HBCUs

Howard University Partners With Carnegie Mellon for Engineering Initiative

Howard University Partners With Carnegie Mellon for Engineering Initiative

This partnership between historically Black Howard University and Carnegie Mellon University will cover a wide range of initiatives between the two institutions, including a dual-degree Ph.D. program that will allow students to earn a doctoral degree in engineering from both schools.

Texas Southern University Teams Up With Tarrant County College

Texas Southern University Teams Up With Tarrant County College

Texas Southern University, the historically Black educational institution in Houston, has signed an agreement with Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas, to facilitate the transfer process between the two institutions.

Howard University to Administer the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

Howard University to Administer the Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program

The Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program provides 30 graduate fellowships annually to highly qualified seniors and college graduates committed to joining the Department of State’s Foreign Service.

U.S. Navy Says "All Aboard" to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

U.S. Navy Says “All Aboard” to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The United States Navy is holding a Naval Opportunity Awareness Workshop at Clark Atlanta in late August. The event will serve as a recruitment tool to get more HBCU faculty involved in naval-relevant scientific research – and to attract students to internships.

Florida A&M University to Expand Its IGNITE Transfer Program

Florida A&M University to Expand Its IGNITE Transfer Program

Under the program, students at seven community colleges can transfer to four-year programs at Florida A&M University to complete their bachelor’s degrees in two years. Now Florida A&M is adding three additional two-year colleges as partners in the program.

Meharry Medical College Lays Off 55 Employees

Meharry Medical College Lays Off 55 Employees

Recently, Meharry announced that it was laying off 55 employees. The layoffs were in executive and administrative ranks and did not include faculty. The medical school also stated that the layoffs would not affect the operations of the college’s teaching facility, Nashville General Hospital.

South Carolina State University Partners With St. Hugh's College at Oxford

South Carolina State University Partners With St. Hugh’s College at Oxford

Under the agreement, five students from South Carolina State University will travel to Oxford to study at the Organic Chemistry Research Laboratory for a six-week summer program. The program is the first collaboration between Oxford University and a historically Black university in the United States.

Four HBCUs Will Now Participate in Maryland's Cyber Warrior Diversity Program

Four HBCUs Will Now Participate in Maryland’s Cyber Warrior Diversity Program

The program will train students in computer networking and cybersecurity with the goal of an increase in the number of people from underrepresented groups who earn Computer Technology Industry Association certifications.

Talladega Colleges' New Program to Help Classroom Aides Become Teachers

Talladega Colleges’ New Program to Help Classroom Aides Become Teachers

Talladega College, the historically Black educational institution in Alabama, is launching a new program designed to provide a pathway for teacher’s aides and education paraprofessionals to complete a bachelor’s degree in order to meet the qualifications to become schools teachers.

Accreditation Agency Takes Action Affecting Five HBCUs

Accreditation Agency Takes Action Affecting Five HBCUs

The Commission on College of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools recently made decisions affecting several historically Black colleges and universities in its jurisdiction.

Florida A&M University Commits to Enhance Campus Health and Wellness

Florida A&M University Commits to Enhance Campus Health and Wellness

Florida A&M University has announced that it has joined the Partnership for a Healthier America’s Healthier Campus Initiative. Under the initiative the university plans to take a number of steps designed to promote health and wellness.

North Carolina Central University Enhances Partnership With Wake Tech

North Carolina Central University Enhances Partnership With Wake Tech

Under the new agreement, students who graduate from Wake Tech with an associate’s degree in hospitality and tourism administration will be able to transfer to North Carolina Central University to complete a bachelor’s degree in the field.

Three HBCUs Team Up for Initiative That Will Focus on Faculty Development

Three HBCUs Team Up for Initiative That Will Focus on Faculty Development

The consortium on Transformative Teaching Practice for 21st Century Career Pathways will engage in structured activities that foster community, identifies and validates new innovations, amplifies and scales best practices, and disseminates learnings.

Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina Unveils a New Master Plan

Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina Unveils a New Master Plan

Among the provisions of the master plan are the construction of four new academic buildings and two new residence halls, the construction of a 6,000-seat football stadium and a 3,000 seat convocation center on campus, and renovation of the campus library.

Fayetteville State University to Work With the Fort Bragg Research Institute

Fayetteville State University to Work With the Fort Bragg Research Institute

The partnership will foster collaborative research activities between the university and the Womack Army Medical Center as well as other research designed to enhance the operational readiness of soldiers on the military base.

Howard University Enters Partnership With University in Colombia

Howard University Enters Partnership With University in Colombia

The agreement calls for student and faculty exchanges between Howard University in Washington, D.C. and the Universidad del Valle of Cali in Colombia. Howard faculty will teach a semester long course in Colombia in the spring of next year.

