HBCUs

Elizabeth City State University Debuts Its First Fully Online Degree Program

Elizabeth City State University Debuts Its First Fully Online Degree Program

The interdisciplinary degree program offers a number of concentrations including social and behavioral sciences, STEM, humanities, health, children and community services, Africana studies, and politics and government.

Three HBCUs Report Record Enrollment Numbers

Three HBCUs Report Record Enrollment Numbers

Prairie View A&M University in Texas, Claflin University in South Carolina, and Meharry Medical College in Nashville are all reporting record enrollment numbers for entering students.

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky to Relocate to the Campus of the Newest HBCU, Simmons College

Baptist Seminary of Kentucky to Relocate to the Campus of the Newest HBCU, Simmons College

Simmons College, a historically Black educational institution in Louisville, announced that the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky will establish offices on campus and begin to offer a master of divinity degree at the college. The first students are expected to enroll for the Spring 2018 semester.

Central State University Offering Two Additional Bachelor's Degree Programs

Central State University Offering Two Additional Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Central State University, the historically Black educational institution in Wilberforce, Ohio, has announced the creation of two new bachelor’s degree programs in agricultural education and exercise science. These two new degrees will bring the total number of possible majors at the university to 40.

Academic Restructuring at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina

Academic Restructuring at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina

Johnson C Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, has announced the creation of a School of Social Work at the university. The Metropolitan College of Professional Studies will house adult education, online degree programs, and the departments of business administration and health and human performance.

Tennessee State University President Outlines Her Vision for the Future

Tennessee State University President Outlines Her Vision for the Future

In a recent speech to faculty and staff, Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover outlined her four main goals: increase four-year graduation rates; ensure campus health and safety; improve customer service; and sustain/diversify revenue streams.

The Rebranding of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

The Rebranding of Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina

The new logo has a depiction of Lane Hall, the oldest building on campus and stands upon the words “Founded 1891.” The new tagline “Come to Discover. Leave to Conquer.” is consistent with the university’s mascot, the Vikings.

Central State University Looks to Partner With the City of Xenia, Ohio

Central State University Looks to Partner With the City of Xenia, Ohio

The city of Xenia currently provides water and fire/EMS service to the university, via a contract. As a resident business, Central State will not have to pay a premium in surcharges and will have access to additional city services.

College Choice Offers Its Take on the Nation's Best HBCUs

College Choice Offers Its Take on the Nation’s Best HBCUs

College Choice.com, which ranks colleges and universities on a wide range of criteria, recently released its rankings of the 50 Best HBCUs. Howard University, Spelman College, Hampton University, Huston-Tillotson University, and Xavier University held the top spots.

Claflin University Named to List of "Cutting Edge Music Education Programs"

Claflin University Named to List of “Cutting Edge Music Education Programs”

Claflin University was commended for “its comprehensive coursework, clinical experience and world-renowned faculty for preparing the next generation of professional musicians and educators.”

Norfolk State University Unveils a New Logo and Marketing Slogan

Norfolk State University Unveils a New Logo and Marketing Slogan

Norfolk State University, the historically Black educational institution in Virginia, has unveiled a new logo and marketing campaign that uses the tagline “We see the future in you.”

New Scholarship Program Taking Shape at North Carolina HBCUs

New Scholarship Program Taking Shape at North Carolina HBCUs

The Cheatham-White Scholarships will be offered to students entering North Carolina Central University and North Carolina A&T State University in the fall of 2018. North Carolina Central University announced that it will match the state appropriation dollar-for-dollar, allowing the university to award 20 scholarships each year.

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina to Offer a Kinesiology Major

Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina to Offer a Kinesiology Major

The new kinesiology major at Elizabeth City State University will offer three different concentrations: fitness and wellness, physical education and health, and exercise science. There are 40 students who are now enrolled in the program.

Xavier University of Louisiana Announces New Academic Programs

Xavier University of Louisiana Announces New Academic Programs

The university is adding an undergraduate major in neuroscience, a minor degree program in cognitive neuroscience, a minor degree program in bioethics, and a new crime and social justice concentration for undergraduate majors in sociology.

Fayetteville State University Makes Several Changes to Its Academic Structure

Fayetteville State University Makes Several Changes to Its Academic Structure

Under the restructuring two schools will now become colleges and the university will establish the School of Nursing and the School of Social Work.

Bowie State University in Maryland Makes a Major Commitment to Solar Power

Bowie State University in Maryland Makes a Major Commitment to Solar Power

The historically Black university will add a solar canopy over a parking lot, put panels in a vacant field, and add solar panels on the roof of the library and the roof of the physical education complex. The new system is expected to supply about 10 percent of the university’s electricity.

Tuskegee University Seeks to Increase Diversity of Veterinary Medical Education

Tuskegee University Seeks to Increase Diversity of Veterinary Medical Education

Historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama has entered into a partnership agreement with the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Preference will be given to recruiting and admitting qualified students from underrepresented groups.

Social Work Degree Programs at Central State University in Ohio Gain Accreditation

Social Work Degree Programs at Central State University in Ohio Gain Accreditation

The university’s bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in social work will be accredited through 2021. Accredited bachelor’ degree programs must offer undergraduates 400 hours of field experience.

