HBCUs

Fayetteville State University Opens New Center for Area Entrepreneurs

Fayetteville State University Opens New Center for Area Entrepreneurs

The new center established by a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration in collaboration with the Carolina Small Business Development Fund, will work to expand small business in the six-county region near the university’s campus.

Dilliard University's Nursing Programs Getting Back on Track

Dilliard University’s Nursing Programs Getting Back on Track

In the spring of 2016, Dillard University announced that it would suspend admissions to its bachelor’s degree nursing programs. Now it has received initial approval to implement its restructured baccalaureate nursing programs for the spring semester in 2019.

Texas Southern University Building a New Library Learning Center

Texas Southern University Building a New Library Learning Center

In addition to library space, the 137,000-square-foot building will include space for the university’s online and distance education programs, administrative offices, a board room, and offices for student support services.

Bowie State University Launches the New Department of Technology and Security

Bowie State University Launches the New Department of Technology and Security

The new department offers a bachelor’s degree program in computer technology, the only such program within the 12-campus University System of Maryland. The inaugural chair of the new department is Professor Lethia Jackson.

Tuskegee University Announces Summer Veterinary Medicine Program for High Schoolers

Tuskegee University Announces Summer Veterinary Medicine Program for High Schoolers

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama has announced the Veterinary Science Training, Education and Preperation Institute (VET STEP). The summer program aims to increase interest among high school students for careers in veterinary medicine.

Albany State University in Georgia Seeks to Enhance the Student Experience

Albany State University in Georgia Seeks to Enhance the Student Experience

Albany State University is undertaking a new initiative to improve and enhance the student experience. The new program will focus on three key areas: the first-year student experience, student engagement for success, and student support services.

Two HBCUs Included in the List of Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Two HBCUs Included in the List of Top Producers of Peace Corps Volunteers

Howard University, the historically Black educational institution in Washington, D.C., ranked in a tie for 14th place among medium-sized institutions and Spelman College in Atlanta was ranked fourth among small colleges and universities.

North Carolina A&T State University Expands STEM Doctoral Offerings

North Carolina A&T State University Expands STEM Doctoral Offerings

The new Ph.D. program in applied science and technology will have concentrations in atmospheric, environmental and energy science, applied physics, bioscience, applied chemistry, data science and analytics, and information technology and technology management.

Meharry Medical College Is Taking Healthcare on the Road

Meharry Medical College Is Taking Healthcare on the Road

Historically Black Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee, recently introduced the Meharry Medical College Mobile Clinic. The 65-foot trailer includes five treatment bays and maintains its own generator.

Claflin University to Offer a New Master's Degree Program in Criminal Justice

Claflin University to Offer a New Master’s Degree Program in Criminal Justice

The new master’s degree in criminal justice is the third graduate program offered online by Claflin University. Previously the university established online master’s degree programs in curriculum and instruction and business administration.

Loan Forgiveness for Four HBCUs Devastated by Hurricane Katrina

Loan Forgiveness for Four HBCUs Devastated by Hurricane Katrina

The recent budget deal that ended the brief government shutdown included an important provision for four historically Black colleges and universities that suffered considerable damage from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

North Carolina Central Joins the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory

North Carolina Central Joins the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory

North Carolina Central University is the first historically Black college or university to be a member of a U.S. Department of Energy Center of Excellence.

Texas Southern University Earns the First National HBCU Debate Championship

Texas Southern University Earns the First National HBCU Debate Championship

This past October, Wiley College in Marshall, Texas was awarded a grant from the Charles Koch Foundation to establish a Historically Black Colleges and Universities Speech and Debate League. The Team from Texas Southern University is the first champion.

BestColleges.com Ranks the Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities

BestColleges.com Ranks the Nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The website’s methodology ranks HBCUs by taking into account “academic standards, affordability, outcomes, student support, and the breadth and depth of online learning opportunities.” Florida A&M University was ranked as the best HBCU in these rankings.

Saudi Arabians Flock to Tennessee State University

Saudi Arabians Flock to Tennessee State University

Officials at Tennessee State University report that 70 percent of the approximately 570 foreign students at the university come from Saudi Arabia. Over half of the engineering majors at Tennessee State are Saudi Arabian students.

Texas Southern University Establishes the Mathew Knowles Institute

Texas Southern University Establishes the Mathew Knowles Institute

The institute, named for music and entertainment industry mogul Mathew Knowles, will be operated by the Office of Continuing Education. It will offer certificates in management, sales, marketing, career development, human resources, entrepreneurship, and entertainment.

Morehouse College Gets Serious About Preventing Sexual Misconduct

Morehouse College Gets Serious About Preventing Sexual Misconduct

Recently, more than 25 Title IX employees, executive leaders, and faculty representatives from Morehouse and Spelman met as a group to discuss opportunities for joint educational outreach to prevent sexual misconduct. The group also discussed best practices for handling cases.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Signs Agreement With Salisbury University

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Signs Agreement With Salisbury University

The partnership will allow qualified students who are majoring in chemistry at Salisbury University and who have completed three years of study to gain admission to the professional pharmacy degree program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Google to Expand Its Computer Science Training Program for HBCU Students

Google to Expand Its Computer Science Training Program for HBCU Students

Last summer, Google operated a satellite campus in California for 26 Howard University students. Google was so pleased with the effort that it is now expanding the program from three months in the summer to a full academic year. And students from other HBCUs will be able to participate.

