Tuskegee University Partners With Cornell University for Digital Biology and Sustainable Agriculture Research

Tuskegee University is the first HBCU to join the Center for Research on Programmable Plant Systems, a collaborative research group led by Cornell University. The center is currently conducting research to develop tools that can communicate with plants.

Mark Brown to Be the First Alumnus to Serve as President of Tuskegee University...

On July 1, Dr. Mark Brown will assume the presidency of his undergraduate alma mater, Tuskegee University in Alabama, making him the first alumnus to serve in the position. He currently serves as the inaugural president and CEO of the Student Freedom Initiative.

Washtenaw Community College Adds Central State University to HBCU Pathway Program

Central State University in Ohio is the seventh historically Black college or university to join Washtenaw Community College's HBCU Pathway program, which provides admission opportunities and tuition assistance for local students to enroll in a participating HBCU institution.

University of Notre Dame Establishes Graduate Business Degree Pipeline With Xavier University

The new partnership will provide four qualified students from Xavier University with guaranteed admission into a master's degree program within the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana.

Atlanta University Consortium and Howard University Partner With Kenya on Technology-Driven Research

The newly established EDTECH Africa initiative aims to strengthen the higher education system in Kenya by fostering research and educational collaborations between Kenyan scholars and historically Black colleges and universities.

Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University Establish a Pathway Program for Aspiring Physician...

Through their most recent collaboration, the physician assistant program at Wake Forest University will begin formally recruiting Winston-Salem State University students who meet admission requirements and have been recommended by Winston-Salem State University leadership.

Hampton University Launches Seven Online Degree Programs in Business and Theology

Historically Black Hampton University in Virginia has expanded its online offerings by launching a new one-year MBA degree and six degree programs from the School of Religion.

Alabama State University Selects Private Wall Street Firm to Manage Endowment

Neuberger Berman, has partnered with Alabama State University to manage the historically Black university's $125 million endowment. Additionally, the Wall Street firm will provide internships to ASU students.

Elizabeth City State University Establishes Transfer Agreements With a Local Community College

Through three recently signed agreements, students at the College of the Albemarle now have the opportunity for a seamless transfer to Elizabeth City State University upon completion of their associate's degree.

Fayetteville State University Establishes Transfer Agreement with Wake Technical Community College

The new partnership will provide qualified students from Wake Technical Community College with guaranteed admission to Fayetteville State University upon completion of their associate's degree.

Howard University Receives Record-Breaking 36,000 Applicants for Class of 2028

The class of 2028 applicant pool at Howard University increased by 4,000 applications compared to last year's class of 2027. This year, the university's acceptance rate was roughly 31 percent, down five percentage points from last year.

Alabama A&M University Becomes First HBCU to Establish Exclusively Online Doctorate in Social Work

In addition to the new doctorate in social work program, Alabama A&M University will launch a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction and a master's degree in food science business for the upcoming fall 2024 semester.

Tougaloo College and Brown University Students Partner on Rural Public Health Research

During the spring semester, nine students from historically Black Tougaloo College and 12 students from Brown University participated in a study of community health impacts of a wood manufacturing plant in rural Mississippi.

PROPEL Innovation Hub Launches HBCU Cybersecurity Consortium

The HBCU Cybersecurity Consortium aims to unite academia, industry, and government cybersecurity leaders and provide HBCUs with the most up-to-date cybersecurity curricula. Currently, 32 HBCUs from across the country have joined the professional organization.

Spelman College Wins $1 Million Grant From Goldman Sachs’ Market Madness HBCU Competition

In addition to Spelman College, Howard University, Florida A&M University, and Delaware State University all secured grants for their participation in this year's Market Madness Competition.

Alabama State University Approved to Offer Doctorate in Occupational Therapy

The new doctoral degree at Alabama State University will ensure its students receive up-to-date academic training, and allow the historically Black institution to maintain a competitive edge with other Alabama schools.

Florida A&M University Receives $237 Million Gift But Some Observers Say “Show Me the...

The gift is nearly double the university's current endowment valued at $121 million, and one of the largest personal donations ever received by a historically Black college or university.

Claflin University Establishes Partnership with Ohio Wesleyan University

Through a new memorandum of understanding, historically Black Claflin University in South Carolina and Ohio Wesleyan University have agreed to partner on future academic, professional development, and community service initiatives.