North Carolina A&T State University Achieves Record in Research Funding

North Carolina A&T State University Achieves Record in Research Funding

North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, announced that the university received a record $62.5 million in research contracts and grants during the 2016-17 year. Grant awards have tripled since 2001, when the university took in $18.4 million.

Albany State University Partners With Albany Technical College for Nursing Students

Albany State University Partners With Albany Technical College for Nursing Students

Albany State University in Georgia has entered into an agreement with Albany Technical College that will make it easier for nursing graduates of Albany Tech to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing at Albany State University.

Spelman College Establishes Scholarships for LGBTQ Advocates

Spelman College Establishes Scholarships for LGBTQ Advocates

Spelman College received a pledge from alumna and professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall to establish the Levi Watkins Jr. Scholars Program. The program will offer two $25,000 scholarships to Spelman College students who are advocates for the rights of LGBTQ students.

Texas Southern University Law School Sanctioned for Alleged Gender Discrimination

Texas Southern University Law School Sanctioned for Alleged Gender Discrimination

An American Bar Association investigative committee visited the campus and heard complaints relating to sexual harassment and gender discrimination and determined that the law school was not meeting the standards set by the ABA.

The HBCUs Which Have the Highest Starting Salaries for Their Graduates

The HBCUs Which Have the Highest Starting Salaries for Their Graduates

A new report from EdSmart ranks the nation’s historically Black colleges and universities by the starting salaries earned by the graduates of the particular institution. Prairie View A&M University in Texas ranks at the top of the list.

Fayetteville State University Partners With the Army Research Laboratory

Fayetteville State University Partners With the Army Research Laboratory

Under the agreement, faculty and students will have summer research opportunities at the Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, Maryland. Staff of the Army Research Laboratory will also serve on the university’s departmental advisory committees to assist in the enhancement/development of STEM curricula.

North Carolina Central University Debuts a New Portal for Online Education

North Carolina Central University Debuts a New Portal for Online Education

The fully on-line program offerings include 10 degree programs, seven certificate programs and two hybrid programs with Wake Technical Community College and Vance-Granville Community College.

Oakwood University Ensemble Named the 2017 Choir of the World

Oakwood University Ensemble Named the 2017 Choir of the World

The Aeolians Choir of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, have added a new award to their trophy case. On July 9, the Aeolians were named the 2017 Choir of the World at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod in Wales.

The Sorry State of Alumni Giving at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The Sorry State of Alumni Giving at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

U.S. News & World Report recently published a list of historically Black colleges and universities that achieve the greatest rate of alumni giving. For the HBCUs that supplied data to the survey, the average giving rate was a dismally low 11.2 percent.

Two Addtional HBCUs Join the Verizon Innovative Learning Program

Two Addtional HBCUs Join the Verizon Innovative Learning Program

The program provides middle school boys in 16 cities across the United States with hands-on training in STEM fields on college campuses during the summer with continued mentoring services throughout the school year. Dillard University and Tennessee State University are new partners.

The New Urban Research and Resource Center at Texas Southern University

The New Urban Research and Resource Center at Texas Southern University

The center, under the direction of Marcia Johnson a professor at the university’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law, will combine scholarly endeavors with community outreach to develop and expand research programs.

Kentucky State University's New Research Center on Race, Education and Democracy

Kentucky State University’s New Research Center on Race, Education and Democracy

The Atwood Institute for Race, Education, and the Democratic Ideal will advance research, dialogue, and advocacy for anti-racism training and conflict resolution, and exploration of the elements of democracy in solving intractable social problems.

Meharry Medical College Develops Joint Degree Program With Middle Tennessee State

Meharry Medical College Develops Joint Degree Program With Middle Tennessee State

The agreement will create a six-year pathway for selected high-ability students to attain a bachelor’s degree at Middle Tennessee State University and a medical degree at Meharry Medical College in Nashville.

Jackson State University Partners With the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss

Jackson State University Partners With the School of Pharmacy at Ole Miss

Under the agreement, pre-pharmacy students at Jackson State University who meet certain qualifications will get preferred admission status at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Mississippi.

Morgan State University Partners With the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Morgan State University Partners With the Maryland Department of Natural Resources

Under the agreement, the department will provide apprenticeships, fellowships, and internships focused in the fields of construction, engineering, environmental infrastructure, information technology and science to Morgan State University students.

Bethune-Cookman University Looks to Bolster the Institution's Financial Outlook

Bethune-Cookman University Looks to Bolster the Institution’s Financial Outlook

An investigative report by the Daytona Beach News-Journal revealed that historically Black Bethune-Cookman University had nearly a $18 million operating loss in the fiscal year that ran from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. But later data shows that the university has an improved financial outlook.

State of Tennessee Passes Legislation to Help Its Seven HBCUs

State of Tennessee Passes Legislation to Help Its Seven HBCUs

The governor of the state of Tennessee recently signed into law the Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The legislation creates a director’s position who will act as a liaison between lawmakers and leadership of the state’s HBCUs.

Tuskegee University's Accreditation Warning Status Has Been Lifted

Tuskegee University’s Accreditation Warning Status Has Been Lifted

In June 2015, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges issued a warning to Tuskegee University regarding concerns for institutional effectiveness and financial stability. That warning has now been removed.