The U.S. Department of Education recently released data on the success rate of the cohort of students who entered higher education in the fall of 2003.
Amherst College had led the rankings for five years in a row. This year, Williams College ties Amherst for the top spot.
For the 19th consecutive year, JBHE publishes the results of its annual survey of entering Black students at the nation's leading research universities.
Four teenage friends all became pregnant in high school. But they vowed that by supporting each other and through dedication to hard work and education, they would succeed. Soon they will all hold MBA degrees.
The student graduation rate at almost all historically Black colleges and universities is below 50 percent. And the trend is not encouraging.
But none of the five Black writers were selected as winners at the March 8 ceremony in New York City.
The Truman Foundation does not release data on the race or ethnicity of scholarship winners. But it appears that there are at least eight African Americans among the 54 new scholars this year.
Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by JBHE, it appears that 10 of the 220 new members are Black. Thus, African Americans make up 4.5 percent of the new members.
The nation's highest-ranked liberal arts colleges gave out 16 honorary degrees to Blacks this spring. Last year only 12 Blacks received honorary degrees from this same group of liberal arts colleges.
This spring the nation's 30 highest-ranked national universities awarded 22 honorary degrees to African Americans and other Black scholars.
Dr. Jame'l R. Hodges and Dr. Terrell L. Strayhorn offer the results of their study on the effectiveness of Pre-College Outreach Programs for Black Men.
Richard F. America, professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., offers strategies on how historically Black colleges and universities can compete in today's world of higher education.
The new members are Norman Anderson of the American Psychological Association, John Carethers and Martin Philbert of the University of Michigan, PonJola Coney of Virginia Commonwealth University and Wayne Riley of Meharry Medical College.
Among this year's 32 American Rhodes Scholars are three African American women: Joy A. Buolamwini of Georgia Tech, Rhiana E. Gunn-Wright of Yale, and Nina M. Yancy of Harvard.
Wesleyan University leads our rankings with 85 Black freshmen at the college this year (11.3 percent of the entering class).
For the sixth year in a row, Columbia University in New York City has the highest percentage of Black first-year students among the 30 highest-ranking universities in the nation.
Each year the characteristics and attitudes of first-year college students are surveyed by researchers at UCLA. We then make comparisons between all first-year students and just those at HBCUs.
The scholarships, funded by the British government, provide funds for up to two years of study for American students at a British university, and include money for travel, living expenses, and books.
Haldane King Jr. relates how his grandmother fostered a legacy of higher education that has now spanned many generations.
The Truman Scholarship Foundation, established by Congress in 1975, has announced 62 winners of Truman Scholarships for 2013. This year it appears that 10 of the 62 winners are African Americans.
The eight Ivy League universities gave out 52 honorary degrees this commencement season. Of the 52 honorary degrees awarded this year at Ivy League schools, 13, or 25 percent, went to Blacks.
Dr. Candice Dowd Barnes details her efforts to gain her students' respect and acknowledgment that she belonged in the front of the classroom.
Dr. Natasha C. Pratt-Harris explores how the Trayvon Martin case will impact her teaching this fall at Morgan State University.
Racially-biased incidents, like the highly publicized occurrences at Oberlin College, may not be aberrational in America’s academic environments.
The new faculty members are Christopher A. Alabi, Matthew Clayton, Eve De Rosa, Oneka LaBennett, Jamila Michener, and Olufemi Taiwo.
For six of the last seven years, Amherst College in western Massachusetts has had the highest percentage of Black students in its entering class among the nation's leading liberal arts colleges.
Prior research has shown that the major reason that Black students drop out of college is money. And many HBCUs, as well as the families who send their students to these schools, have faced difficult economic times.
Here is some very good news. For the 29 high-ranking universities for which we have data for both this year and last, 20 universities showed gains over last year in Black student first-year enrollments.
The Rhodes Trust does not release data on the racial or ethnic identity of scholarship winners. But it appears that this year, three of the 32 Rhodes winners are African Americans.
When a woman at Southwestern University falsely claimed she was raped by a Black man, there was a flood of unsavory reactions on social media.
The Seventh Annual Big Apple Classic took place in New York City, pitting Virginia Union University against Virginia State University and Howard University against Delaware State University.
Black scholars who are among the new group of fellows are Christopher Emdin, Shose Kessi, Achille Mbembe, Mark Anthony Neal, Wole Soyinka, and Deborah Willis.
Professor King Davis of the University of Texas is seeking funding to finish a monumental task of making decades of archival information on Black mental illness available to researchers.
Dr. Richard America offers his views on how historically Black colleges and universities can go about a transformation so that these higher education institutions can thrive in the twenty-first century.
This year, 59 Truman scholars were selected from 655 candidates nominated by 294 colleges and universities. Of this year's 59 Truman Scholars, it appears that nine are African Americans.
Through an analysis of the list of new fellows conducted by JBHE, it appears that 11 of the 188 new American members of the AAAS are African Americans. Thus, African Americans make up only 5.9 percent of the new members of the academy.