At least 11 HBCUs have announced decisions to clear some or all of their recent graduates’ outstanding tuition and fee balances.
Author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott this month announced another $2.7 billion in gifts to historically underfunded organizations, including at least 31 colleges and universities.
Historically black colleges and universities across the nation are mobilizing in an effort to re-enroll the more than 5 million Black adults who have partially completed a college credential.
President Joe Biden’s new $1.8 trillion spending plan features more than $300 billion in higher education investments intended to increase college affordability and close equity gaps.
Even before the recent influx of philanthropic gifts to historically Black colleges and universities, Prairie View A&M President Ruth Simmons was raising unprecedented and much-needed funds for the Texas-based HBCU.
Prioritizing flexibility and affordability, a new online undergraduate program from Morehouse College seeks to broaden higher education access for the millions of Black men who have some college credit but no degree.
Financial struggles forced Calvin E. Tyler Jr. to drop out of Morgan State University in 1963. Almost six decades later, he and his wife are giving the historically Black university $20 million for scholarships to ensure that low-income students can complete their education.
Several months after receiving multimillion dollar gifts from philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott, under-resourced colleges and universities say the funds will enable them to bolster financial aid and realize other strategic goals.
While higher education stakeholders in every corner of the nation condemned the riots, the violence, racism, and security lapses on display struck an especially deep nerve at Washington, D.C.-based universities and those that serve many students of color.
Philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott this week announced that in the last four months, she has given $4.2 billion to 384 organizations, including a number of colleges, universities, and scholarship funds dedicated to serving large numbers of Black, Latinx, Native American, and low-income students.
President-Elect Joe Biden is expected to usher in a new era for higher education when he takes office in January. Some policies could bring rapid change, while others will hinge on Senate control.
Of the 131 U.S. institutions classified as top research universities, none are historically Black schools. The COVID-19 pandemic is showing us why that needs to change, writes Morgan State University President David Wilson.