HBCUs

Bowie State to Launch the Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers

Bowie State to Launch the Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers

The goal of the new Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers at Bowie State University in Maryland is to support a pipeline of Black males joining the ranks of Maryland’s educators, especially those who specialize in teaching high-demand fields in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Wiley College in Texas to Establish a Bachelor's Degree Program in Film and Theatre

Wiley College in Texas to Establish a Bachelor’s Degree Program in Film and Theatre

The program will be named for Wiley College trustee and Summer Film Institute founder, Nate Parker, who appeared in the 2007 film “The Great Debaters,” based on the 1930s Wiley College debate teams.

Florida A&M University Establishes 2+2 Pathway Program With Hillsborough Community College

Florida A&M University Establishes 2+2 Pathway Program With Hillsborough Community College

Students participating in the pathway program will spend two years at Hillsborough Community College. When they complete their associate’s degree, they can transfer to FAMU to complete a bachelor’s degree program.

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Now Offering Two Certificates in Special Education

University of Maryland Eastern Shore Now Offering Two Certificates in Special Education

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne has announced that it will now offer two certificate programs in special education; one for upperclassman pursuing bachelor’s degrees and another for graduate-level students.

Three Alabama HBCUs Participating in Industrial Hemp Research Project

Three Alabama HBCUs Participating in Industrial Hemp Research Project

Historically Black Tuskegee University, Alabama State University, and Alabama A&M University will participate in a research project o grow and study industrial hemp, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid.

A New Degree in Health Services Management at North Carolina A&T State University

A New Degree in Health Services Management at North Carolina A&T State University

The university hopes to enroll 150 full-time students in the health services management degree program next fall. The goal is to enroll more than 500 students in the program within four years.

Norfolk State University Partners With Inha University and Medical School in South Korea

Norfolk State University Partners With Inha University and Medical School in South Korea

The agreements call for the establishment of research partnerships between Norfolk State and the two South Korean educational institutions. Among the areas of cooperative research will be deep space human exploration, smart optics, and advanced manufacturing nanotechnologies.

Clark Atlanta University to Offer a New Working Professionals MBA Program

Clark Atlanta University to Offer a New Working Professionals MBA Program

The new Working Professionals MBA program will consist of 36 credit hours that can be completed in 18 months. Some classes will be conducted online and some on campus. All classroom instruction will take place on Saturdays.

Morehouse School of Medicine Partners With Georgia Tech to Create Health Technology Startups

Morehouse School of Medicine Partners With Georgia Tech to Create Health Technology Startups

Georgia Tech will provide the historically Black medical school with a full suite of services and educational programming to support entrepreneurship in the HealthTech arena among faculty, staff, and students on the Morehouse campus.

Howard University Opens New Healthcare Center for Low-Income, Military Families

Howard University Opens New Healthcare Center for Low-Income, Military Families

Howard University Hospital has recently announced the opening of a new Women, Infants, and Children Family Center in Washington, D.C. The new center will provide low-income, military families with infants and children access to health care resources, counseling, and social services.

Winston-Salem State Creates Pathway Program With Davidson County Community College

Winston-Salem State Creates Pathway Program With Davidson County Community College

The new 2+2 agreement will create a streamlined path for graduates of the Zoo & Aquarium Science Program at Davidson County Community College to enter Winston-Salem State University with junior status to pursue a bachelor of science degree in biology.

Cheyney University States That Its Budget Is Balanced,  a Key Step to Retain Accreditation

Cheyney University States That Its Budget Is Balanced, a Key Step to Retain Accreditation

The balanced budget is crucial to Cheyney’s future. If the university can show a balanced budget for the next three years, the state of Pennsylvania will forgive $30 million of the school’s $43 million in debt owed to the state’s higher education system.

Delaware State University Partners With Two Universities in China

Delaware State University Partners With Two Universities in China

An agreement with Beihua University in Jilin, China, will establish a joint English Language Institute to prepare Chinese students to study in the United States. Also, an agreement with Northeast Normal School will create a joint educational doctorate program.

