HBCUs

Saint Augustine's University to Debut Its First Graduate Degree Program

Saint Augustine’s University to Debut Its First Graduate Degree Program

Despite being designated as a university in 2012, St. Augustine’s has not offered any graduate programs until now. The university recently announced that it will now offer a fully-online master of public administration degree program.

Virginia Union University Creates the Center for the Study of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Virginia Union University Creates the Center for the Study of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Center staff and affiliates will conduct rigorous, evidence-based research that aims to advance the research agenda, expand institutional capacities, transform institutions, eradicate institutional inequities, and ensure the future of HBCUs in the nation and beyond.

The Episcopal Church Calls on All Members to Support HBCUs

The Episcopal Church Calls on All Members to Support HBCUs

At one time, there were 10 historically Black colleges and universities associated with the Episcopal Church. Only two remain: St. Augustine’s University in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Voorhees College in Denmark, South Carolina. The Church is calling on all members to support the Absalom Jones Fund that will benefit the HBCUs.

Small Business Administration Selects Two HBCUs to Host New Women's Business Centers

Small Business Administration Selects Two HBCUs to Host New Women’s Business Centers

Two of the Small Business Administration’s 20 new Women’s Business Centers will be on the campuses of historically Black universities: The Women’s Business Center at Jackson State University and the Winston-Salem State University Women’s Business Center.

Coppin State University Revamps College of Business Curriculum

Coppin State University Revamps College of Business Curriculum

The College of Business at historically Black Coppin State University in Baltimore has announced that it is revamping its curriculum shifting from a sole focus on business academic preparation to ongoing career planning and lifelong learning in the business profession.

Two HBCUs in South Carolina Partnering in Entrepreneurial Initiative

Two HBCUs in South Carolina Partnering in Entrepreneurial Initiative

Historically Black South Carolina State University, historically Black Claflin University and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College have entered into a partnership to establish the Orangeburg Regional Innovation Center. 

Albany State University Enters Into a Partnership With Oconee Fall Line Technical College

Albany State University Enters Into a Partnership With Oconee Fall Line Technical College

The agreement between ASU and OFTC will provide educational advancement opportunities for OFTC students in the associate of applied science program to continue their education towards a bachelor’s degree at Albany State University.

Central State University Aims to Increase Extension Outreach and Research

Central State University Aims to Increase Extension Outreach and Research

Historically Black Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, has entered into an agreement with Hocking College in Nelsonville, Ohio, Edison State Community College in Piqua, Ohio, and Stark State College in North Canton, Ohio, that will implement extension outreach and research-based programs at each college.

North Carolina A&T State University Debuts New Scholarship Program

North Carolina A&T State University Debuts New Scholarship Program

The new February One Scholars program is named for the day in 1960 that four North Carolina A&T students energized a national sit-in movement by refusing to leave a segregated lunch counter in downtown Greensboro without being served.

Historically Black Claflin University in South Carolina to Start Pathway From Prison Program

Historically Black Claflin University in South Carolina to Start Pathway From Prison Program

Individuals incarcerated in South Carolina Department of Corrections facilities will soon be able to receive bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice, psychology, or organizational management at no cost through a historic partnership with historically Black Claflin University in Orangeburg, South Carolina.

Meharry Medical College Joins Forces to Boost Opportunities for Black Students

Meharry Medical College Joins Forces to Boost Opportunities for Black Students

Historically Black Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, and the University of Memphis today announced a new multi-level collaboration to expand opportunities for education, training, and research for Black medical students and the communities they serve in West Tennessee.

Central State University Enters Partnership With Missouri State University

Central State University Enters Partnership With Missouri State University

The agreement allows for Central State students to start taking graduate course work in their program of choice during their junior or senior year. After graduation, they transfer to Missouri State to complete their accelerated master’s degree program.

Good News on the Accreditation Front for Bennett College in North Carolina

Good News on the Accreditation Front for Bennett College in North Carolina

Recently, Bennett College in North Carolina was awarded candidate status for accreditation by the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. Candidacy status grants Bennett accreditation privileges as the college proceeds through the accreditation process’s final stages.

Historically Black Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis Partners With a Community College

Historically Black Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis Partners With a Community College

The new partnership will allow St. Charles Community College and Harris-Stowe State University to jointly recruit students into a special program shared between the institutions. Student participants will have student privileges at both institutions.

Dominion Energy Launches Its $25 Million HBCU Promise Program

Dominion Energy Launches Its $25 Million HBCU Promise Program

The six-year “HBCU Promise” program will support endowments, capital projects, operating expenses, and educational programs in clean energy at 11 historically Black colleges and universities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Ohio.

Good HBCU News: Accrediting Agency Removes Denmark Technical College From Probation

Good HBCU News: Accrediting Agency Removes Denmark Technical College From Probation

Denmark Technical College, a historically Black two-year educational institution in Bamberg County, South Carolina, was removed from probation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. A year ago, the accrediting agency placed the college on probation due to declining enrollments and an unstable financial outlook.

Congress Looks to Help HBCUs Get a Bigger Share of Government Contracts and Grants

Congress Looks to Help HBCUs Get a Bigger Share of Government Contracts and Grants

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed legislation titled the HBCU Propelling Agency Relationships Towards a New Era of Results for Students Act (PARTNERS). The legislation will require federal agencies to submit plans on how to increase the capacity of HBCUs to compete effectively for grants, contracts, or cooperative agreements.