Bowie State University Expands its Partnership With the Environmental Protection Agency

Bowie State University Expands its Partnership With the Environmental Protection Agency

Under the agreement the EPA will provide educational and practical experiences to university students looking to enter careers in the federal government. Officials at the EPA will serve as student mentors. University students will be able to participate in EPA research projects and gain access to student internship programs at the agency.

Texas Southern University to Establish the Center for Justice Research

Texas Southern University to Establish the Center for Justice Research

The new center has the goal of producing innovative solutions to criminal justice reform and addressing challenges in America’s criminal justice system. Howard Henderson, professor of the administration of justice, will be the director of the center.

Bethune-Cookman University Announces a New Master's Degree Program in Christian Ministry

Bethune-Cookman University Announces a New Master’s Degree Program in Christian Ministry

The master’s degree in Christian ministry program will be offered in two ways; as a 2-year master’s degree program or as a 5-year bachelor’s and master’s degree program where a student continues undergraduate studies through the master’s level.

Howard University to Participate in CRESST II, Space Science Research Project

Howard University to Participate in CRESST II, Space Science Research Project

The CRESST project began in 2006 and has now been continued with a five-year, $87.5 million grant from the National Aeronautics & Space Administration. Howard University will receive approximately $875,000 annually as a member of the consortium.

Coppin State University Joins Nanotechnology Education Cooperative Venture

Coppin State University Joins Nanotechnology Education Cooperative Venture

The Nanotechnology Professional Development Partnership Project is led by the Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization at Pennsylvania State University and is supported by the National Science Foundation.

Bethune-Cookman University Signs Its First Articulation Agreement in Its 114-Year History

Bethune-Cookman University Signs Its First Articulation Agreement in Its 114-Year History

Students transferring from Florida Gateway College in Lake City will be eligible for early registration, application fee waivers, scholarship opportunities, and discounted tuition at Bethune-Cookman University.

Central State University to Open a New Satellite Office in Trotwood, Ohio

Central State University to Open a New Satellite Office in Trotwood, Ohio

Under the agreement, Central State University’s Extension Service will open a satellite office in the Trotwood Civic and Cultural Arts Center to provide educational and community development programs for residents of northwest Montgomery County, Ohio.

Tennessee State University Looks to Add Several New Academic Programs

Tennessee State University Looks to Add Several New Academic Programs

Pending approval from state authorities there will be a new executive Ph.D. program in higher education leadership and a Ph.D. program in public health. A bachelor’s degree program in nonprofit management and leadership is also in the works.

Tuskegee University to Develop a Minor Program in African American Studies

Tuskegee University to Develop a Minor Program in African American Studies

The new, multidisciplinary African-American studies program is a collaborative project between the university’s Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science and the department of history and political science in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Bennett College Unveils a New State-of-the-Art Production Studio

Bennett College Unveils a New State-of-the-Art Production Studio

The new studio includes a modular set that can be configured for news programs, talk shows, or stand-up presentations. It also has a professional lighting grid and space for photography and green-screen video production.

A Record Number of Doctoral Degree Awards at Grambling State University

A Record Number of Doctoral Degree Awards at Grambling State University

Last month seven students were awarded doctorates in developmental education at Grambling State University in Louisiana. This is the largest number of doctoral degrees awarded in university history. One of the seven students is a grandfather who has been serving as a lecturer in the College of Business at Grambling.

Winston-Salem State Graduate Is the First to Take Advantage of a Guaranteed Admission Program

Winston-Salem State Graduate Is the First to Take Advantage of a Guaranteed Admission Program

Alexis McCrea, who graduated from Winston-Salem State University last spring, is the first student to take advantage of the university’s Early Assurance Program that guarantees admission for university graduates to the doctor of physical therapy program if they have met specific requirements.

Shaw University in North Carolina Establishes New Emergency Financial Aid Program

Shaw University in North Carolina Establishes New Emergency Financial Aid Program

The university will provide the funds for eligible students facing short-term, nonrecurring financial emergencies. The student must explain why if he or she does not receive the emergency aid, it may result in their having to leave school.

Kentucky State University Awards its First Doctoral Degrees

Kentucky State University Awards its First Doctoral Degrees

Kentucky State University, the historically Black educational institution in Frankfort, recently conferred its first doctoral degrees in the 131-year history of the educational institution. Six students were awarded the doctor of nursing practice degree at the university’s fall commencement.

A New Documentary Film Tells the History of Delaware State University

A New Documentary Film Tells the History of Delaware State University

The film tells the story of the educational institution that started in 1891 with 12 students meeting in an old plantation to the vibrant global university it is today. The project was proposed three years ago by Marilyn Whittingham, executive director of Delaware Humanities.

Albany State University Signs New Agreement With Albany Technical College

Albany State University Signs New Agreement With Albany Technical College

The institutions have cooperated in the past, but this new agreement strengthens the partnership and allows students who complete associate’s degrees at Albany Technical College to expand the number of majors they can consider at Albany State.

Texas Southern University Shows Improvement in Graduation and Persistence Rates

Texas Southern University Shows Improvement in Graduation and Persistence Rates

For the most recent year, 23.4 percent of first-time freshman students earned a bachelor’s degree within six years. This was up from 17.2 percent in the prior year. More than 1,000 bachelor’s degrees were awarded in 2017, up from 913 in 2015.