HBCUs

Kentucky State University Drops Tuition Rate for Summer Courses

Kentucky State University Drops Tuition Rate for Summer Courses

Kentucky State University has announced that it is significantly lowering the cost of tuition for students who wish to take courses over the summer months. Tuition will be reduced from $309 per credit hour to $125 per credit hour.

Mississippi Valley State University Partners With Hinds Community College

Mississippi Valley State University Partners With Hinds Community College

Under the agreement student who graduate with an associate’s degree from Hinds Community College in specified STEM fields will be able to transfer seamlessly to Mississippi Valley State University. African Americans make up 55 percent of the student body at the community college.

Savannah State University in Georgia Teams Up With the U.S. Coast Guard

Savannah State University in Georgia Teams Up With the U.S. Coast Guard

Under the agreement, the United States Coast Guard will offer a scholarship and officer training program which may pay up to two academic years of college tuition, books and essential supplies for full-time students.

Declining Enrollments Hurt the Bottom Line of Arkansas Baptist College

Declining Enrollments Hurt the Bottom Line of Arkansas Baptist College

Arkansas Baptist College in Little Rock has experienced a significant drop in enrollments in recent years. According to state figures, there were 1,193 students enrolled at the college in 2011 but only 575 students enrolled last fall.

North Carolina Central University Mounts Rebranding Campaign

North Carolina Central University Mounts Rebranding Campaign

The new logo and branding campaign featuring the tagline “Discover what’s Central to you” was not received well by some members of the university community who posted negative comments on social media.

Business Schools at Morgan State University and the University of Pennsylvania Team Up

Business Schools at Morgan State University and the University of Pennsylvania Team Up

Under the agreement, the Earl G. Graves School of Business and Management at Morgan State and The Wharton School will explore opportunities for cooperation among faculty and students at both educational institutions in conferences, curricular development, and research.

Meharry Medical College Announces Changes to Its Curriculum

Meharry Medical College Announces Changes to Its Curriculum

Under the new plan, students will receive the lecture part of a class on their own time, at their own pace (such as online, through videos, audio recordings, readings, or exercises). Students will spend their class time working in small groups to apply what they have learned.

Saint Augustine's University to Cuts Jobs in Restructuring Effort

Saint Augustine’s University to Cuts Jobs in Restructuring Effort

The university’s bottom line has taken a hit in recent years due to declining enrollments. In the fall of 2012, there were 1,387 students enrolled at the university. By 2016, fall enrollments stood at 944 students. Despite a slight increase in enrollments, financial problems remain.

Cheyney University Students Mount an Effort to Help School Students in Namibia

Cheyney University Students Mount an Effort to Help School Students in Namibia

The Fine Art Honor Society at Cheyney University in Pennsylvania is leading a university-wide effort to collect educational supplies for a nonprofit organization that aims to help school students in the southern African nation of Namibia.

Southern University Partners With Baton Rouge Community College

Southern University Partners With Baton Rouge Community College

Under the agreement, student at the community college who complete an associate’s degree in science will be able to transfer all credits and pursue a bachelor’s degree in the College of Sciences and Engineering at Southern University.

Beyoncé  Establishes New Scholarship Program for Students at HBCUs

Beyoncé Establishes New Scholarship Program for Students at HBCUs

One student at Tuskegee University in Alabama, Xavier University in New Orleans, Wilberforce University in Ohio, and Bethune-Cookman University in Dayton Beach, Florida, will receive a $25,000 scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.

Jackson State University Wins the 29th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Jackson State University Wins the 29th Annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

Recently, the 29th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament was held in Torrance, California. Jackson State University emerged as the winner of the competition that involved teams from 48 HBCUs.

Two Historically Black Medical Schools Team Up With the University of Zambia

Two Historically Black Medical Schools Team Up With the University of Zambia

Under the agreement students and faculty at Meharry Medical College and the Morehouse School of Medicine will participate in an exchange program centered on seven core areas of health science: HIV/AIDS, cancer, HPV, late-onset diabetes, hypertension, infectious disease, and malnutrition.

Hampton University in Virginia to Launch the Center for Caribbean Health Research

Hampton University in Virginia to Launch the Center for Caribbean Health Research

The center will strive to eliminate health disparities in Caribbean nations and also for diaspora populations in the United States. Partners in the effort will include the University of the Bahamas, St. George’s University in Grenada, the Pan American Health Organization, and the Caribbean Public Health Agency.