Two Historically Black Universities Partner to Provide Pathway Program for Pharmacy Students

Two Historically Black Universities Partner to Provide Pathway Program for Pharmacy Students

Through this agreement, participating students will begin their studies in pharmaceutical sciences at Elizabeth City State University. After completing three years of courses, students will then transfer to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore where they will finish their bachelor’s of science in pharmaceutical sciences.

Georgia Senator's Bill Would Place Three HBCUs Into a New University System

Georgia Senator’s Bill Would Place Three HBCUs Into a New University System

The three historically Black state universities that are part of the plan are Savannah State University, Fort Valley State University, and Albany State University. They would be placed into a new university system called Georgia A&M University.

Alabama A&M University Partners With J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College

Alabama A&M University Partners With J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College

Alabama A&M University and J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow students to begin their academic careers at Drake State to earn course credit as they prepare to transfer to AAMU.

Alcorn State University Establishes First Doctoral Degree Program: Doctor of Nursing Practice

Alcorn State University Establishes First Doctoral Degree Program: Doctor of Nursing Practice

The new doctoral degree program will be offered to graduates of the university’s family nurse practitioner master’s degree program. Students will take courses on evidence-based practice, quality improvement, healthcare systems, evaluation of practice models, and health policy.

Elizabeth City State University to Launch New Bachelor's Degree Program in Sustainability Studies

Elizabeth City State University to Launch New Bachelor’s Degree Program in Sustainability Studies

The curriculum will consist mostly of courses in biology, chemistry, ecology, physics, entrepreneurship, communications, technology, health, and psychology that already exist at the university. Only four new courses will be developed for the new degree.

Morehouse School of Medicine Launches Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Program

Morehouse School of Medicine Launches Physician Assistant Studies Graduate Program

In 2017, Morehouse approved the establishment of a physician assistant program and began planning the curriculum. Over two years later, this month the program’s first class of 20 students arrived on campus for orientation.

Two Neighboring HBCUs in Ohio Look to Find Ways to Share Services

Two Neighboring HBCUs in Ohio Look to Find Ways to Share Services

Wilberforce University and Central State University in Ohio have announced that they are currently in discussion regarding a collaborative learning arrangement and shared services relationship. Both universities have faced budgetary issues in recent years. A cooperative arrangement could help the bottom lines of both HBCUs.

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Partners With Southeast Arkansas College

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Partners With Southeast Arkansas College

The agreement will allow students to earn an associate’s degree at Southeast Arkansas College and a bachelor’s degree at the historically Black University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff simultaneously. African Americans make up 57 percent of the student body at Southeast Arkansas College.

Kentucky State University to Give New Laptops to All Full-Time, First-Year Students

Kentucky State University to Give New Laptops to All Full-Time, First-Year Students

Christopher Brown, president of Kentucky State University, said that he noticed students using their cellphones to access digital information resources such as textbooks. Research has shown that downloading textbooks on cell phones rather than larger visible devices can hinder student achievement.

Benedict College in South Carolina Launches Its First Graduate Degree Program

Benedict College in South Carolina Launches Its First Graduate Degree Program

Historically Black Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina, has established an MBA program that will offer three concentrations; general business, management, and supply chain management. It is the historically Black college’s first graduate program.

Historically Black Kentucky State University Lowers Tuition For Out-of-State Students

Historically Black Kentucky State University Lowers Tuition For Out-of-State Students

The new agreement with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education will reduce non-resident tuition from $9,500 per semester to $5,775 per semester for students in the seven states contiguous to Kentucky, as well as Michigan.

Fayetteville State University Creates Pathway Programs With Two Community Colleges

Fayetteville State University Creates Pathway Programs With Two Community Colleges

The new partnerships will allow associate degree graduates from Johnston Community College and Brunswick Community College to complete an online bachelor’s degree through historically Black Fayetteville State University at a total cost of no more than $10,000.