Xavier University of Louisiana to Launch the Country’s Fifth Historically Black Medical School

Once official accreditation approval is granted by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission, the new Xaiver University Ochsner College of Medicine will become the fifth medical school in the United States at a historically Black college or university.

South Carolina State University to Launch Four New Degrees in Engineering and Computer Science

Once the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education grants official approval, South Carolina State University plans to offer bachelor's degrees in mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, as well as a master's degree in cybersecurity.

Alabama A&M University Looks to Acquire the Campus of Birmingham-Southern College

At the conclusion of the current academic semester, Birmingham-Southern College will close, leaving the campus available for acquisition by another institution. Historically Black Alabama A&M University has announced its prepared to acquire the campus with the plan to enroll students there as early as Fall 2025.

UCLA and Charles Drew University of Medicine Receive Funding to Support Equity in Neuroscience

Through $9.8 million in funding, the Dana Foundation will establish the UCLA-CDU Dana Center for Neuroscience & Society, which aims to gain a better understanding of the neuroscience needs of historically underrepresented communities in Los Angeles.

Oakwood University Wins 2024 Honda Campus All-Star Challenge

The Honda All-Star Challenge is an annual academic competition for students and faculty at historically Black colleges and universities. This year's top finisher, Oakwood University, received a $100,000 grant for their win.

MIT Launches HBCU Science Journalism Fellowship

The new HBCU Science Journalism Fellowship will provide students from Howard University, Hampton University, Florida A&M University, Morgan State University, and North Carolina A&T State University with hands-on training and individualized mentorship to develop their journalistic skills.

Delaware State University Establishes Transfer Agreement with Rowan College of South Jersey

As the result of a recently signed transfer agreement, community college students at Rowan College of South Jersey now have the opportunity to pursue their bachelor's degree at historically Black Delaware State University upon completion of their associate's degree.

Tuskegee University Flight School Receives $6.7 Million in Federal Funding

With a $6.7 million investment from the federal government, Tuskegee University will launch a new bachelor's degree in aviation science. The program will teach students about aviation science and technology and provide them with flight school training.

Virginia State University Approved to Launch Master’s Degree in Data Analytics

The master's degree in data analytics will prepare students to use data to make strategic technology and business decisions. The new degree program will be the 14th established master's degree at Virginia State University.

North Carolina A&T State University Establishes Doctorate in Pharmacy Pathway Program

The Early Assurance Program will provide North Carolina A&T University students who are interested in pursuing a doctorate in pharmacy with the opportunity for assured admission to the University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Virginia State University Receives Approval to Launch MBA Program

“I am confident this program will equip our diverse population of men and women with the knowledge, skills, and experiences necessary to thrive in today’s ever-evolving world of business," said Emmanual Omojokun, dean of the Virginia State University College of Business.

Delaware State University Aviation Program Establishes Partnership with Endeavor Air

Through a new memorandum of understanding, students in the aviation program at Delaware State University will have the opportunity to enroll in a pathway program with Endeavor Air, ultimately leading to a priority interview with the airline company upon completion of required flight hours.

Chevron to Establish STEM Labs at Two Historically Black Universities

In partnership with the Fab Foundation, Chevron will establish Chevron Fab Labs at Fort Valley State University and Florida A&M University, aiming to provide students and faculty with cutting-edge STEM technology.

Howard University Launches New Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development

The exclusively online program will educate students to promote human development from all stages of life. It will be available to students who have completed between 60 and 72 credit hours, but have not earned a college or university credit for at least one year.

Charles R. Drew University Partners with Sutter Health to Address California’s Health Care Inequities

With $7.5 million in funding from Sutter Health, historically Black Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science's newly accredited medical school will expand its academic offerings and scholarship opportunities.

South Carolina HBCUs to Participate in Pilot Program to Confront Antisemitism

“At the heart of this approach is the emphasis on creating inclusive and diverse spaces," said project leader, Devin Randolph of Voorhees University. "I see this endeavor as something truly invaluable, drawing from a legacy of resilience and aspirations for a future marked by understanding and progress.”

Saint Augustine University Transitioning to Exclusively Online-Learning in April

In the midst of a financial and accreditation crisis, historically Black Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh, North Carolina has decided to transition to fully-remote learning and asked all students on campus to move out by April 3.

Investigation Fails to Substantiate Claims of Bullying by Lincoln University President

On January 8, the day of her death, Dr. Antoinette Candia-Bailey wrote an email alleging she was bullied by Lincoln University President John Moseley. Almost three months later, a third-party investigation has concluded her claims cannot be substantiated.

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