The gift to the women’s college is the largest single donation to an HBCU and includes $75 million to endow scholarships.
The Lilly Endowment has donated $100 million to the United Negro College Fund (UNCF)—the largest unrestricted donation in the nonprofit’s 80-year history. The gift will support the long-term financial stability of 37 Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
After the Supreme Court decision ending race-conscious affirmative action, Historically Black Colleges and Universities are expecting an ongoing influx of applications.
For decades, state and federal governments have disproportionately funded white land-grant universities while Black land-grant universities operated “on shoestring budgets.” A new report provides policy recommendations to close funding gaps.
Male students make up a shrinking share of undergraduates at many HBCUs across the country, mirroring overall declines in Black student enrollment that could stall efforts to diversify in-demand professions.
With enrollment on the rise at some historically Black colleges and universities, schools are thinking outside the box—and even using shipping containers—to provide housing accommodations.
To date, no historically Black college or university has attained R1 status, the highest possible classification for research universities. After earning record levels of research funding, some HBCUs are poised to change that.
Colleges and universities are encouraging early mental health screening and supporting the re-entry of students who take a medical leave of absence.
Some of the nation’s largest corporations are partnering with HBCUs to recruit new hires and increase awareness of potential career paths.
After a report revealed that Tennessee withheld millions of dollars in funding from the state’s only public historically Black college, the state’s governor proposed giving the university $318 million. However, experts say that’s not enough.
Paul Quinn College is seeking to address intergenerational poverty with a new policy offering admission to friends and family of newly enrolled students.
More than a year after MacKenzie Scott donated $560 million in unrestricted funds to 23 public and private historically Black colleges and universities, the gifts have added resilience to minority-serving institutions confronting existential threats.