A New Academic Partner for Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas

A New Academic Partner for Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas

Students from Jarvis Christian College will be able to transfer to selected bachelor’s degree programs at the University of Texas at Tyler. Also, University of Texas at Tyler students will be able to pursue majors at Jarvis Christian College that are not offered at the university.

Tennessee State University Partners With Motlow State Community College

Tennessee State University Partners With Motlow State Community College

Under the agreement, Tennessee State University will offer a bachelor’s degree program in agricultural sciences at the Fayetteville campus of Motlow State Community College.

Boeing Seeks to Diversity the Nation's Technical Workforce by Partnering With HBCUs

Boeing Seeks to Diversity the Nation’s Technical Workforce by Partnering With HBCUs

Boeing Inc. the nation’s major aircraft manufacturer, has announced a $6 million partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, an organization that supports 47 historically Black colleges and universities.

Jackson State University Signs Mentor-Protégé Pact With NASA

Jackson State University Signs Mentor-Protégé Pact With NASA

Jackson State University in Mississippi will become the nation’s first HBCU to enter into a mentor-protégé agreement with the NASA Shared Services Center. The partnership will provide the university with training and tools to become a major business contractor.

Southern University Gets Into the Medical Marijuana Business

Southern University Gets Into the Medical Marijuana Business

The university has contracted with Advanced Biomedics to conduct research, cultivate, and produce medical marijuana at university research facilities. Southern University will be the first historically Black educational institution authorized to produce medical marijuana.

Alabama Makes Amends to Students It Expelled From Alabama State 58 Years Ago

Alabama Makes Amends to Students It Expelled From Alabama State 58 Years Ago

On February 25, 1960, a group of Black students at Alabama State University participated in a sit-in at a racially segregated lunch counter at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Nine were expelled. Now the state has expunged the records of those disciplined in 1960.

Tuskegee University Launches New Degree Program Focusing on Cybersecurity Engineering

Tuskegee University Launches New Degree Program Focusing on Cybersecurity Engineering

The university states that the cybersecurity engineering program will be the first of its kind at a historically Black educational institution. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that in 2016, there were more than 200,000 jobs in the cybersecurity field that were unfilled.

Tennessee State University Honors an Alumnus Who Saved Lives

Tennessee State University Honors an Alumnus Who Saved Lives

On April 22, James Shaw Jr. was at a Waffle House restaurant in Antioch, Tennessee, when a gunman opened fire. Four people were killed. Authorities said there would have probably been more casualties had Shaw not taken the shooter’s rifle and pushed him out the door.

Wilberforce University Students Tackle the Problem of Infant Mortality

Wilberforce University Students Tackle the Problem of Infant Mortality

Students at Wilberforce University established a website entitled Surviving Year One that features podcasts targeting young African Americans to promote awareness of the causes and ways to reduce the infant mortality rate in the Black community.

Alcorn State University Ranks First Among HBCUs in Student Experience Rankings

Alcorn State University Ranks First Among HBCUs in Student Experience Rankings

Alcorn State University in Mississippi finished with the highest student satisfaction rating of any HBCU in the country. This pushed Alcorn State to seventh overall on the Best HBCUs list compiled by College Consensus.

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Introduces a Wide Array of New Academic Offerings

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania Introduces a Wide Array of New Academic Offerings

There will be several new concentrations in the biology and liberal studies degree programs and a new minor degree program in computer science. The changes are aimed at enhancing students’ opportunities for career success.

LeMoyne-Owen College Teams Up With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

LeMoyne-Owen College Teams Up With the University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Under the agreement, the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center guarantees admission of qualified LeMoyne-Owen graduates into the College of Nursing’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Howard University Pharmacy Students to Learn Outside Their Comfort Zone

Howard University Pharmacy Students to Learn Outside Their Comfort Zone

The Health Equity Leadership Program aims to challenge pharmacy students from both Howard University and the University of Wyoming to learn “outside of their comfort zones” about both urban and rural healthcare access and equity issues.

South Carolina State University Teams Up With Piedmont Technical College

South Carolina State University Teams Up With Piedmont Technical College

Under the agreement, students at Piedmont Technical College who complete associate’s degree programs will be able to transfer to South Carolina State University to pursue bachelor’s degrees in a large number of fields.

Miles College Partners With the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Miles College Partners With the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Under the agreement, students with high grade point averages in undergraduate programs in computer and information sciences or management information systems at Miles College can be accepted into an accelerated master’s degree program in health informatics.

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.