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina Partners With Vance-Granville Community College

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina Partners With Vance-Granville Community College

Transfer students must complete an associate of arts, an associate of science, or an associate of fine arts degree from Vance-Granville Community College. They must also maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. Once students complete their associate degrees, they are guaranteed admission to Elizabeth City State University.

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Partners With Delaware County Community College

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Partners With Delaware County Community College

Students earning an associate’s degree at the community college will be guaranteed admission to Lincoln University and can enroll in a parallel major at the university. A total of 17 associate’s degree programs at the community college are included.

Wilberforce's New Center for Entrepreneurship, Social Good, and Transformational Leadership

Wilberforce’s New Center for Entrepreneurship, Social Good, and Transformational Leadership

The Center will serve as a core to create an experience for Wilberforce students to develop and cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit, participate in transformative leadership opportunities, and understand the social justice issues of our time.

Albany State University Launches the Undergraduate Health Science Academy

Albany State University Launches the Undergraduate Health Science Academy

Students accepted into the academy receive success coaching, mentee opportunities, and professional development programs that will strengthen their academic foundation and candidacy for graduate programs in medical and healthcare fields.

Howard University Is Offering a New Bachelor's / Juris Doctorate Dual Degree Program

Howard University Is Offering a New Bachelor’s / Juris Doctorate Dual Degree Program

The new dual-degree program is open to incoming first-year students. The program will allow students to complete their bachelor’s and law degrees in six years instead of the traditional seven years, providing a cost-effective path to an advanced degree.

Fort Valley State University Teams Up With Robins Air Force Base in Georgia

Fort Valley State University Teams Up With Robins Air Force Base in Georgia

Under the collaboration, students at the university will be introduced to more practical experiences in the high-demand fields of computer science and cybersecurity. Coursework may include electronics, avionics and aging aircraft issues as well as manufacturing, electronic combat, and environmental issues.

Grambling State University Signs Agreement With Bossier Parish Community College

Grambling State University Signs Agreement With Bossier Parish Community College

Under the agreement, full-time faculty and staff at Bossier Parrish Community College in Louisiana will be allowed to enroll at Grambling State University for undergraduate or graduate courses at a reduced rate.

Augusta National Creates Scholarships and Funds New Women's Golf Program at Paine College

Augusta National Creates Scholarships and Funds New Women’s Golf Program at Paine College

Historically Black Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, and the Augusta National Golf Club, the home of the Masters Tournament, one of professional golf’s four majors, have entered into a partnership that will set up an endowed scholarship fund named for Lee Elder, the first African American to compete in the Masters Tournament in 1975. 

Morgan State University in Baltimore to Expand Its STEM Degree Offerings

Morgan State University in Baltimore to Expand Its STEM Degree Offerings

The university announced plans to offer a bachelor’s degree program in mechatronics engineering, a Ph.D. program in secure embedded systems and a dual 3+2 bachelor’s degree program in engineering in conjunction with Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.

North Carolina A&T Enters Into a Partnership With Arch Mortgage Insurance Company

North Carolina A&T Enters Into a Partnership With Arch Mortgage Insurance Company

The partnership will create a scholarship program designed to provide financial support and real-world experience for high-achieving students. Arch Mortgage is headquartered in Greensboro, just about a mile away from the campus of North Carolina A&T State University.

Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership Established at Howard University

Center for Women, Gender and Global Leadership Established at Howard University

The Center’s academic focus will include producing innovative and theoretically grounded research and creating a data center on issues of women and gender in the United States and the global Black diaspora. J. Jarpa Dawuni, an associate professor of political science at the university, was named director of the new center.

Morris Brown College in Atlanta Will Soon Be Evaluated for Reaccreditation

Morris Brown College in Atlanta Will Soon Be Evaluated for Reaccreditation

Officers of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools intend to visit the Morris Brown campus in January 2021 for their final evaluation before candidacy consideration in April 2021. Morris Brown College, founded in 1881, lost its accreditation in 2002.

Tuskegee University in Alabama Creates the Center for Rural Health and Economic Equity

Tuskegee University in Alabama Creates the Center for Rural Health and Economic Equity

Through this new center, Tuskegee University’s research faculty will be given support to provide ethical transdisciplinary approaches to numerous health disparities including cancer therapies, diabetes, and cervical cancer prevention, violence prevention, mental health, and nutrition deficiencies.

Tennessee State and Meharry Medical College Debut an Accelerated Degree Program

Tennessee State and Meharry Medical College Debut an Accelerated Degree Program

The new Dr. Levi Watkins Jr. Medical, Dental Accelerated Pathway Program will allow students to spend three years in the pre-med program at Tennessee State University before going on to study medicine or dentistry at Meharry. The result is total completion in seven years, instead of the customary eight years. 

Claflin Univerity to Offer a 4+1 Dual Degree Program With the University of South Carolina

Claflin Univerity to Offer a 4+1 Dual Degree Program With the University of South Carolina

The agreement will allow undergraduate students from Claflin University to earn a bachelor’s degree at Claflin and a master of mass communications degree with a concentration in either strategic communications or multimedia journalism in the College of Information and Communications at the University of South Carolina.

Historically Black Norfolk State University Teams Up With Netflix for Technology Boot Camps

Historically Black Norfolk State University Teams Up With Netflix for Technology Boot Camps

The Netflix Virtual HBCU Boot Camp will allow 130 Norfolk State students and alumni to take part in an intensive 16-week course covering in-demand technology skills. Students who are accepted are eligible to receive a Netflix scholarship that will cover the cost of attendance.

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.