhance the Reach of Historically Black Medical Schools

Legislation Seeks to Enhance the Reach of Historically Black Medical Schools

The legislation would encourage recruiting, enrolling, and retaining Black students in medical schools and help fund programs for schools that mostly serve students from marginalized backgrounds, including the nation’s four historically Black medical schools.

Texas Southern University Report Examines Racial Injustice in the Pandemic Era

Texas Southern University Report Examines Racial Injustice in the Pandemic Era

The Center for Justice Research at Texas Southern University in Houston and the Black Public Defender Association recently released a report detailing why public health responses and strategies to address COVID-19 must be centered around race and the criminal legal system.