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff to Establish Two New Degree Programs This Fall

University of Arkansas Pine Bluff to Establish Two New Degree Programs This Fall

The agricultural engineering degree is the first engineering program offered at the historically Black institution. The degree will offer three areas of emphasis: power and machinery, agricultural production systems, and soil and water systems. A degree program in hospitality and tourism management will also be launched this fall.

New Bill Would Produce Partnerships Between the Small Business Administration and HBCUs

New Bill Would Produce Partnerships Between the Small Business Administration and HBCUs

The Parren Mitchell Minority Business Education and Empowerment Act of 2019 would require the Small Business Administration to distribute grants to a trial group of different-sized HBCUs to establish Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) on their campuses.

Florida A&M University and the University of Haifa to Expand Student Study Abroad Opportunities

Florida A&M University and the University of Haifa to Expand Student Study Abroad Opportunities

Through the new agreement, FAMU students will have the opportunity to study abroad at the University of Haifa in Israel for an academic year, semester, or summer session.

Tuskegee University Partners With Ross University to Boost Black Medical School Enrollment

Tuskegee University Partners With Ross University to Boost Black Medical School Enrollment

The new pathway program will provide qualified Tuskegee students who are accepted to the Ross University School of Medicine with a scholarship covering full tuition for their first semester. These students will spend their first two years of medical school at the RUSM campus in Barbados.

Voorhees College to Offer First Fully Online Degree Program in Fall 2019

Voorhees College to Offer First Fully Online Degree Program in Fall 2019

The online bachelor of science degree program in business administration was recently approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and accredited by the Associate of College Business Schools and Programs. The program will offer concentrations in general business and finance.

Interdenominational Theological Center to Offer Master's Degree in Liturgical Arts and Culture

Interdenominational Theological Center to Offer Master’s Degree in Liturgical Arts and Culture

The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), a consortium of five predominately African-American denominational Christian seminaries in Atlanta, Georgia, has announced that it will reintroduce its master of arts in church music as the master of arts in liturgical arts and culture degree.

Historically Black Fort Valley State University to Develop 107-Acre Solar Farm on Campus

Historically Black Fort Valley State University to Develop 107-Acre Solar Farm on Campus

Historically Black Fort Valley State University in Georgia has announced that Georgia Power will develop and construct an 11 megawatts fixed-tilt solar generation facility located on the university’s campus. The solar farm will cover approximately 107 acres of land owned by the university, controlled by the University System of Georgia Board of Regents, and leased […]

Fayetteville State University Partners With Sampson Community College

Fayetteville State University Partners With Sampson Community College

Under the agreement, Sampson Community College associate degree graduates will be able to complete an online bachelor’s degree at Fayetteville State University at a total cost of no more than $10,000 in out-of-pocket expenses. Students eligible for federal and state grants will likely pay less.

Texas Southern University Creates Pathway Program for Crowley School District Students

Texas Southern University Creates Pathway Program for Crowley School District Students

Through the new agreement, students from Crowley will be able to visit Texas Southern University for campus activities. They will also be provided with dual credit courses for eligible students, summer camp programs, and priority review for academic advising and enrollment services.

Black Billionaire to Pay Off Student Loan Debt of Morehouse College's Class of 2019

Black Billionaire to Pay Off Student Loan Debt of Morehouse College’s Class of 2019

Robert F. Smith, a billionaire who is CEO of Vista Equity Partners, told the graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta that he would commit up to $40 million dollars to eliminate the student debt of all 396 graduates of the Class of 2019.

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

Report Finds Significant Increase in Patents Produced by HBCUs

A new report shows that there are currently 30 HBCUs across the country that own patent rights. The Morehouse School of Medicine holds the most patents of any HBCU with 63 patents generated from 2000 to 2019.