Elizabeth City State University to Offer New Degree Program in Drone Aviation

Elizabeth City State University to Offer New Degree Program in Drone Aviation

According to the university, the new bachelor’s degree program will be the only one in the field in the University of North Carolina System and one of only four such programs in the United States east of the Mississippi River.

New Book Documents the Importance of Faculty Mentoring Programs at HBCUs

New Book Documents the Importance of Faculty Mentoring Programs at HBCUs

The book presents emerging research regarding the importance of recruiting, retaining and promoting faculty within HBCUs and the benefits mentorship offers, such as professional development and psychosocial support.

A New Degree Program in Theatre and Drama at Norfolk State University

A New Degree Program in Theatre and Drama at Norfolk State University

Historically Black Norfolk State University in Virginia will offer a new bachelor’s degree program in theatre and drama. Up to now, the university has offered a bachelor’s degree in English with concentrations in theatre performance and theatre technology.

Student Activists Take Over the Administration Building at Howard University

Student Activists Take Over the Administration Building at Howard University

A student group at Howard University with the name “HU Resist” occupied the administration building beginning on March 29. They issued a list of demands and said they would not end their protest until their demands were met.

Benedict College Slashes Tuition by More Than $5,800

Benedict College Slashes Tuition by More Than $5,800

For full-time boarding students, tuition and fees will be $22,800 for the 2018-19 academic year, compared to $28,630 this year. For non-boarding students, the costs will drop from $19,959 to $16,600.

Shaw University Sets Its Sights on New Media Technologies

Shaw University Sets Its Sights on New Media Technologies

Historically Black Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina, has sold the radio frequency that the university has held since 1968 to operate a public radio station. It will use the funds to revamp its mass communications programs and facilities.

Morgan State University Teams Up With Navy Unit in Educational Partnership

Morgan State University Teams Up With Navy Unit in Educational Partnership

Morgan State University, the historically Black educational institution in Baltimore, has signed a new five-year educational partnership agreement with Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division.

Tuskegee Veterinary School Defends Its Use of Animals for Clinical Research

Tuskegee Veterinary School Defends Its Use of Animals for Clinical Research

Members of the animal rights community have criticized the practices of the College of Veterinary Medicine at historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama for using stray and abandoned dogs from local pounds for clinical research.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Suspends Its Participation in NCAA Division II Athletics

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Suspends Its Participation in NCAA Division II Athletics

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania has been experiencing financial difficulties due to a sharp decline in enrollments in recent years. In December, it suspended football operations and it has now decided to drop affiliations with the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and the NCAA’s Division II.

Southern University Establishes a Research Center for Philanthropy Studies

Southern University Establishes a Research Center for Philanthropy Studies

The center aims to educate the socially conscious student, volunteer, and practitioner in the emerging field of philanthropic studies. Ground was recently broken for the construction of the new center, which is expected to be completed early in 2019.

Teams From 48 HBCUs Will Compete in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship

Teams From 48 HBCUs Will Compete in the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship

The field of 48 HBCUs has been set for the 29th Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament in Torrance, California. Teams will compete in an academic quiz contest for the national championship title and a share of $350,000 in grant funds.

Hampton University Responds to Student Protests and Complaints

Hampton University Responds to Student Protests and Complaints

Hampton University students held protests on campus over the university’s response to sexual assaults on campus. Students also complained about mold, food services, and safety issues on the Virginia campus. The university pledged to address the students’ concerns.

Using a Federal Program, Alabama State University Consolidates $137 Million in Debt

Using a Federal Program, Alabama State University Consolidates $137 Million in Debt

The Historically Black College and University Capital Financing Program operated by the U.S. Department of Education allows HBCUs to consolidate their debt into a single package at a lower rate of interest.

Prairie View A&M University to Open New Center to Foster Entrepreneurship

Prairie View A&M University to Open New Center to Foster Entrepreneurship

The Innovation and Commercialization Center for Entrepreneurs at Prairie View A&M University is part of an effort by the entire Texas A&M University System to take on a more significant role in accelerating economic growth statewide.

Morgan State University Signs Its First-Ever Technology Transfer License Agreement

Morgan State University Signs Its First-Ever Technology Transfer License Agreement

The technology, which was developed by the research staff in the Center for Advanced Energy Systems and Environmental Control Technologies in the School of Engineering at Morgan State, is an ultra-clean mobile combustor for waste biomass and poultry litter disposal.

A New Pharmacy Fellowship Established at Howard University

A New Pharmacy Fellowship Established at Howard University

Through a combination of academic, industry and regulatory rotations, fellows will develop an in-depth understanding of the drug development process and regulatory affairs processes from the pre-clinical to post-marketing stages.

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.